Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 04/09/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Athletic Bilbao meet Espanyol at the San Mamés Barria in a La Liga tussle on Sunday September 4th. The hosts put their unbeaten start on the line when they entertain Espanyol. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Athletic Bilbao are aiming to win for the third game in a row in La Liga when they welcome Espanyol to the Basque Country. Read our top predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Athletic Bilbao to Win

Athletic Bilbao have made a strong start to the new campaign in Spain and their thumping 4-0 win at Cadiz last week brought their points haul up to seven from the first nine on offer. In contrast, Espanyol have claimed just a single point so far and their confidence should be low following successive defeats to Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid. Athletic have momentum and home advantage on their side here and we expect that powerful combo to drive them towards glory again.

Over 1.5 Athletic Bilbao Goals

Espanyol’s defending has been well below par so far this season and the strugglers have conceded the second-most goals in the division (7) since the summer. Alongside that dismal overall record, Diego Martínez’s side have shipped at least two goals in all three of their first assignments in La Liga and on Sunday, they face an Athletic frontline that plundered four goals in their last outing. The hosts should have more chances to bury this weekend and we recommend backing them to notch over 1.5 times.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol

View our list of the best stats for Sunday’s contest below alongside a tool to help you choose the most lucrative odds.

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Last Five - Athletic BilbaoAthletic Bilbao

06/12/22

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Valladolid

Valladolid

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

2

W

13/11/22

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UD Alzira

UD Alzira

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

2

W

08/11/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Valladolid

Valladolid

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

3

W

04/11/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Girona

Girona

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

1

L

30/10/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Villarreal

Villarreal

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

1

W

Last Five - EspanyolEspanyol

12/11/22

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CD Rincon

CD Rincon

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

3

W

09/11/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Villarreal

Villarreal

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

0

L

06/11/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

1

D

28/10/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Mallorca

Mallorca

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Espanyol

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23/10/22

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Elche

Elche

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Espanyol

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Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Sunday’s La Liga bout between Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol below.

Athletic Bilbao Predicted Lineup

Athletic Bilbao have a few injury concerns this week including defenders Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche and Mikel Balenziaga, though the last member of the trio could make the squad on Sunday. Attacker Inaki Williams has a sprained ankle however, and is expected to be out for a week or two.

Predicted Lineup for Athletic Bilbao: Simon – De Marcos, Vivian, Yeray, Lekue – Sancet, Vesga – N. Williams, Muniain, Berenguer – Guruzeta

Espanyol Predicted Lineup

Defender Adria Pedrosa is out until October with a hernia, though Pol Lozano should be back in time from a minor ailment to join the squad. Espanyol have two players suspended for Sunday – keeper Benjamin Lecomte and defender Sergi Gomez.

Predicted Lineup for Espanyol: Garcia – Gil, Calero, Cabrera, Olivan – Souza, Sanchez, Exposito, Darder, Puado – Joselu

Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol prediction

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

Stake and 888sport have the best odds for Sunday’s game between Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 15:15 BST.

Who are the current La Liga leaders?

Real Madrid currently sit top of the pile in Spain.