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Alaves visit RCDE Stadium on Wednesday for the La Liga meeting with hosts Espanyol.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Espanyol v Alaves are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Espanyol go into this game after a 2-2 La Liga draw vs Real Betis.
In that match, Espanyol had 40% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Espanyol, the goals were scored by Aleix Vidal (16'), Adrià Pedrosa (41' Own goal) and Leandro Cabrera (97'). On the other side, Real Betis got 22 shots on goal with 9 on target. Nabil Fekir (45') was the scorer for Real Betis.
Espanyol have not been in good attacking form in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 3 against opposition teams during their previous 6 outings. In those games, Espanyol have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Espanyol:
- have not been beaten in the league by Alaves in their previous 3 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Osasuna in La Liga competition, Alaves will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Alaves had 56% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, CA Osasuna got 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. David García (22') and Roberto Torres (29') scored for Osasuna.
The stats don’t lie, and Alaves have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in all. At the back, Alaves just haven’t been too solid at all. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this meeting, Alaves have not registered a win against Espanyol in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 04/11/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Espanyol winning 2 of those games, Alaves 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
9 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 from Periquitos and 4 belonging to Babazorros. The average goals per game has been 1.5.
The previous league game featuring the two was La Liga match day 28 on 13/06/2020 when it ended Espanyol 2-0 Alaves.
In that game, Espanyol managed 69% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. The goals were scored by Bernardo Espinosa (45') and Wu Lei (47').
Alaves had 1 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Pablo González Fuertes.
Team News: Espanyol
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Espanyol gaffer Vicente Moreno to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Yangel Herrera (Tibia Fracture) misses out.
Team News: Alaves
Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Alaves boss Javier Calleja has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
For this match, we think that Espanyol will probably get amongst the goals when they meet Alaves, who may well find it hard to get a goal of their own.
We’re therefore expecting to see a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory for Espanyol come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RCDE Stadium (40,500)
Captain: David López
Chairman: Chen Yansheng
Manager: Vicente Moreno
Competitions: La Liga position 16