Athletic Bilbao will look to forget the previous La Liga campaign and kick off the new one in a positive manner when they host Leganes at the San Mames Barria on Monday night. Athletic Bilbao had a terrible La Liga 2017/18 campaign, having finished only in 16th spot in the league table. Leganes have actually had the same amount of points like Athletic Bilbao last term, but an inferior goal difference. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Athletic Bilbao had a long pre-season campaign and only managed to win six of their eleven friendlies. It seems that they’re still having problems going forward, which was one of the main issues they had last season. Their home form in the previous campaign have also been a problem, as they have only won six games at the San Mames Barria.
On the contrary, Leganes haven’t lost a single game in pre-season and enter the fray on the back of two consecutive wins against Zaragoza and Rayo Vallecano. The highlight of their pre-season campaign has been their defence, as they conceded just two goals in five friendlies.
Athletic Bilbao have the home advantage in this one and we expect them to maximize it. Our betting tips and predictions fancies Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 1.75.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Athletic Bilbao managed to beat Leganes 2-0 at home last season, but they lost 1-0 on the road initially. Their home form towards the end of the previous La Liga season have seen them win just once in five games, while losing three. However, Leganes have been terrible on the road also, winning just once in their last 15 trips. Our preview anticipate Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 1.75.
Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 1.75
Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Draw at odds 3.30
Leganes to win at odds 5.50
Correct Score odds
In terms of goalscoring, Athletic Bilbao did well to score in their most recent friendly against Augsburg, but that was their sole goal in the last three friendlies. On the flip side, Leganes have netted nine goals in five friendlies this summer, but they failed to score in two of their four meetings with Bilbao. Our correct score fancies Athletic Bilbao to win 1-0 at odds 5.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Athletic Bilbao to win 1-0 at odds 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
We can’t see goals in this one as each of the four meetings between these two sides have ended with under 2.5 goals. Both sides are playing very defensively usually and this is why we expect another tight affair here. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals at odds 1.57.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Aritz Aduriz hasn’t been involved in Bilbao’s most recent friendlies, but he has been their talisman over the past few seasons. The experienced striker scored loads of goals for Bilbao in the Europa League also over the past few seasons and he is our choice to score the opening goal here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Aritz Aduriz at odds 3.75.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Aritz Aduriz at odds 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
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