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Espanyol vs Alaves Prediction & Betting tips
Espanyol can kick off the 32nd round in the Primera Division against Deportivo Alavés. Earlier this season, Alavés managed to turn a 0-1 deficit in his own house into a 2-1 win over Espanyol, so the home team will want to take revenge this weekend. What can we expect from this game?
The Espanyol of coach Joan Francesc Ferrer finally managed to catch up with a visit to Girona last week. The Catalans seemed to lose the victory in the final phase after Cristhian Stuani (Girona) tucked in the equalizer, but one minute before time, Los Pericos were able to strike. The goalie Sergi Darder’s shot went through the opponent’s goalkeeper and Espanyol was able to win three important points.
Thanks to the second outlook of the season, the blue and white formation now occupies thirteenth place in the ranking with 39 points. Although there are still seven games to play, we can state that the Catalans are almost certain of being enforced in La Liga. The lead on the relegation line is now eight points and that should normally be enough. Furthermore, Borja Iglesias has been the big man at Espanyol from the very beginning, the 26-year-old club top scorer is also fighting for a place in the national team of Spain.
Deportivo Alavés left three important points against Leganés last week in the battle for a place in the top six of the competition, the Basque formation did not go further than a 1-1 draw at home. The Madrid opponent came alongside in the final second of the game after a failed pass that went in.
With only one win from the last five league matches, Alavés has already lost many important points and the chances of winning European football are getting smaller. Although the distance on paper is actually zero, the difference with the competition on the field seems to have widened in recent weeks. The men of Abelardo Fernández now have to deal with a number of major opponents on the last forces, in the last five games of the season El Glorioso will meet no fewer than four clubs from the current top ten in the ranking.
Espanyol vs Alaves head to head matches
02.09.18 LL Alaves Espanyol 2 : 1
01.04.18 LL Espanyol Alaves 0 : 0
04.11.17 LL Alaves Espanyol 1 : 0
08.04.17 LL Espanyol Alaves 1 : 0
20.11.16 LL Alaves Espanyol 0 : 1