Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol prediction 18.01.2023

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

1 : 0

Espanyol

Espanyol

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  • Competition: Copa del Rey
  • Date: Wednesday, 18th January 2023
  • Kickoff: 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
  • Venue: Estadio San Mames

Athletic Bilbao have a solid season. They are only two points behind the fourth in LaLiga, Atletico Madrid, so Athletic Bilbao still have a good chance for the Champions League spot. Ernesto Valverde's team didn't impress lately, winning only one of the last four games in all competitions. In the previous match, Athletic Bilbao lost 3-1 on the road against Real Sociedad. 

Athletic Bilbao are not playing well since the World Cup break. They scored eight goals in those five games, but six of them came in the cup against third-level team Eldense. Also, Athletic Bilbao scored only one goal in the last three LaLiga rounds.

Espanyol are not a good team like Athletic Bilbao. They are only two points above the relegation zone, so Espanyol must be very careful in the upcoming months. Still, Diego Martinez's team is without a loss in five games after the World Cup break. Last weekend, they won 2-1 on the road against Getafe. That game was fairly even, but the guests did just enough to secure all three points. 

Espanyol are a defensive-oriented team. They allowed only five goals in the last five matches in all competitions. 

Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol had one h2h match this season. In that game, Espanyol won 1-0 in Bilbao.

Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol pick: Espanyol to cover AH +1 spread

Athletic Bilbao are not playing well since the World Cup break. They have an obvious problem with scoring. Also, last weekend, Athletic Bilbao was heavily beaten in San Sebastian. On the other hand, Espanyol are a very tough team lately. Espanyol to cover AH +1 spread should be a suitable bet for this tie. 

Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 0

    Espanyol

    Copa Del Rey

  2. Athletic Bilbao

    0 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga

  3. Athletic Bilbao

    2 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga

  4. Espanyol

    1 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  5. Espanyol

    1 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao Team News

After a loss against Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao's head coach Ernesto Valverde admitted his team had slipped in form lately. Still, Valverde said the team lost better positions on the table, but according to him, they are still very close to their goals. 

Inigo Martinez is questionable for the upcoming game against Espanyol. 

Last matches of Athletic Bilbao

  1. Celta Vigo

    1 : 0

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  2. Valencia

    1 : 3

    Athletic Bilbao

    Copa Del Rey

  3. Athletic Bilbao

    0 : 2

    Real Madrid

    La Liga

  4. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 0

    Espanyol

    Copa Del Rey

  5. Real Sociedad

    3 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

Athletic Bilbao lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Julen Agirrezabala

Defenders

  • 18

    Óscar de Marcos

  • 3

    Daniel Vivian

  • 5

    Yeray Álvarez

  • 17

    Yuri Berchiche

Midfielders

  • 19

    Oier Zarraga

  • 6

    Mikel Vesga

  • 11

    Nico Williams

  • 8

    Oihan Sancet

  • 7

    Álex Berenguer

Forwards

  • 12

    Gorka Guruzeta

Espanyol

Espanyol Team News

Espanyol's head coach Diego Martinez was very satisfied after a win against Getafe. He said three points are a reward for the team's good work and growth in recent weeks. Also, Martinez talked about how important for Espanyol to be solid in defense in every match. 

Adria Pedrosa, Gori, Keidi Bare, and Pol Lozano will not play in the upcoming cup tie. 

Last matches of Espanyol

  1. Almería

    3 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga

  2. Espanyol

    1 : 0

    Real Betis

    La Liga

  3. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 0

    Espanyol

    Copa Del Rey

  4. Getafe

    1 : 2

    Espanyol

    La Liga

  5. Espanyol

    2 : 2

    Girona

    La Liga

Espanyol lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Joan García

Defenders

  • 27

    Ruben Sanchez Saez

  • 24

    Sergi Gómez

  • 23

    César Montes

  • 4

    Leandro Cabrera

  • 14

    Brian Oliván

Midfielders

  • 20

    Edu Expósito

  • 12

    Vinícius Souza

  • 10

    Sergi Darder

  • 7

    Javi Puado

Forwards

  • 9

    Joselu

4 Reasons why Espanyol should cover AH +1 spread

  1. Athletic Bilbao won only one of the last four matches
  2. Athletic Bilbao scored only one goal in the previous three LaLiga games
  3. Espanyol are without a loss in five matches since the World Cup break
  4. Espanyol won the only h2h game against Athletic Bilbao this season

Main prediction Athletic Bilbao - Espanyol

AH2 (+1)

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winrate

55% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol - FAQ

? Where to watch?
Match you can find it officially on the Arena Sport channel.
? Who could be the goalscorer for Athletic Bilbao?
Gorka Guruzeta, who scored five league goals this season.
? Who could be the goalscorer for Espanyol?
Joselu, who scored ten goals this season.