Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Leganes were able to extend their unbeaten run to 4 matches after beating Malaga 2-0 at the La Rosaleda. Gabriel scored just after half-time and Alexander Szymanowski doubled their advantage in the 78th minute. The resistance from the home team finally came to an end with Recio being sent off in the 81st minute with a second yellow card. Athletic Bilbao were able to get a 1-0 win over Sevilla at home. Mikel Vesga came up with the only goal just before half-time, and Bilbao were able to hold out for three points. In the midweek game, Cuco Ziganda watched his team get a 2-2 draw with Ostersunds FK in the Europa League. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a game that could be a slow burner with limited number of goals, as Leganes have not scored over 1.5 goals in the last five home games. The team has also kept three consecutive clean sheets in the league. Athletic Bilbao have not been a great scoring team. The last two matches between these two teams finished as a draw. A point on the road will appeal to Athletic Bilbao. I would go with a draw in this game. Aduriz has been in decent form over the last few weeks and has now scored for the league goals this season. The 36-year-old also came up with a goal Europa league match. I would back Aduriz to score anytime in the game.

Draw – 21/10

Aduriz to score anytime – 8/5

Leganes saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Leganes have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 3 games against Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Athletic Bilbao have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 3 games against Leganes

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leganes Form Guide

Leganes Team Logo

Leganes

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L A

15-01-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

18-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-01-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

28-01-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

31-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

04-02-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-02-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-02-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

16-02-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Athletic Bilbao Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo

Athletic Bilbao

Won

3

Draw

6

Lost

1
D H

16-12-2017

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

22-12-2017

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-01-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-01-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

19-01-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

22-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Rudes Team Logo Rudes

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

26-01-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-02-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

09-02-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Spartak Moscow Team Logo Spartak Moscow

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Leganes Preview

Leganes will be looking to extend their position in the top 10 of the table for as long as the joy lasts. Few expected Leganes to be in this position at the start of the season, as the club would have primarily aimed at avoiding another season of relegation dogfight. Last season, Leganes finished just outside the drop zone and were able to breathe a sigh of relief due to their end of season form. Now, Leganes are in the top six and stand to finish in the European spots if the season ends now. Gabriel is the leading scorer for Leganes with two goals.

Leganes Team News

Serantes (shoulder), Julian Ramos (thigh), and Ezequiel Munoz (back) are the players unavailable for Leganes coming into the game

Athletic Bilbao Preview

The run of four games without a victory threatened to put Athletic Bilbao in a disastrous position even before the winter break, but the club has come back with a bang after the comfortable win over Sevilla. The 1-0 win over Eduardo Berizzo’s team has been a trademark of Athletic Bilbao, as the team did not concede much and often rely only on a couple of goals in order to get them through. Indeed, Bilbao have scored just over a goal per game in the matches this season, while they continue to remain heavily reliant upon Aduriz to come up with the goals. The 36-year-old has scored four goals this season.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Muniain (cruciate ligament), Oscar De Marcos (ankle), Mikel Balenziaga (ankle), and Iker Undabarrene (cruciate ligament) are the players unavailable for Athletic Bilbao.

Leganes Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Athletic Bilbao Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Sidelined Players

Leganes
23 Julian Ramos Omar Injured
13 Serantes Injured
Athletic Bilbao
10 Iker Muniain Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ivan Cuellar 185 75
20 LB Joseba Zaldua 176 71
22 CD Dimitris Siovas 191 84
14 RB Raul Garcia 175 72
16 CD Mauro Dos Santos 180 76
17 CM Javier Eraso 180 71
21 CM Ruben Perez 178 72
8 CM Gabriel 186 80
25 RF Nordin Amrabat 181 77
10 LF Nabil El Zhar 175 86
12 CF Claudio Beauvue 174 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 186 85
2 LB Eneko Boveda 181 77
30 CD Unai Nunez 186 -
4 CD Aymeric Laporte 189 85
3 RB Enric Saborit 186 72
6 CDM Mikel San Jose 186 77
21 CDM Mikel Vesga 191 86
11 CM Inaki Williams 186 77
22 CM Raul Garcia 183 80
28 CM Inigo Cordoba 180 74
20 CF Aritz Aduriz 181 78