Monday’s clash between Athletic Club and Espanyol will bring down the curtain on La Liga day 23.

The Lions aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano, and the bookies see them as hot favourites to win the match.

Iker Munian has recovered from coronavirus, and the influential midfielder is widely expected to start against Espanyol, while Unai Vencedor should be the only absentee in the home side.

The Catalans, on the other hand, failed to win the previous three league fixtures. Espanyol are eager to give fans something to cheer about, but seeing that Athletic Club have turned their Estadio San Mames into a real fortress, we predict that los Periquitos are going to return to Barcelona empty-handed.

The good news for the visiting side is that Aleix Vidal is back after recovering from COVID-19.

This match will be played on 07/02/2022 at 21:00

Score Prediction: 1-0

Recommended pick: Home Win


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