Leganes (@2.8) vs Athletic Bilbao (@2.9)
26-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Leganes will win

Leganes – Athletic Bilbao Match Prediction | 26-09-2019 13:00

Athletic Bilbao is not afraid to attack their opponents. They can play very well in front of the away fans and they will try to secure a good result here. They wont be missing any players here. Their main striking force is Williams who will try to provide some goals here. They have scored a goal in each of their first four games.

A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Iker Muniain, who found the net in the 2-0 win over Alaves. Leganes, on the other hand, have collected only one point from possible 15 in the new La Liga campaign, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders.

League Table

Leganes will need to turn Butarque into something of a fortress again if they are going to haul themselves out of their current position but they were slow to get going last term and did ultimately beat the drop with considerable ease to secure their highest ever league finish. A solid performance and 1-1 draw at the Mestalla will certainly be a morale boost to Mauricio Pellegrinos men who lost their opening four fixtures. Most concerning of all, three of those games were at home where they are usually so strong.

He will also need to cure a losing habit on the road. Leganes lost all of their final 8 away matches last season and thats a stat which should fill Athletic with some confidence here. Their form wasnt great either as the season wore on but they are much the more settled side and appear to have a better coach at the helm this term.

The pacey full back made 37 appearances for the club in the 2008/2009 season and at the end of the campaign he signed a deal with Serie A side Udinese. After playing amateur football in his homeland France, Allan Nyom began his professional career at Arles-Avignon. However, given the great collaboration between Udinese and Granada, he was immediately sent on loan to the Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes outfit.

Reason For Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips

The Lions, on the other hand, have been producing fine performances in the second half of the season and, as a result, they are still in the race for a place in the Europa League. However, seeing that Leganes are tough to beat at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The capital club have been impressive at the back in the 2018/2019 La Liga season and we are positive that they are going to rely on their rock-solid defence against Athletic Club.

Wednesdays football game at Estadio Municipal de Butarque pits together Leganes and Athletic Club, the two teams who are eyeing a place in European competitions. Leganes have been in a thrilling form of late and the fact that they managed to hold star-studded Real Madrid to a draw in their last home fixture is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of the Basque outfit.

Athletic have only received a fee for one player this summer, yet they are still the club operating on the largest net transfer profit in the whole division. 72 million was an enormous amount to receive for Kepa, particularly given he was set to join Real Madrid for just 18 million in January, having completed a medical at the Bernabeu only for Zidane to pull the plug on the deal.

Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Best Bet

They are currently 7th with 8 points from 4 games. Both teams are looking to secure as good as possible results, Leganes is hoping to bounce back from a poor start of the season. They are currently last in the league and are desperate to earn some points here. On the other side, Leganes has lost all four games they played. My opinion is that we will be seeing a counter-attacking brand of football by them in this match. Athletic Bilbao had a good solid start of the season.

Both sides may consider rotating a bit for this midweek game but were unlikely to see wholesale changes from either coach. Leganes will want to use their weekend draw as a platform from which to build so we should see a fair bit of continuity. Athletic meanwhile are a bit short in terms of quality cover in several positions although they may hand Aritz Aduriz a start in attack which would see Inaki Williams feature out wide.

With Athletic Bilbao scoring just one goal so far in their outings and Leganes yet to find the back of the net here, expect no more than a goal or two at the most by the end of the ninety minutes. All of their last three head to head clashes here have been low scoring ones with under 2.5 goals on the charts.

Leganes have been in a thrilling form of late and the fact that they managed to hold star-studded Real Madrid to a draw in their last home fixture is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of the Basque outfit. Wednesdays football game at Estadio Municipal de Butarque pits together Leganes and Athletic Club, the two teams who are eyeing a place in European competitions.

That is, of course, to avoid being relegated. Leganes has lost all four games they played. They have some injuries, but they are not long term. Before this season opener, where Osasuna won against them, they have had a 7 game streak, where they did not lose a game. They are currently last in the league and are desperate to earn some points here. Their coach Pellegrino has around 15-17 players who can play in starting 11 most of the time. Leganess team is slightly changed from the last year, but their goal stays the same.

Mauricio Pellegrino is a decent replacement on paper and did a really good job at Alaves two seasons ago on a similarly limited budget before failing in the Premier League with Southampton. Their most significant departure was that of coach Asier Garitano, the inspiration behind their miraculous rise to the top flight and ability to stay there. However with so many changes, it could take some time for everything to gel into place and for Pellegrino to come to some conclusion about his strongest starting line-up.