Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao Preview

Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – RCDE Stadium

Date: 5th November 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Espanyol will be looking to build on their bright start to the season when they welcome Athletic Bilbao in this game, while their visitors will be looking to finally get their season started with a good result in this game.

The visitors started their season with a win over Leganes, but that has looked like it happened last season as they have not won any league game since that time.

There are just four teams in the Spanish topflight who are yet to post two wins in the league this season, and Athletic Bilbao are one of them, with 70 percent of their games ending in draws.

Espanyol have turned their home into a slaughter ground for visiting teams this season, and they will be looking to build on that with another win in this game.

The Catalans have almost everything going for them at the moment with a solid defence, good midfield and an attack that can get them the three points.

Borja Iglesias seems to have taken over from Gerard Moreno this season in terms of scoring goals as he has already netted 5 times in La Liga this season.

Espanyol have conceded just a single goal in all of their home games this season, and they are also the only team in the league to have won all of their home games so far.

Bookmakers have priced Espanyol up as steady favourites to come out on top while punters are treating Bilbao as a team who have to win sooner rather than later as their odds don’t reflect their struggling form.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Espanyol

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Real Valladolid 1-1 Espanyol 26 Oct, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Huesca 0-2 Espanyol 21 Oct, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Espanyol 3-1 Villarreal 7 Oct, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Rayo Vallecano 2-2 Espanyol 28 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Espanyol 1-0 Eibar 25 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División

Athletic Bilbao

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Valencia 27 Oct, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Rayo Vallecano 1-1 Athletic Bilbao 24 Oct, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Eibar 1-1 Athletic Bilbao 21 Oct, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Real Sociedad 5 Oct, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Barcelona 1-1 Athletic Bilbao 29 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Espanyol 20 May, 2018 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 1-1 Athletic Bilbao 14 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Espanyol 4 Apr, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 0-0 Athletic Bilbao 6 Nov, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 2-1 Athletic Bilbao 20 Mar, 2016 Spanish Primera División

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