Espanyol vs Leganes Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Espanyol vs Leganes Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Espanyol were able to open the La Liga 2017-18 season with a 1-1 draw with Sevilla. The home team took the lead in the 26th minute through a Clement Lenglet. However, Espanyol forward Leo Baptistao came up with a goal after just nine minutes to level the scores. Ever Banega was sent off late in the game. Leganes were able to secure a major boost in the opening game, as they beat Deportivo Alaves 1-0 at the Municipal de Butarque. Gabriel came up with the only goal of the game in the 24th minute, just seven minutes after Manu Garcia had missed a penalty for Alaves.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

There have been only two meetings between Espanyol and Leganes in the past. The former have been able to come out successful on both occasions. Despite being involved in a good 1-1 draw with Champions League chasing Sevilla, Espanyol will be after the three points in the home game against Leganes. Last season, Leganes were able to pick up only three wins on the road. In such a highly competitive game, Leganes’ disappointing away record may come to the fore. The club finished with three defeats and a draw in the last four away matches in the La Liga. I would back an Espanyol win. Leganes have failed to score in both games against Espanyol. Leganes only scored 14 goals in 19 away games last season, thus managing managed just one more away goal than relegated Granada. I would back Espanyol to keep a clean sheet.

Espanyol win – 1/1

Espanyol clean sheet – 11/10

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Espanyol have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 4 games against Leganes

Leganes saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W A

08-01-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

11-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

14-01-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

17-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-01-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

25-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

28-01-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

04-02-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

11-02-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

18-02-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Leganes Form Guide

Leganes Team Logo

Leganes

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L H

18-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-01-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

28-01-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

31-01-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

04-02-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-02-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

10-02-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

16-02-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

21-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

Espanyol Preview

Espanyol come into the game after having achieved a reasonably positive result in the opening game of the season. An away draw against a team (Sevilla) that finished fourth in the table last season away is a positive result, but Espanyol also had one of the best away records last season. The club had picked up seven wins and six draws from the 19 away games. In terms of points, Espanyol were able to register just two more points in the home matches compared to the away games. Leo Baptistao was a positive presence in the draw with Sevilla, and he is already off the mark for the campaign.

Espanyol Team News

Victor Sanchez (calf), Oscar Gaitan (cruciate ligament), Diego Lopez (knee), and Alvaro Vasquez (shoulder) constitute a lengthy injury list for Espanyol manager Quique Flores.

Leganes Preview

Leganes were able to capitalise on some of the misfortunes of Deportivo Alaves in order to register an opening day victory. A home win is a major boost to the club, as Leganes had a disappointing away record last season with only three wins from 19. Comparatively, the club had managed five wins from the home games. Leganes have brought in Dimitris Siovas and Ezequiel Munoz as the major signings of the summer, and have spent more than €5 million on these players. Last season, Leganes only scored 22 goals in the 19 home games.

Leganes Team News

Serantes (cruciate ligament), David Timor Copovi (muscle), Tito (unknown), and Dimitris Siovas (thigh) are the players unavailable for Leganes.

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leganes Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Espanyol vs Leganes Sidelined Players

Espanyol
6 Oscar Duarte Injured
8 Alvaro Vazquez Injured
4 Victor Sanchez Mata Injured
Leganes
13 Serantes Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Pau Lopez 189 77
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
16 LB Javi Lopez 179 74
3 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
5 CD Naldo 188 86
19 RM Pablo Piatti 163 63
18 CM Javi Fuego 181 74
10 CM Jose Manuel Jurado 173 76
17 LM Hernan Perez 180 71
11 CF Leo Baptistao 181 71
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ivan Cuellar 185 75
15 RB Diego Rico 181 75
19 CD Ezequiel Munoz 185 82
5 CD Martin Mantovani 184 78
20 LB Joseba Zaldua 176 71
11 CM Alexander Szymanowski 175 70
23 CM Julian Ramos Omar 175 65
8 CM Gabriel 186 80
17 CDM Javier Eraso 180 71
21 CDM Ruben Perez 178 72
9 CF Guerrero 182 76