Match Preview: Alaves 0-0 Espanyol (LaLiga) on August 25, 2019 | Free Betting Tips

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Kick-off: 16:00 (GMT+1)
SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 2
EVENT: Alaves 0-0 Espanyol
TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.53@1xbet | Result: LOST

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Match Preview

After winning their opening day fixture, Alaves have now won back-to-back league games after previously winning none of the nine games prior (W2, D3, L6). This very fixture formed part of a five-match unbeaten run near the beginning of last season, as the hosts won by a 2-1 scoreline even though they trailed 1-0 at half-time.
Despite their 2018/19 11th-placed finish, Alaves’ La Liga (LL) home matches were no scoring spectacle last term with only two sides netting fewer than their 19 goals at home (1.0 per match average). Moreover, only Valencia and Leganes saw a lower total goals per home match average than Alaves (2.0).
Alaves drew over a quarter (28.95%) of their games last league campaign, yet Asier Garitano’s team are yet to produce a stalemate in four competitive home meetings with Espanyol (W2, L2). Notably, each of the last three were settled by a single-goal margin and just one saw both teams score.
In spite of their 2-0 opening day defeat, Espanyol have enjoyed a positive start to the campaign in European competition destroying all in their path and scoring at least three goals in each of their five continental victories up to this point. Across those games, the lion’s share of Espanyol’s goals arrived after half-time (68.75% – 11 of 16).
Players to watch: Alaves new boy Joselu found himself booked in the first half, before scoring in the second, on his home league debut.
Espanyol’s Facundo Ferreyra has scored five goals across his last five competitive starts, four of which came after half-time.
Stat attack: Alaves received 101 bookings last season, but never a second yellow (2.66 per match average).
Both sides have averaged well above two bookings per game across the last six league H2Hs (Alaves: 3.83 Espanyol: 2.5 per match average).
Five of Espanyol’s last six LL matches produced under 2.5 goals.
Head-to-head matches: ALAVES – ESPANYOL
13.04.19 LL Espanyol Alaves 2 : 1
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