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The La Liga 2 fixture at RCDE Stadium on Sunday sees hosts Espanyol play opponents Leganés.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Espanyol v Leganés - plus the latest match odds.
Espanyol, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-3 La Liga 2 triumph vs Albacete.
In that game, Espanyol had 53% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Espanyol, the goals were scored by Raúl de Tomás (39', 95') and Fernando Calero (64'). Albacete got 8 shots at goal with 2 on target.
At least three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Espanyol have taken part. Their opponents scored 4 of them in this period while Periquitos bagged a total of 17. Let’s see whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Espanyol:
- have not emerged victorious against Leganés in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
Leganés go into this meeting after a 2-1 La Liga 2 win over CE Sabadell in their previous game.
In that match, Leganés had 46% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Leganés, the goalscorers were José Arnáiz (7') and Rober Ibáñez (29'). For their opponents, CE Sabadell FC got 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Óscar Rubío (59') scored for CE Sabadell.
The stats tell the story, and Leganés have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 6 goals in total. At the back, Leganés could really do with shoring things up.
Coming into this fixture, Leganés haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 28/01/2018 shows that Espanyol have won 2 of them and Leganés 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 from Periquitos and 8 netted by Leganés. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league contest featuring the two was La Liga 2 match day 14 on 26/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Leganés 2-0 Espanyol.
In that game, Leganés had 54% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorers were Borja Bastón (41') and José Arnáiz (47').
Espanyol got 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Alejandro Muñiz Ruiz.
Team News: Espanyol
Looking at personnel, there is just the lone fitness concern for the Espanyol gaffer Vicente Moreno to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Miguelón (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Leganés
From a largely full-strength group, there’s just the one fitness worry for the Leganés gaffer Asier Garitano to contend with. Daniel Lasure (Testicular Cancer) won’t be in action.
In this game, Leganés are likely to get a goal against this Espanyol team, however it might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Espanyol when the full-time whistle blows. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RCDE Stadium (40,500)
Captain: David López
Chairman: Chen Yansheng
Manager: Vicente Moreno
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 1
🔑 Key Player: Adri Embarba
Customarily played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Adri Embarba was born in Madrid, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Rayo Vallecano in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 8 league goals in the LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 30 appearances.