The Basques have not won in the field of Catalans, in Primera, for over 20 years. Tonight's match official will be Sanchez J.
The previous stage, the home team, recorded the first victory after ten steps of drought, won with a score of 2-1 away to Villareal. This season, at home only 3 points and is the team with the weakest attack (16 goals) and the lowest defence (37) in La Liga. On the opposite side, Ath. Bilbao is the team with the second-best defence, having only 14 goals conceded and recording an impressive series of 9 matches without a goal.
Espanyol: Diego Lopez - Victor Gomez, Naldo, Bernardo, Didac - Darder, David Lopez, Marc Roca, Melendo - Raul de Tomas, Calleri
Bilbao: Herrerin - Capa, Yeray, Inigo Martinez, Yuri - Dani Garcia, Vesga - Inaki Williams, Muniain, Ibai - Raul Garcia