Match Preview: Espanyol 0-2 Sevilla (LaLiga) on August 18, 2019 | Free Betting Tips
Free Daily Betting Tips for Today, August 18.
Kick-off: 18:00 (GMT+1)
SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 1
EVENT: Espanyol – Sevilla
TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.33@1xbet | Result: 0:2 WIN!!!
|Espanyol haven’t been great starters in the past, failing to win eight of their last ten La Liga (LL) season openers (W2, D4, L4), though over half (six) of those ten saw them pick up a first-half clean sheet. However, Espanyol have won five of their last ten openers to a LL home campaign (W5, D1, L4).|
|On the subject of first-half clean sheets for Espanyol, they attained one in 26 out of 38 La Liga (LL) games last season. That included 12 straight games (home & away) and six at home.|
|For their part, Sevilla lost seven of their 19 LL away games ‘to nil’ last season, constituting the (joint) second-highest number of away defeats in that manner. Furthermore, they have failed to score a goal before the break in their last 15 LL away games.|
|Sevilla do, however, have a good record at this venue, losing on just three of their last ten LL visits (W5, D2, L3). Fans should also brace for a late goal, as Sevilla saw 40% of their LL match goals away from home last term (20 of 50) come in the final 15 minutes of play.|
|Players to watch: Facundo Ferreyra has been in excellent form for Espanyol in the Europa League qualifiers, scoring four goals in three games.|
|Sevilla won each time Munir El Haddadi scored a league goal for them last season.|
|Stat attack: Espanyol have never won a top-flight season opener against Sevilla (D1, L3), although three of those were level at the break.|
|Seven of the last ten H2Hs at this venue have seen the same result at half-time and full-time.|
|Both teams scored in just 17 of Sevilla’s 38 LL games last season – the joint third-lowest in the division.|