Real Valladolid vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio José Zorrilla (Valladolid).
Real Valladolid have been resilient in front of the home crowd. With Espanyol hot and cold in their respective outings, count on hosts to salvage at least a point in this one.
Real Valladolid vs Espanyol Head to head (h2h)
- Their last meeting witnessed Real Valladolid pull off a 2-0 victory.
- Only one of their past four games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their previous six fixtures.
- Two of their last ten clashes have ended as a stalemate.
- Espanyol have registered the win thrice in their past ten encounters. (W-3, D-5, L-2)
Real Valladolid vs Espanyol Match Preview
Real Valladolid succumbed to their eighth defeat of the season last week after Granada edged past them on the road with a 2-1 scorecard. The hosts only have themselves to blame for that loss though, as they blew their 1-0 lead towards the closing stages of the game.
As of now, the home team have come out on top in just one of their past twelve games in the LaLiga. Miserably, Real Valladolid are now sitting fifteenth on the ladder with just twenty-six points to their name.
On the other hand, Espanyol picked a point off of Sevilla in their most recent clash. Impressively, the visitors are now unbeaten in their past two matchups. Be that as it may, the guests are yet to propel themselves from the bottom of the table.
Nevertheless, a win this week could potentially see them climb up the ladder, and even out of the relegation zone.
Real Valladolid vs Espanyol Prediction
Despite sporting one of the worst home statistics in the cluster, it needs saying that the hosts have stumbled just twice in front of the home crowd this season. That too, against the likes of Los Blancos and Sevilla, respectively.
In sharp contrast, Espanyol have been at the losing end six times on the road so far. It is also worth mentioning that the guests are on a two-match winless run away from home, as we speak.
To make matters worse, Espanyol have secured the bragging rights in just one of their past six visits here. As such, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Real Valladolid this week.
However, the hosts have drawn more games at home than any other side on the table. Taking into account that four of their previous six h2h encounters here have also witnessed both teams share the spoils, it will be safer to back a double chance.
Additionally, Real Valladolid have looked sharp in their own defensive third, especially at home. In fact, they have conceded just eight goals here so far, which is just two more than the lowest tally.
Moreover, all of their past six meetings with this foe here have featured no more than a goal or two on the final scorecards. Considering that the reverse fixture of this clash was also a low scoring affair, expect more of the same come Sunday as well.
Real Valladolid vs Espanyol Betting tips
Double chance: Real Valladolid or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).