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Espanyol vs Valencia

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – RCDE Stadium

Date: 19th November 2017

Kick-off time – 15:15 GMT

Espanyol willbe looking to halt Valencia’s ascension up the league table.

They are defensively a good side even though their attacking play is not as commendable.

They currently average 0.82 goals per game which is the league’s worst for a team above the bottom four but they have collected ten points from their last four home games, albeit those were not against any of the top six teams.

With Pablo Piatti in their attack, their lack of goals is mainly due to their opponents not allowing them get as much space as they want.

Espanyol have lost 4 of their last 5 meetings with Valencia.

Valencia have started this season in such good form that it is difficult not to take notice of them.

After a miserable few years that saw them almost get relegated a couple of times, Marcelino has brought back life to the former European champions and this game could be another routine win for them.

They are currently on a run of 8 straight wins and are considered one of the favourites to win the title at this stage, with Real Madrid and Atletico struggling for form.

Valencia has scored 2.73 goals per game this season which is the same figure as Barcelona and shows how rampant they have been.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Espanyol

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Alavés 1-0 Espanyol Nov 4, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Espanyol 1-0 Real Betis Oct 30, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Tenerife 0-0 Espanyol Oct 26, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
D Real Sociedad 1-1 Espanyol Oct 23, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Espanyol 0-0 Levante Oct 13, 2017 Spanish Primera División

Valencia

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Valencia 3-0 Leganes Nov 4, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Alavés 1-2 Valencia Oct 28, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Real Zaragoza 0-2 Valencia Oct 24, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Valencia 4-0 Sevilla FC Oct 21, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Real Betis 3-6 Valencia Oct 15, 2017 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Espanyol 0-1 Valencia May 13, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Valencia 2-1 Espanyol Jan 15, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Valencia 2-1 Espanyol Feb 13, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 1-0 Valencia Sep 22, 2015 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 1-2 Valencia Feb 8, 2015 Spanish Primera División


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