Espanyol vs Real Valladolid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 29 September 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Espanyol have certainly not got off to the start that they were hoping for and had just one win under their belt when they took on Celta Vigo on the road earlier this week.
The hosts failed to pick up a win in their last clash at home where they managed not more than a consolation goal against Real Sociedad who slotted three past them by the end of the ninety minutes.
Real Valladolid have not been any better in their respective matchups, whose last taste of success came in their opening day victory over Betis. Their previous LaLiga fixture saw them share the spoils with Granada on home soil while on the road they were at the losing end of a 2-0 scoreline against Villarreal.
The visitors have been struggling to come out on top in their recent outings, which surely gives hope for the dismal Espanyol in this one.
Espanyol vs Real Valladolid Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter ended in a 3-1 defeat for Real Valladolid.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in three of their last four games.
- Four of their past six matches here have featured under 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Real Valladolid’s last win at this venue came way back in 2007.
Espanyol vs Real Valladolid Prediction
David Gallego’s men are right there at the bottom as far as home statistics go. However, it is worth mentioning that the hosts have been faring well against this foe in their previous head to head matchups here.
The home team have not admitted defeat in their last six meetings in a running, three of which saw them emerge victoriously. Given that the guests will also be making the trip to the RCDE Stadium on the back of a two-game losing streak in their outings, Espanyol will certainly be optimistic of coming away with all three points on Sunday.
In addition, neither side have been racking up the goals tally in their games so far. Gallego’s side have found the back of the net just once in their last three home clashes, while Valladolid have scored just two more in their respective trips on the road.
Given their poor offensive records at the moment, count on a low scoring clash with a goal or two at the most on the final scorecards.
Espanyol vs Real Valladolid Betting tips
Full time result: Espanyol @ 1.90 (9/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).