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Espanyol vs Leganés | La Liga | Betting Preview | Free Betting Tips

Espanyol vs Leganés | La Liga | Betting Preview | Free Betting Tips

Espanyol vs Leganés - La Liga, betting tips and match preview

As La Liga resumes from its winter break, Espanyol and Leganes face each other as they both look to enjoy varying degrees of success. ..

Espanyol vs Leganés - La Liga, betting tips, odds and match preview

As La Liga resumes from its winter break, Espanyol and Leganes face each other as they both look to enjoy varying degrees of success.

Espanyol and Leganes both come into this match outside the top 10 with just 2 points separating them from one another.

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Espanyol’s position at the end of 2018 would have disappointed their fans after they made a strong start to the season, but they will now hope that the New Year comes with some good fortune that can help them climb the league to a European place by the end of the season.

Espanyol’s drop down the table came as a result of a shocking run of form towards the end of last season.

Espanyol lost all 6 of their last 6 La Liga fixtures and are currently just six points above the relegation zone.

They need a home win in this match to arrest their slide down the league table.

Leganes are also not having the best of campaigns as they have spent much of this season struggling against the drop, yet they come into this match just 4 points above the relegation zone.

Unlike their host though, they ended last year in a stronger fashion.

Leganes remained unbeaten in their last 7 league matches of 2018 even though only two of those matches ended in wins for them.

The visitors have three wins from their last nine matches in all competitions and are unbeaten in their last 4 away matches in all competitions.

Match Facts

  • This will be the fifth meeting between Espanyol and Leganes in LaLiga. The Catalonian side won the first two matches in 2016-17 with Leganes winning the last two matches played last season.
  • Espanyol have won three of their last four home matches against Leganes in all competitions (L1), scoring at least three goals in the matches they went on to win (11 goals scored).
  • Leganes are winless in their four away LaLiga matches played on a Friday (D1 L3) and failed to score in all of them.
  • Espanyol have lost six matches in a row in LaLiga, they have never lost seven in a row in the top-flight.
  • Leganes are without a defeat in their last seven matches in LaLiga (W2 D5), their best unbeaten run in the top-flight.
  • Only FC Barcelona have had more shots on target in home matches in LaLiga (76) than Espanyol (54) this season.
  • Espanyol’s Pablo Piatti has only had a hand in three goals in LaLiga matches played at home this season - this was against Leganes at RCDE Stadium in November 2016 (two goals and one assist).
  • Leganes’s Nabil El Zhar has scored three goals against Espanyol in LaLiga, more than against any other side in the competition.
  • Espanyol coach Joan Francesc Ferrer “Rubi” has won two of his three matches against Leganes in all competitions (L1): 2-0 as Valladolid manager in the second tier (May 2015) and 0-2 as Sporting de Gijon manager in LaLiga (February 2017).
  • Leganes boss Mauricio Pellegrino won in his only previous LaLiga game as manager against Espanyol manager Rubi (2-4 for Alaves vs Sporting in February 2017).

Bookmakers have priced Espanyol up as slight odds-on favourites to come out on top here while goal markets point to a low-scoring affair as under 2.5 goals is trading heavily odds-on.

Borja Iglesias is clear favourite with bookies to score the first goal of the match.

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera:

January 3, 2019
Villarreal21:30Real Madrid
January 4, 2019
Levante19:00Girona
Espanyol21:00Leganés
January 5, 2019
Real Valladolid13:00Rayo Vallecano
Deportivo Alavés16:15Valencia
Huesca20:45Real Betis
January 6, 2019
Eibar12:00Villarreal
Sevilla16:15Atlético de Madrid
Real Madrid18:30Real Sociedad
Getafe20:45Barcelona
January 7, 2019
Celta de Vigo21:00Athletic Bilbao
January 11, 2019
Rayo Vallecano21:00Celta de Vigo
January 12, 2019
Leganés13:00Huesca
Valencia16:15Real Valladolid
Girona18:30Deportivo Alavés
Villarreal20:45Getafe
January 13, 2019
Atlético de Madrid12:00Levante
Athletic Bilbao16:15Sevilla
Barcelona18:30Eibar
Real Betis20:45Real Madrid

Spanish Primera Table

#TeamMPWDLFAGP
1Barcelona1711424819+2937
2Atlético de Madrid179712512+1334
3Sevilla179533017+1332
4Real Madrid169252419+529
5Deportivo Alavés178451917+228
6Real Betis177552019+126
7Getafe176741813+525
8Valencia1741031514+122
9Girona175751820-222
10Levante176472832-422
11Celta de Vigo175662826+221
12Real Valladolid175661619-321
13Eibar175662125-421
14Espanyol176381824-621
15Real Sociedad175481820-219
16Leganés174761620-419
17Athletic Bilbao1721051624-816
18Villarreal163671721-415
19Rayo Vallecano1734101732-1513
20Huesca1715111534-198

Spanish Primera Results

December 23, 2018
Rayo Vallecano2 - 1Levante
Leganés1 - 1Sevilla
Valencia2 - 1Huesca
December 22, 2018
Athletic Bilbao1 - 1Real Valladolid
Barcelona2 - 0Celta de Vigo
Atlético de Madrid1 - 0Espanyol
Real Betis1 - 1Eibar
December 21, 2018
Real Sociedad0 - 1Deportivo Alavés
Girona1 - 1Getafe
December 17, 2018
Deportivo Alavés0 - 0Athletic Bilbao
December 16, 2018
Levante0 - 5Barcelona
Huesca2 - 2Villarreal
Espanyol1 - 3Real Betis
Sevilla2 - 0Girona
December 15, 2018
Eibar1 - 1Valencia
Real Madrid1 - 0Rayo Vallecano
Real Valladolid2 - 3Atlético de Madrid
Getafe1 - 0Real Sociedad
December 14, 2018
Celta de Vigo0 - 0Leganés
December 10, 2018
Athletic Bilbao1 - 0Girona

 

Betting & Match Odds

Espanyol are priced @ odds of winning 1/1 according to Unibet, while a draw is available at 23/10. A win for Celta Vigo is priced at 16/5.

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