On Matchday 23 of the Primera Division, Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol will take on Espanyol in a battle of their own. Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet nigeria.
The Basques have become the menace of the giants
Athletic Bilbao has already made a lot of noise this year, the club knocked out Barcelona and Real Madrid from the Spanish Cup, making it to the semi-finals of the tournament, where they will play against Valencia. The Basque side should also improve in the league, where they are only eighth, but only four points behind the top six. In the last three games, Athletic have scored 7 points, a sign of good form. The Basques have one of the most reliable defensively, only Sevilla concedes less, but their attacking performance needs work, 21 goals in 22 games is very low. Two players will miss this meeting due to injury.
The Parrots have no problem securing a place in the Primera
Espanyol are not struggling for survival like most newcomers, the club is 13th in the standings with a 9-point lead from the relegation zone. “The Parrots have yet to win this calendar year, suffering two defeats and one draw. In the last round, Espanyol collapsed at home against Betis, 1-4. Previously, they had a chance of clinching a place in the European competitions. Prior to this encounter, the team have two staffing losses.
In the first round, the teams parted peacefully – 1-1, with the same score ended three of the last four face-to-face meetings.
The hosts are considered favourites for this meeting, Athletic should really be on the heat, but the cup battles have surely taken a lot of physical and emotional strength. Espanyol are quite capable of picking up points in the upcoming battle. We suggest betting on an exchange of goals.