Espanyol vs Cadiz: prediction for the La Liga fixture
In the previous season Espanyol put up a brilliant performance in Segunda and earned a promotion back to La Liga. Team's current objective is to retain the spot in top-flight division and so far team is successful in it.
In eight rounds Catalan team recorded two victories over Alaves (1:0) and Real Madrid (2:1). In a match against the leader White-Blues opened the scoresheet at 17th minute - Raul De Tomas scored. At the end of the second half Vidal doubled the lead, but Karim Benzema managed to score a consolation goal at 71th minute. The Blancos failed to score more.
Hosts also played three draws. Team is currently at the 13th position with nine points. Team's weakest link is their offensive line, only six goals have been scored by Espanyol so far. Vicente Moreno's team also conceded one goal per game on average.
Calero, Miguelon, Puado and Herrera are unavailable for the match.
In the previous season Cadiz got off to a great start, which surprised everyone, but team couldn't maintain that level for a long time. Club strengthened the squad during the summer, but team recorded only one victory in eight matches.
On September 17, Yellow-Blues recorded an away victory over Celta (2:1). Everything was over in the first half, Lozano and Espino scored two goals in space of five minutes and brought a first victory to Valencian team.
Alvaro Cervera's men currently have four draws and one victory in their asset, which brought them seven points and a 16th spot in the standings. In the most recent match visitors split the points with Valencia (0:0). We should note that team's offensive line is not too efficient so far, they scored less than one goal per game on average.
Garrido won't be able to play in the match due to a tendon injury.
This bet won in 2 out of 5 most recent away matches of Espanyol
This bet won in two most recent head-to-head matches
In 3 out of 4 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
In 2 out of 6 most recent head-to-head matches penalties were given
Everyone are expecting a victory from home team today, but we think that everything is not so obvious here. Both teams are even on class, but visitors are more successful on head-to-head matches. In our opinion, both teams will be well prepared for the match after the international break, so we will probably see many goals in this game.
Our prediction - both to score
There is only two point difference between opponents in the standings, so this match is crucial for the teams. We offer to place a bet on a draw, because it will be a positive result for both sides.
Our second bet is on a draw