Alaves vs Espanyol
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
After intense competition last season for the final European spot, Espanyol finished up at the seventh position, which ensured their entry into the Europa League. This time around, the challenge will be much harder, and it was in full display in the first match-day itself.
The visitors of the day lost against Sevilla, and that too at home, and to embarrass them more, their entire frontline was shut out too.
Problems seem to be piling up for the group, as they are on the road this Sunday, The struggles they had in away ties in the previous season is still fresh in the memory for fans. All throughout the campaign, the group could return just three away wins from their 19 attempts.
As a result of this stat, Alaves will be pumped up to welcome this group. They have begun with a win and will look to make it two out of two, which in all probability will build them some buffer of momentum.
While the team had some struggles in front of the home crowd towards the end of 2018-19, a fresh start will probably help them overcome that dry run.
Alaves vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five matches saw home wins.
- Both teams found the back of the net in the last two games.
- Five of the previous seven wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Espanyol has recorded a single league win at this stadium in the last two decades.
Alaves vs Espanyol Prediction
Alaves has started their league campaign with a win to nil and expectedly is high in confidence. On the other hand, Espanyol lost their opener and failed to even record a goal in the process, which was at their home – which stings the most.
Now, they are on the road, where they had a disaster of a run last time around, with their stats reading 16 winless league fixtures from the total 19 attempts.
Moreover, four of the previous five h2h clashes saw home wins, and five of the former seven wins at this venue went to Alaves too. And importantly, in the last two decades, the guests have recorded just a single La Liga win in front of this crowd.
With these observations painting a clear picture, await a good performance from the home team.
Alaves vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Double Chance: Alaves or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Alaves to Open the Scoring @ 2.25 (5/4).