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Espanyol 19/20 to beat Athletic Bilbao on Monday’s La Liga contest

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, La Liga 5 Nov 2018

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Competition: La Liga

Market: Espanyol win

Odds: 19/20 @ Bet 365

With the chance to jump as high as second in the La Liga table, Espanyol will welcome a struggling Athletic Bilbao side to the RCDE Stadium on Monday night.

Starting with Rubi’s Espanyol side, after enjoying a stellar start to the new season under the former Girona boss, another La Liga victory will see them climb just three points adrift of Barcelona at the top of the table. Picking up a 1-1 draw away at Real Valladolid in their last domestic outing, Periquitos are unbeaten in the league since a 1-0 loss to Real Madrid back on the 22nd of September. Also yet to be beaten at the RCDE Stadium in any competition so far this year, one man to watch for the hosts will be leading goalscorer Borja Iglesias. The 25-year-old now has three in his last two appearances.

As for the visitors, while Athletic Bilbao have never been relegated from La Liga, it appears that Eduardo Berizzo’s side could find themselves at the heart of a relegation battle come the end of the year. Coming off the back of a yet another draw in their 0-0 stalemate with Valencia last week, the Lions have now drawn their last three on the bounce. Now sat just a single point above the drop zone, Bilbao have now failed to win any of their away matches this year and have also not won a match since their opening game back on the 20th of August.

Bet: Espanyol 19/20 to beat Athletic Bilbao on Monday’s La Liga contest @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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