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Gimnastic vs Espanyol Prediction & Betting tips
The Catalans start as favorites due to the greater hierarchy they have and especially because their rival was too irregular in the last Liga2. For this reason and even if this is a new season, we believe that Rubi’s boys have what it takes to manage the times, generate some chances and specify one or two goals in favor. Remember that the difference in level between one squad and another will be noticed, regardless of whether the “parakeets” play well or badly. Therefore, the difference can be marked by a specific play or by the famous and effective stop ball.
After having saved the decline in the previous season, Nástic will seek to improve his proposal and fight for the promotion to the first division. If this is not possible, the ideal would be to locate yourself in the middle of the table and not suffer from permanence. It is enough to know that he got it thanks to 3 successes in the final straight to corroborate this statement. In terms of results he won 15 wins, 7 draws and 20 total falls, scoring 44 goals and conceding 50 in his fence. Playing as a local player, he scored very poorly after winning 7 matches, leveling another 3 and losing the remaining 11 that he played in this condition (22 specific goals and 29 against).
In terms of friendlies, Nástic de Tarragona played 4 in total, perhaps missing a bit of football rhythm. These were the results of those matches: Defeat 0-2 against Peralada, win 1-2 against Valencia B, win 1-0 against Zaragoza and victory 0-1 against Olot. If we review these markers, we can conclude that the team was surprised in its first preparation game, improving its level little by little in the following presentations. Of course, does not have much goal to say, suffering a lot to win. This will be his first test of fire in the summer, as it will hit a high level opponent.
After having completed an unstable season in the Santander League 2017-2018, the Catalan squad will seek to improve their numbers and fight to sneak into the next Europa League. Of course, you need to be more balanced in your proposal because otherwise you will be fighting to get away from the descent. For this campaign that starts, technician Rubi has worked a lot with the squad, trying to make it more solid in defense and more competitive between the lines. In terms of friendlies, the “parakeets” have played the following matches so far: Victory 1-2 against Olot, victory 2-4 against Richmond Kickers, victory 2-3 against Cincinnati and triumph 0-2 against Burnley. If we analyze these results, we can conclude that the incumbents are being effective in attack, although somewhat irregular at the time of scoring. They could only keep their fence at zero against the English team.
Continuing with the analysis you should know that Espanyol has players of good level in all areas of the field, having to be more regular in their stadium and playing away from home. Among its main figures we find Sergio García, Víctor Sánchez, Dídac Vilà, Diego López, Granero, Sergio Sánchez, Naldo, Darder, Piatti, Leo Baptistao and Álvaro Vásquez. In terms of reinforcements, some players have arrived to strengthen the team, standing out above all the scorer Borja Iglesias, who signed for the club after his successful passage through Zaragoza. For this duel it is expected that the tactical system to be used is a classic 4-4-2.
Both teams have not faced each other officially for more than 10 years when they clashed for the Spanish first division. Then they played a couple of friendlies in 2011 and 2012, but they are not very useful due to the great time that has elapsed.
Gimnastic vs Espanyol head to head matches
31.07.12 CF Gimnastic Espanyol 1 : 2
08.08.11 CF Gimnastic Espanyol 1 : 2
28.01.07 LL Gimnastic Espanyol 4 : 0
27.08.06 LL Espanyol Gimnastic 0 : 1