Espanyol vs Deportivo Alaves
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 1 April 2018
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Cornella de Llobregat).
Espanyol will get a nice chance to maintain the fine spell of form at RCDE Stadium where they are going to host the struggling Deportivo Alaves side in the first fixture of the day on Sunday. Babazorros look to be in sort of a crisis after losing three on the bounce in Primera Divison and they’ll surely face hard times arresting such slump against the inspired Budgerigars.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ men are unbeaten in last four league games in front of the home crowd. Two wins and draws apiece is a fantastic return if we know that the opposition included the likes of Barcelona, Villarreal, Real Madrid and Real Sociedad along the way. Gerard Moreno has been the standout performer in these matches netting a goal in each of last two home outings for the Budgerigars.
Espanyol’s top scorer will have plenty of room to deliver up front on Sunday given that Alaves have been nowhere near an impressive defensive shape of late. Abelardo’s side has shipped as many as eight goals in three straight defeats to Real Sociedad, Real Betis and Valencia. The team has also lost each of last three league outings on the road conceding nine in the process.
Espanyol vs Deportivo Alaves: Head-to-head
Teams have six wins each ahead of their 18th H2H encounter.
Interestingly, none of last seven head to head games has seen three or more goals.
Alaves have not scored a single goal on last three visits to RCDE Stadium.
Espanyol vs Deportivo Alaves: Prediction
The hosts are massive form favourites ahead of the clash and we just can’t ignore the 2.05 odds offered for Espanyol to grab the spoils here.
Alzternatively, we’ll go with in-form Gerard Moreno to score anytime past the struggling defense of Alaves’ (eight goals conceded in last three matches) at the odds of 2.50.
Espanyol vs Deportivo Alaves: Bet Tips
Espanyol to win @ 2.05
Gerard Moreno to score anytime @ 2.50