Espanyol vs FC Luzern
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Espanyol were much the better side when the two teams locked horns in the first leg of the tie and deservedly came out on top with a resounding 3-0 win at the last blast of the whistle. The Swiss outfit were in no way a match for the hosts, who did very little to trouble the Laliga side in the final third.
On the other hand, the home team kept pushing players forwards and took nineteen attempts at goal, eleven of which were right on target.
Luzern are currently on a three-match losing streak across all competitions and will be challenging Espanyol on Thursday, on the back of this dismal run of form. With three away goals already in the bag, the return clash is sure to be a piece of cake for the hosts who are on an unbeaten run of their own.
Espanyol vs FC Luzern Head to head (h2h)
The 3-0 victory by Espanyol last week was their only prior clash with FC Luzern.
Espanyol vs FC Luzern Prediction
The hosts last tasted defeat way back in March, that too at the hands of the league leaders Barcelona on the road. While at home, the squad have lost just twice since the start of this year, both of those defeats coming against sides from inside the top ten as well.
It also needs saying that those impressive stats were recorded in one of the most competitive leagues in all of Europe. Luzern are by no means even close to being level with Espanyol and are by far a more inexperienced side when it comes to European competitions.
Given that Espanyol were able to ease past Luzern without breaking much of a sweat, expect the home team to break the deadlock before the break and to comfortably clinch the win at the end of the ninety minutes.
It has been three games since the visitors last found the back of the net. With home advantage also out of the equation, the odds are certainly favouring a clean sheet for Espanyol apart with the win.
Espanyol vs FC Luzern Betting tips
Half time result: Espanyol @ 1.44 (4/9)
Espanyol to win to nil @ 1.70 (7/10).