2018-19 Spanish Primera – Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol kick off? Friday 8th March, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol being played? San Mamés Barria

What television channel is Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol on? Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol? Eleven Sports hold the rights to stream Spanish Primera matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their streaming schedule

In the US, ESPN+ have the rights to stream Spanish Primera matches. A free trial is available for those in the US by clicking here

Are tickets still available for Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol?

Athletic Bilbao – https://www.athletic-club.eus/en/tickets.html

Espanyol – https://proticketing.com/rcdespanyol/en_US/entradas/evento/12722

THE TEAM NEWS

ATHLETIC BILBAO

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Iago Herrerin; De Marcos, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Yuri; Dani Garcia, Benat; Ibai Gomez, Raul Garcia, Muniain; Inaki Williams

Unavailable: Ander Capa (Injured), Lekue (Injured)

Doubtful:

ESPANYOL

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Diego Lopez; Rosales, Naldo, Mario Hermoso, Didac Vila; Victor Sanchez, Marc Roca, Granero; Hernan Perez, Wu Lei, Oscar Melendo

Unavailable: Borja Iglesias (Suspended), Sergi Darder (Suspended), Piatti (Injured), Sergio Garcia (Injured), David Lopez (Injured)

Doubtful: Oscar Duarte (Injured), Naldo (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

While Espanyol may be unbeaten in their last five league matches, they can be opposed when they travel to face Athletic Club. Only goal difference splits the sides, but crucially, Espanyol are without Darder and Iglesias due to suspension and that could swing the match in favour of the Basque side.