Ponferradina vs Espanyol Predictions and Tips

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Match preview and best betting tip:

In the absence of nine points to play, Espanyol, if they win this match, could become champion of the SmartBank League, since they have an advantage in the direct confrontation with the runner-up, Mallorca. Thus, the visitors are expected to dominate most of the game and enjoy the best scoring opportunities, taking advantage of the home team’s defensive weaknesses. Already, the men of the house must play defense waiting for an opportunity to attack and score the goal, which allows the Espanyol game to be postponed. Having said this and taking these factors into account, we bet on the victory of the visitors.

Betting tip

Espanyol to Win

Odd 1.60

Prediction

Ponferradina and Espanyol meet at El Toralín Stadium, in a match for the 40th round of the Liga Adelante. Espanyol won at home by (2‑0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 28‑10‑2020. It is necessary to analyze the condition at home / away with special attention, since Ponferradina presents different results at home and abroad.

Ponferradine analysis

The home team is currently in 8th position, with 56 points won, after 15 wins, 11 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Albacete by (0‑1). In the last match, they won away from Castellón by (0‑2). This is a stronger team when they play in their stadium, since in the last 30 games they have registered 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Ponferradina has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss, having won 19 points out of a possible 30. In their home league matches, the most frequent scorer at half-time was 0‑1 (7 out of 19 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, since he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games of this competition. In 39 games in this competition, he only managed 3 turns on the scoreboard in the 21 games in which he suffered the first goal.

SD Ponferradina comes to this match with a victory, 0-2, on the trip to CD Castellón’s field, in a match of the thirty-ninth day of the Spanish second league. Óscar Sielva and Pablo Valcarce score the “goals” of the victory.
The team led by Bolo must present themselves in a 4-3-3 formation, favoring defensive organization and organized attacks. The three most advanced players responsible for jeopardizing the defensive structure are Yuri, Pablo Valcarce and Curro Sánchez. As for the midfield, it must be formed by Juergen Elitim, Erik Morán and Óscar Sielva. For this game, the coach of the house cannot count on Paris Adot and Manu Hernando.

Espanyol analysis

The visiting team is currently in 1st place, with 78 points won, after 23 wins, 9 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew with Real Zaragoza by (0‑0). In the last match, they lost at home to FC Cartagena by (0‑2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses away, with a total of 21 goals. they scored and 12 conceded. At home, he won 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, with a total of 30 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the last 10 away games for the league, Espanyol has registered 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, having won 14 points out of 30 possible. In away matches played in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0‑0, which occurred in 7 of their 20 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he managed to score in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 39 games in this competition he suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 2 laps on the scoreboard.

Espanyol enters this match after a 0-2 defeat against FC Cartagena, in a match related to the thirty-ninth day of the SmartBank League. Julián Delmás and Rubén Castro, from a penalty, scored the winning goals away.
For this game, away from home, coach Vicente Moreno must keep the team 4-4-2, with Landry Dimata and Lei Wu being the offensive referents of the Barça team. For its part, the central corridor must be made up of Nicolás Melamed, Fran Mérida, Sergi Darder and Adrián Embarba. Apparently, the Espanyol coach cannot count on his main striker to contract the new coronavirus.

Betting tip

Espanyol to Win

Odd 1.60

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