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

The Basque outfit are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in the Spanish top flight and we are positive that they will rely on their rock-solid defence in Wednesdays football match. Athletic Club will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Deportivo Alaves in the Basque derby when they face Leganes in the suburbs of Madrid on Matchday 6. The Lions continue with fine performances in the 2019/2020 season and they surely want to retain top position in the standings.

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.

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.

Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao H2H

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. 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.

However, seeing that Leganes are tough to beat at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. 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. 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.

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.

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.

Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Match Odds

Allan Nyom established himself as a first-team regular and it has to be noted that he made 32 appearances for los Granadinos in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign. After spending five seasons at Granada, Nyom joined Watford in 2015 and he moved to fellow Premier League side WBA at the end of the season. Granada finished the 2009/2010 season in top position in the Segunda Division and, as a result, they secured automatic promotion to the Spanish top flight.

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.

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.

Theyve only taken 5 points from their last 7 away matches in La Liga although 3 of them did come on this ground against Leganes last season, their only road win in six months. Athletic head into this game after yet another home win as they saw off Basque rivals Alaves. They remain unbeaten at San Mames in La Liga under Gaizka Garitano but their away record is far less convincing.