Espanyol vs La Coruna Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The opening match of Thursday night is bound to keep us in our seats as we expect a lot of excitement and scoring chances. Espanyol will face Deportivo La Coruna at the RCDE Stadium.
Espanyol failed to get their second win this season as they drew against Villarreal with no goals. Unlike their opponent, they are still outside the relegation zone and hold the number sixteen spot on the table. Their spot on the table does not truly represent their football. They have been misfortuned to have played Sevilla and Barcelona so early in the league. They have a negative goal difference of -3 and will be looking for a win and a chance to move to the middle of the table.
Deportivo La Coruna managed to win a game last week after a terrible four games streak, where they drew just once and lost three times. They managed to secure their first win against Alaves last week by scoring the only goal of the game. They hold the number eighteen spot on the table. They are among the worst teams in the league. The only two teams placed lower than them are Alaves and Malaga. They will have a hard time against Espanyol as realistically speaking they are in a worse form and have played easier teams in the league so far.
When it comes to duels between the two sides the points distribution has been somewhat equal. Out of their last 6 matches, Espanyol won two, Deportivo one and the rest ended as a draw. At their stadium, Espanyol haven’t lost a single game against Deportivo La Coruna since the year 2007. Out of the last nine matches between them in which Espanyol were the host, they’ve only drew 3 times and won the remaining six games. Deportivo will have a hard time in this match.
Espanyol do not have many missing players for the match against Deportivo La Coruna. Óscar Duarte and Javi López are injured and they will not play for sure. All other players are available to play and they are highly motivated for the match in front of their fans.
On the other side La Coruna have several missing players for this game. Rubén Martínez, Carles Gil, Pedro Mosquera and Adrián López are injured and they can't play on this match. Zakaria Bakkali is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Espanyol: Lopez; Martin, Lopez, Hermoso, Sanchez; Piatti, Fuego, Darder, Jurado; Baptistao, Moreno
La Coruna: Pantilimon; Juanfran, Schar, Arribas, Luisinho; Borges, Guilherme, Valverde; Cartabia, Andone, Perez
Espanyol vs La Coruna Prediction
We expect one interesting and exciting football game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides. Both teams play with oscillating in form and they will try to bounce back with this game. Espanyol have very good records in past meetings with La Coruna and they are undefeated in their last 9 home matches against Deportivo in all competitions. On the other side La Coruna play very bad away from home and have failed to win their last 7 away matches. The visitors are coming to Barcelona to win points and we expect from them to play offensive from the first minute.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Espanyol vs La Coruna Prediction: Both teams to score. On this match we expect more then two goals and our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. If you want to take a risk then place bet on Espanyol to win and Both to score. Maybe correct score will be 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.