Espanyol v Leganes Betting Tips: 2 AH+0.75, 2019-01-04

La Liga Betting Tips

La Liga
Friday 4th January 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Leganes AH+0.75
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken at 08:33 GMT, 03 Jan 2019)

There’s also action from the Spanish top flight with two matches being played on Friday night, and we start with the later kick-off between Espanyol and Leganes as the betting tips continue in La Liga.

Premier League Betting at Bet Victor

Espanyol Prediction

Espanyol have dropped down to 14th place on the La Liga ladder due to an alarming slump in form as the hosts have suffered six league defeats on the bounce, and they come into this clash with Leganes looking to avoid a seventh loss on the trot.

Espanyol had lost just once in their previous eight matches and they seemed to be heading in the right direction having gained five wins during this solid sequence, but the wheels have come off in spectacular fashion in recent weeks.

Espanyol’s home record stands at 5-0-3 10/11 but their results at the RCDE Stadium have mirrored their overall form so far this season; the hosts racked up five wins on the trot but have since suffered three losses on the trot to Girona, Barcelona and Real Betis.

Leganes Prediction

Leganes now sit just two league positions and two points behind their hosts as they prepare to extend their unbeaten run in La Liga when they make their way to Espanyol for this Friday evening encounter.

The visitors have now gone seven league matches without defeat which includes wins over Deportivo Alaves and Real Valladolid as well as points picked up in notable draws with Atletico Madrid, Girona, Celta Vigo and Sevilla.

Leganes’ away record stands at a vastly improved 1-3-5 7/13 which doesn’t seem too impressive at first glance, but to put it into perspective – the visitors have suffered just one defeat from their last five matches on their travels.

This improved run of results is in stark contrast to the start of the season which saw Leganes lose their first four away matches on the trot with defeats at Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid, Eibar and Real Betis.

Forward Carillo (5 goals) is Leganes’ leading goalscorer and looks their best bet of keeping them in the game here.

Betting Tips Verdict

Espanyol’s confidence must be fragile to say the least while Leganes continue to improve as each match passes, so I’ll back the visitors with the handicap in this one.