Espanyol vs Ferencvaros
Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
The hosts tasted success for the first time in the new campaign after they came back from behind to post a 2-1 scoreline against Eibar on the road. The squad have been struggling to say the least and have already lost two of their last four games in the LaLiga, that too without finding the back of the net.
However, Espanyol will be fancying their chances of recording back to back wins this week as they welcome the Hungarian outfit into their midst.
The visitors stumbled soon after their opening day victory back in their respective league. Despite the loss, Fernecvaros have turned things around in style and are currently boasting an impressive two-match winning streak under their belt.
Although their last clash away from home, against Paks, did see them slot four unanswered goals into the back of the net, they can rule out any hopes of pulling off a similar victory against Espanyol who, despite their current dismal form, are still favorites to walk away with the three points.
Espanyol vs Ferencvaros Head to head (h2h)
Both the teams have not taken each other on in any recent competition.
Espanyol vs Ferencvaros Prediction
David Gallego’s men may have got off to a losing start in the league, but that has not been the case in their clashes across Europe. The home team have come out on top in each of their last three qualifying games on home soil and have found the back of the net fifteen times while conceding just once in the process.
Moreover, Espanyol are a much more confident bunch in the comforts of home and it needs saying that they have admitted defeat just twice in their last ten games here.
The away side have just one win to boast from their last five outings. Furthermore, the visitors have not come out on top in any of their previous three outings across Europe, all of which, in comparison with Espanyol, were against far less competitive sides.
With a poor away record at hand, Ferencvaros can certainly kiss their hopes of an opening win goodbye.
Additionally, the hosts have scored ten goals from their last five fixtures at home. Considering that seven of those ten have also come post the restart, by all means, expect Espanyol to breach their counterparts at least once in the latter forty-five minutes.
Espanyol vs Ferencvaros Betting tips
Full time result: Espanyol @ 1.40 (2/5)
Espanyol to score in second half @ 1.44 (4/9).