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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


Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera:

December 18, 2017
Leganés 01:00 Real Madrid
Málaga 21:00 Real Betis
December 19, 2017
Levante 21:30 Leganés
December 20, 2017
Getafe 19:30 Las Palmas
Real Sociedad 21:30 Sevilla
December 21, 2017
Eibar 19:30 Girona
Deportivo Alavés 21:30 Málaga
December 22, 2017
Real Betis 19:30 Athletic Bilbao
Espanyol 21:30 Atlético de Madrid
December 23, 2017
Real Madrid 13:00 Barcelona
Valencia 16:15 Villarreal
Deportivo De La Coruña 18:30 Celta de Vigo
January 6, 2018
Atlético de Madrid 13:00 Getafe
Valencia 16:15 Girona
Las Palmas 18:30 Eibar
Sevilla 20:45 Real Betis

Spanish Primera Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Barcelona 16 13 3 0 42 7 +35 42
2 Atlético de Madrid 16 10 6 0 25 7 +18 36
3 Valencia 16 10 4 2 36 16 +20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 9 4 2 30 11 +19 31
5 Sevilla 16 9 2 5 19 19 +0 29
6 Villarreal 16 7 3 6 23 20 +3 24
7 Girona 16 6 5 5 20 22 -2 23
8 Eibar 16 6 3 7 18 28 -10 21
9 Getafe 16 5 5 6 20 16 +4 20
10 Real Sociedad 16 5 5 6 28 28 +0 20
11 Leganés 15 6 2 7 12 14 -2 20
12 Celta de Vigo 16 5 3 8 27 24 +3 18
13 Athletic Bilbao 16 4 6 6 16 19 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 5 3 7 23 29 -6 18
15 Levante 16 3 8 5 15 22 -7 17
16 Espanyol 16 4 5 7 13 21 -8 17
17 Deportivo De La Coruña 16 4 3 9 18 31 -13 15
18 Deportivo Alavés 16 4 0 12 12 25 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 3 2 10 13 28 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 16 3 2 11 13 36 -23 11

Spanish Primera Results

December 17, 2017
Barcelona 4 - 0 Deportivo De La Coruña
Las Palmas 2 - 2 Espanyol
Celta de Vigo 0 - 1 Villarreal
Girona 1 - 0 Getafe
December 16, 2017
Atlético de Madrid 1 - 0 Deportivo Alavés
Eibar 2 - 1 Valencia
Athletic Bilbao 0 - 0 Real Sociedad
December 15, 2017
Sevilla 0 - 0 Levante
December 11, 2017
Espanyol 0 - 1 Girona
December 10, 2017
Villarreal 0 - 2 Barcelona
Levante 1 - 2 Athletic Bilbao
Real Betis 0 - 1 Atlético de Madrid
Real Sociedad 0 - 2 Málaga
December 9, 2017
Valencia 2 - 1 Celta de Vigo
Deportivo De La Coruña 1 - 0 Leganés
Real Madrid 5 - 0 Sevilla
Getafe 0 - 0 Eibar
December 8, 2017
Deportivo Alavés 2 - 0 Las Palmas
December 4, 2017
Girona 2 - 3 Deportivo Alavés

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