March 7, 2019
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By Kartikey Sharma

The ATH vs ESL Dream11 match preview –

In a game played in the Spanish Serie A, Athletic Bilbao will be facing Espanyol FC in what is going to be a mid-table battle on Friday.

Athletic Bilbao are in the 12th spot in the league table and have recovered well for a side who was struggling to break free from the relegation zone all season long. They have historically been the side who has always done well defensively, and it has been the attack who has always let them down. They have scored the least amount of goals of anyone in La Liga, and it will be interesting to see how they tackle this problem in the coming games.

Meanwhile, Espanyol FC were once the league leaders of the La Liga, and have now settled into a position which is a more realistic spot for a team of their calibre. They have shown that this group of players can hang with the toughest, and if are managed properly can easily be one of the better sides in Spain. They are looking to make their last step towards being a well-rounded side and will have to see this season out with the current crop of talent at their disposal.

ATH vs ESL Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction:

When and where?

This match is to be played at San Mames, Bilbao, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 53.289.

Where to watch Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol FC live?

The clash will take place at 1:30 AM (IST) on March 9th, 2019 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.

Stats and Facts for Espanyol FC vs Athletic Bilbao:

ATH vs ESL recent form (Last six matches)

Athletic Bilbao – L W W D L W

Espanyol FC – W D D W D L

League Table Position:

ATH vs ESL Head to head

Athletic Bilbao Won – 9

Espanyol FC Won – 14

Drawn – 10

ATH vs ESL Team News:

Athletic Bilbao:

  • Even though the team lost the last game, no changes in the starting lineup are expected here.
  • Inigo Lekue, Mikel Rico, Aritz Aduriz, Ander Capa and Ander Iturraspe are the only absentees for the team.
  • Iago Herrerín will be the goalkeeper for Athletic Bilbao.

Espanyol FC:

  • The team is coming off a strong win and an unchanged starting XI is expected to be on display.
  • Sergi Darder, David Lopez, Oscar Duarte, Naldo, Pablo Piatti and Sergio Garcia are sidelined for Espanyol FC.
  • Diego Lopez will be the safety net for the backline.

ATH vs ESL Probable Playing 11:

Athletic Bilbao–

Herrerin (GK), De Marcos, Alvarez, Martinez, Berchiche, Garcia, Benat, Ibai, Garcia, Muniain, Williams

Espanyol FC–

Lopez (GK), Rosales, Hermoso, Lopez, Vila, Sanchez, Roca, Granero, Perez, Lei, Melendo

ATH vs ESL Fantasy Picks-

Athletic Bilbao:

  1. Inaki Williams

The Nigerian striker has lit up the Indian Super League in just his first season and he will be looking to continue on with this great form.

Goals: 9; Assists: 3

  1. Iker Muniain

He was once dubbed as the Spanish Messi, but the 26-year-old has not done justice to himself or his talent at all in recent years.

Goals: 6; Assists: 2

Espanyol FC:

  1. Esteban Granero

The Spanish midfielder is playing at a really high level this year, and he has proven that he can be a leading man for any midtable side in the league.

Goals: 3; Assists: 1

  1. Oscar Melendo

He has been one of the most underrated players in the game this season and will be looking to be more effective in terms of output for the remaining games.

Goals: 0; Assists: 4

Gambling India Info Match Prediction Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol FC

Both teams are coming into this tie with decent form and we see a scored draw as the result of this contest.

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