Athletic Bilbao vs Leganés – La Liga :On the last of the two matches that will be played this Monday, in Spain
Counting towards the 1st round of La Liga, being played in the city of Bilbao, at the San Mamés Stadium,
the home side Athletic Bilbao and the visiting side Leganés face off, on the 1st round of the competition.
The home side comes into this match with a new manager for this season, after the dismissal of their previous manager, such was their streak of poor results and displays from the Basque side, that inclusively reached their worst position for a lot of years in La Liga.
The team has played a big number of friendly encounters on the pre-season, having alternated a lot between victories, draws and losses.
As for the visiting team, they come into this encounter also with a change in terms of manager, with the return of Mauricio Pellegrino to La Liga, after having left Alavés, 2 years ago, to manage Southampton.
Leganés signed him after seeing their previous manager leave to Real
Sociedad last week.
They have gotten several good results over the course of their preparation stage for the season, having gotten 3 draws and 2 wins, with the team not facing teams with great quality (except for Olympiakos).
Athletic Bilbao vs Leganés – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Taking into consideration that the visitors are a consistent team on defence, and that the hosts also intend to have that concern, despite the entrance of a manager with a bigger offensive mindset (a bit similar to Bielsa’s image),
I believe on a balanced match and with the two sides having a more pragmatic posture and with less offensive impetus, even because a bad result on the initial round of La Liga can really hinder their season.
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