Athletic vs Leganes Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Athletic Bilbao welcome Leganes at Estadio San Mamés on Saturday. The hosts are looking to secure the important three points toward Europa league qualification, while the guests are yet to secure the survival in Spanish top flight. The clash at San Mames maybe isn’t the most interesting match of the day, but it can be surely profitable in betting terms.
Athletic Bilbao are in UEFA zone at the moment as they occupy the 6th position with 62 points collected, same as Real Sociedad. After a very solid winning streak, they were beaten by local Basque rivals Alaves with 1:0. Luckily, Villarreal were also defeated at Camp Nou, so the Yellow Submarine wasn’t able to increase the point lead. Bilbao is among the strongest home teams in La Liga this season – in 18 home games, they registered 13 victories, 3 draws and only 2 defeats along with the goal difference of 35 goals scored and 17 allowed. The hosts have been victorious in 7 out of last 8 encounters at San Mames. Also, they scored at least two goals in the last three home games in the domestic league.
Leganes are in the 16th position with 33 points, 6 more than Gijon, so a point would secure La Liga survival. Last weekend, they completely destroyed Real Betis with 4:0; Leganes were up 2:0 after only 15 minutes, which is really atypical for the team from lower part of the standings. However, Leganes’ away performances are pretty bad since they failed to register a win on the road since October 2016. In the last three away games, Leganes were drawing at half-time but winning after the final whistle, while they also conceded at least two goals.
The two sides only met once so far, and the first goal between Leganes and Bilbao is yet to be scored.
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Athletic don’t have lots of missing players for this game with Leganes. Saborit is injured, while Aymeric Laporte is suspended and both of them will not play for sure. All other players are fully fit and ready to play and all of them are highly motivated to win all three points here.
On the other side Leganes have several missing players for the match. Robert Ibáñez and Serantes are injured and they cannot play for sure. Iago Herrerín and Unai López are another two players who also will not play for sure. Omar Ramos is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Athletic: Kepa; Balenziaga, Alvarez, Boveda, Marcos; Jose, Etxebarria; Muniain, Garcia, Williams; Aduriz
Leganes: Champagne; Tito, Siovas, Mantovani, Rico; Timor, Perez; Zhar, Pires, Szymanowski; Guerrero
Athletic vs Leganes Prediction
We expect one very tough football game and both teams will play aggressive from the first minute. The main objective for the both sides will be strong defending and we don’t expect lots of scoring chances. Athletic Bilbao play very well in front of their fans and they have won 7 of their last 8 home matches. Athletic have scored at least two goals in the last three home games. On the other side Leganes play very bad away from the home and have failed to win their last 14 away matches. They have conceded at least two goals in last three away games and now will play much stronger in defense line.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Prediction: Athletic to win. They will try to finish this game without conceding and our second betting pick for the match is Athletic to win with nil. Maybe correct score will be 2-0. If you want to bet on scorer do that on Aduriz. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.