The 21st tour of the Spanish La Liga will open with Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao on Saturday 25 January at RCDE Stadium in Barcelona.

At what time do Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao Thunder play?

The game time is January 25, 2020, 13:00 CET.

Where to watch Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao?

Britain & Ireland: LaLigaTV, Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport 7.

What are the teams’ positions in the standings?

Espanyol takes the 20th position and Athletic Bilbao takes the 8th position in the Spanish La Liga.

How many wins and losses do the teams have?

Espanyol has 3 wins and 12 losses. Athletic Bilbao has 7 wins and 4 losses.

Predictions and Tips

Computer Predicted Score: Espanyol 2-1 Athletic Bilbao

  • MoneyLine Pick: Espanyol will Win +141
  • Against the Spread Pick: Espanyol -141 Point Spread
  • Over Under Pick: Game Totals 2.5

Espanyol

Espanyol’s recent success has allowed the team to join the fight to save a spot in the example for the next season. The Catalans have been on the last set for a long time, but now they share the last line with Leganes and are four points behind Mallorca, which is in 17th place. The improvement of the team’s results began after the appointment of Abelardo Fernandez, known for his successful work in Alaves. Under the guide of Abelardo, Periquitos played a draw against the derby with Barcelona (2:2) and also won the away game against Villarreal (2:1). However, at Copa del Rey the Catalans lost to Real Sociedad this week (0:2). Javi Lopez will miss the game. Participation of Victor Campuzano and Esteban Granero is also uncertain.

Athletic Bilbao

This season, on the other hand, Athletic is doing better than the previous seasons, having all chances to return to the European Cups. Basques are in eighth place, only three points behind the fifth Getafe. At the same time, Athletic rolled down to eighth place just in recent games. Gaizka Garitano team does not win five games in a row in La Liga, and all four past matches of the Basques played in a draw. Athletic drew with Eibar (0:0), Real Madrid (0:0), Sevilla (1:1) and Celta Vigo (1:1). The participation of Aritz Aduriz, Yuri Berchiche and Unai Simon is questionable. The last two are the major players of the team.

Statistics

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Espanyol Wins, 2 Athletic Wins, 2 Draws.
  • Athletic were convincing 3-0 winners in the reverse fixture at San Mames.
  • However they’ve not won on any of their last 5 trips to the RCDE Stadium.
  • Espanyol have won 3 of the last 5 meetings in Cornella including a 1-0 win last season.

Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head

DateTeamsScore
30/09/2019Athletic Bilbao-Espanyol3:0
08/03/2019Athletic Bilbao-Espanyol 1:1
05/11/2018Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao1:0
20/05/2018 Athletic Bilbao-Espanyol 0:1
14/01/2018 Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao 1:1
04/04/2017 Athletic Bilbao-Espanyol 2:0
06/11/2016 Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao 0:0

Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

If Espanyol hadn’t changed coach, it’s likely that the non-winning Athletic guest series could have been interrupted in games with this team. At the moment, however, Espanyol seems to be in better shape than Athletic. Accordingly, here you can bet on the victory of the hosts. Now it is crucial for the Catalans to win the home game again.

We predict the victory of Athletic with a score of 2:1.