Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 11 March 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao).
Betting Tips & Predictions
Neither side is in fantastic form at the moment, and that is reflected in their respective league positions of 13th for Leganes and 14th for Athletic.
However, Leganes are certainly having the better season, with avoiding the drop being their objective at the start of the campaign, they can now dream of the heady heights of mid-table for the remainder of the season.
Athletic and their manager Cuco Ziganda have been heavily criticised for their performances this season, with the club completely out of the running for a European qualifying spot as it stands.
A win for either side would lift them up towards the top 10, but Athletic have the distraction of a Europa League clash with Marseille next week and Leganes have not won away in La Liga since October.
A draw, at 23/10 in the betting, looks to be the most likely option in this clash, but do not expect a thriller. Leganes have scored just once in their last six games and Athletic have netted just four in their last six in the league, and an under 2.5 total goals bet is 1/2.
Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
In the last match of the day, Athletic Bilbao will host Leganes at the San Mamés Stadium. This is a game between two teams from the middle of the table so it will be interesting to see how it plays out and how it shapes that part of the league standings. One thing is clear, this clash is bound to provide lots of excitement and betting opportunities.
Athletic Bilbao hold the number fourteen spot in La Liga with thirty-two points from seven wins, eleven draws, and nine losses. Out of the previous five league games, they have two draws, two losses, and a single win. In the last round, they faced Sevilla and were defeated by the score of 2-0. Muriel and Vazquez scored a goal each in the first half and set the final result.
Leganes are placed thirteenth at the table with thirty-three points from nine wins, six draws, and twelve losses. In the previous round, they managed to triumph over Malaga. The first half was slow and not much happened in it. In the second, we have seen two goals. Eraso and Amrabat of Leganes scored a goal each and with them secured a win for their club.
The two teams have played a total of three matches, all of them during the last year. They ended as a 0-0 and a 1-1 draw, and the third game went to Leganes. They managed to win with a single goal. Athletic Bilbao have been solid at home in the previous weeks. Out of the previous eight home games, they have five draws, two wins, and a single loss. On the other hand, Leganes haven’t played their best football in away games. Out of the previous five away matches, they have a win, a draw, and three losses. It is worth noting that those losses are from the three most recent outings.
Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes: Head-to-head
Interestingly, Athletic Bilbao have never managed to beat Leganes.
Two of their three encounters have ended in a draw, while the Legionaries picked up a narrow 1-0 win when the two teams locked horns in this season.
None of three H2H tis has seen three or more goals.
Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50
Draw @ 3.30