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. The Lions continue with fine performances in the 2019/2020 season and they surely want to retain top position in the standings. 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 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.

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.

Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Match Info

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leganes vs Athletic Bilbao Head-To-Head Record

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.

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.

These were actually the two teams that finished directly above the relegation zone last term and while neither were ever in serious relegation trouble, they will need to improve, certainly on their end of season form, this time around. This is one of many games on match-day one in La Liga which features plenty of unknowns, as we await to see how both teams will shape up following managerial changes this summer.

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.

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The club from Bilbao is playing in the highest Spanish division since its founded in 1928 and is next to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for a longest period of time in the Primera Division. Athletic de Bilbao used to play until 2012 in the San Mames stadium (also known as La Catedral). Athletic Club (mostly known as Athletic de Bilbao) is a Spanish football club from the Bask region which is playing currently in the Primera Division.

All of their last three head to head clashes here have been low scoring ones with under 2.5 goals on the charts. 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.