Leganes vs Espanyol
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 22 December 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
It is a battle between two of the worst sides in the cluster this weekend. With Espanyol clearly looking out of place on the road, Leganes are likely to come off better, this particular Matchweek.
Leganes vs Espanyol Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Espanyol pick up a 2-0 victory.
- Four of their previous five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their past five matchups.
- None of their previous six encounters have finished as a tie.
- Espanyol have registered the win four times in their past six meetings. (W-4, D-0, L-2)
Leganes vs Espanyol Prediction
Leganes survived a scare against Andorra in the Copa Del Rey earlier last week and managed to book their ticket to the next round, albeit on penalties. The hosts have been faring slightly better in the Laliga as of late as well, and are currently unbeaten in their last two games.
Their most recent matchup against Alaves on the road, saw them hold the latter to a 1-1 draw. While at home, they got the better of Celta Viga with a 3-2 scorecard.
Be that as it may, Leganes are yet to hit the ground running this term and are currently sitting nineteenth in a cluster of twenty.
Meanwhile, Espanyol are yet to bring about a change in their fortune. The visitors are without a win in their last seven Laliga fixtures and will be making the trip to Estadio Municipal de Butarque on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Real Betis at home.
It is also worth mentioning that the away side have dropped points in six of their past eight outings and have garnered no more than eight points from a possible twenty-four as well.
Furthermore, the hosts have salvaged a point at the least in half of their last six games here. With home advantage at hand, Leganes should be able to edge it past the visitors this weekend.
However, considering that Espanyol have shared the spoils twice already on the road this term, the safest punt in this one would have to be a double chance.
In addition, it certainly goes without saying that both teams have been tame in the final third so far.
The visitors have lost, without finding the back of the net, in half of their last four outings. On the other hand, Leganes have failed to get their names on the scoresheet in three of their previous eight games here.
Taking into account two of their past three h2h fixtures here have also been low scoring affairs, expect goals to be hard to come by in this one.
Leganes vs Espanyol Betting tips
Draw no bet: Leganes @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).