ESL vs ATH Dream11 Match Prediction: Bottom of the table Espanyol only got their third win in the league this season by impressively beating Villarreal 2-1 with 10 men away from home. They will now be welcoming Athletic Bilbao at the Cornella-El Prat who have drawn four games on the trot recently. Athletic Bilbao currently occupies the 8th spot with 30 points in La Liga.
Date- Saturday, January 25
Kick-Off- 5:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Cornella-El Prat
Bruno Soriano is ruled out due to injury for the hosts, while, Javi Lopez is will miss out the upcoming fixture due to being sent off against Villarreal. Having said that, Javier Calleja should be persisting with a similar starting lineup that featured in the 2-1 win over Villarreal. Tomas and Calleri should be leading the attack. Lopez, Roca and Darder should could feature in the midfield for the hosts. Victor Sanchez is likely to come in place of the suspended Lopez.
Unai Simon missed out the game against Cleta Vigo due to illness and is in doubt here along with Aritz Aduirz. Oscar De Marcos is expected to miss out till mid-March due to ankle injury, which gives Ander Capa further game time. Kenan Kodro should be in charge of the attack, with Munian, Garcia and Inaki Williams playing in the advanced role.
ESL (Expected Playing 11)- Diego Lopez; Sanchez, Naldo, Espinosa, Vila; Melendo, David Lopez, Roca, Darder; Tomas, Calleri
ATH (Expected Playing 11)- Herrerin; Yuri, Martinez, Alvarez, Capa; Vesga, Garcia; Munian, Garcia, Williams; Kodro
David Lopez has been one of the standouts for Espanyol at the backline. Lopez has two goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 78.4% from 1132 minutes in the league this season.
Raul Garcia has impressed in the midfield region for Athletic Bilbao. Garcia has six goals and an assist from 19 appearances this season.
Jonathan Calleri can be pivotal in the attacking front for Espanyol. The Argentine has a goal and two assists from 925 minutes this season.
Ander Capa has done well as the wing-back for Athletic Bilbao. Capa has two goals, four assists and a pass accuracy of 75.7% from 19 appearances this season.
A draw seems like a possible outcome.
To be updated..