Espanyol face off Athletic Bilbao take a trip to San Mames to kick off their 4th game of the 2022-23 La Liga Season. Athletic certainly look more than capable of challenging for a European place this term, based on the performances that we have seen from them already this campaign. They currently sit fourth in the La Liga standings after winning two of their opening three league fixtures.
Ernesto Valverde’s side is unbeaten in five matches against Espanyol. However, they have recorded just two victories during that run. One of those victories came in this exact fixture last season, as they won 2-1. However, three of the previous five matches have ended in 1-1 draws.
Bilbao are one of two sides in the Spanish top-flight yet to concede a goal in the league, and they have found the back of the net on five occasions. Bilbao maintained their excellent start to the new season on Monday evening, as they picked up a dominant 4-0 win on the road against Cadiz. Gorka Guruzeta scored twice in that victory, while Inaki Williams and Alejandro Berenguer Remiro also found the target.
Diego Martínez’ team certainly would have been disappointed with their performances at the start of the new season, as they find themselves down in 16th place in the league standings. They are yet to win a league fixture in three attempts this term, and have conceded seven goals already, which is the second worst defensive record in the Spanish top-flight.
After drawing on the opening day, Espanyol have lost each of their previous two fixtures in La Liga. The most recent of those defeats came at home against Real Madrid. They looked to have got a draw from the reigning European champions, but Madrid scored twice in the dying embers of the game. Joselu scored Espanyol’s goal, while Benjamin Lecomte was sent off in the 96th minute, which means he will be missing for this fixture.
Athletic vs Espanyol Game Information
- Date: 09/04/2022
- Time: 10:15 AM ET
- Location: San Mamés Barria (Bilbao)
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- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Athletic vs Espanyol Betting Lines
Athletic is –180 according to our Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $55.56. On the other side, Espanyol is +550 according to the Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $550.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Athletic at a 64.29% chance of winning the game, meanwhile, Espanyol has 15.38% of finishing the game with the W.
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