Espanyol 19/20 to beat Athletic Bilbao on Monday’s La Liga contest
Competition: La Liga
Market: Espanyol win
Odds: 19/20 @ Bet 365
Looking to continue their rise up the La Liga table, Espanyol will welcome Athletic Bilbao to the RCDE Stadium on Monday night.
Starting with the hosts, after enjoying a very bright start to the new La Liga season, Espanyol will be quietly dreaming of a return to European football. In their opening 10 domestic games, they have won five, drawn three and lost just twice, scoring 14 and conceding eight in return. In fact, no side outside of the top four holds a better defensive record. With a points tally of 18, a win on Monday would see Espanyol jump up to second in the table. As for their recent form, the hosts are now unbeaten in their last five La Liga outings and are yet to be beaten at home this season.
As for the visitors, after suffering a woeful start to the new La Liga season, it appears that Athletic Bilbao could be in for a relegation battle this season. In their opening 10 domestic games, they have won just one match, drawing seven and losing twice, scoring 11 and conceding 15 in return, no team outside of the bottom three holds a worse defensive record. As for their recent run of form, Bilbao have now drawn their last three matches on the bounce and have also failed to pick up a win in any competition and have now failed to win any of their last nine matches.
Bet: Espanyol 19/20 to beat Athletic Bilbao on Monday’s La Liga contest @ Bet 365