Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, September 23, 2019 5:17 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 23, 2019 5:17 PM UTC

La Liga's top and bottom teams meet at Butarque...
<div><h2>Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/es/la-liga/cd-leganes-vs-athletic-bilbao-3842205/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wednesday, September 25, at Butarque</strong></a></p><p>Athletic Bilbao have made a superb start to the season and they sit top of the table after winning three and drawing two of their five games so far. They will bid to keep their 100% record intact when they head to Butarque to take on struggling Leganes on Wednesday. Mauricio Pellegrino’s men are bottom of the table after losing four of their opening five games, although they did end a losing streak when they secured a very creditable 1-1 draw with Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>This Leganes team looks woefully short of goals and forward Youssef En-Nesyri was dropped for Sunday’s game after drawing a blank in each of his first five games of the season. His replacement, Guido Carrillo, fared no better again Valencia. Leganes’ other striker, Martin Braithwaite, has only managed one goal in six games, and their struggles in front of goal could prove to be their downfall this season. Midfielder Oscar Rodriguez scored on Sunday, and he could be required to come to the strikers’ rescue once more against Athletic Bilbao.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Gaizka Garitano’s team should feel confident in their chances of getting a result at Butarque. They have only conceded once in six games so far this season, and they kept a clean sheet against Barcelona on the opening day of the season. Inigo Martinez and Yeray Alvarez have formed a solid partnership at the heart of defence, and young goalkeeper Unai Simon continues to grow in stature. Bilbao have plenty of dangerous players going forward, including Iker Munain and Inaki Williams, and they should be able to unlock a Leganes defence that is yet to keep a clean sheet this season.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Athletic Bilbao are priced at a generous 9/5 (2.80) with William Hill to win this game and that does look appealing. However, they have drawn their last two La Liga matches, and they drew away at Roma in Europe, so it might be sensible to add a draw no bet option in there for extra protection. You could combine Athletic Bilbao draw no bet with under 4.5 goals for a bit more value.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Athletic Bilbao draw no bet at 1.83 (5/6) with Bet365</a></strong></p></div>
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