Espanyol v Luzern Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2019-08-15

Europa League Tips

ESPANYOL v LUZERN
Europa League
Thursday 15th August 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Espanyol AH-1
Bookmaker: Unibet
Odds: 1.55 (odds taken at 08:11 GMT, 15 August 2019)

1 X 2
1.38 5.10 7.30

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of August 15th 2019 at 08:11)

Thursday night brings us further action from the 2nd legs of the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League and our next fixture previews a clash between Spanish side, Espanyol, and Swiss club, Luzern, as the betting tips continue at the RCDE Stadium.

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Espanyol Prediction – Can Espanyol continue great form?

Having earned a valuable 3-0 lead following last week’s 1st leg win away at Swiss club, Luzern, in this 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League, Thursday night’s hosts, Espanyol, are now hot favourites to progress through to the play-offs.

The Spanish hosts just need to ensure they do a professional job in this return leg at their RCDE Stadium to be one step away from taking their place in the group stages of the competition. The draw has been made for the play-offs, and if Espanyol come through this 2nd leg unscathed (which they should), they’re in line to play either CSKA Sofia or Zorya.

Overall form has been strong so far this season for Espanyol who have now won 8 of their last 9 matches overall in all competitions, and this includes a thrashing of Icelandic outfit, Stjarnan, in a 7-1 aggregate win in the previous round of the Europa League.

Espanyol have also won 4 of their last 5 matches overall on home turf at their RCDE Stadium which includes an impressive 3-0 win against Atletico Madrid towards the end of last season’s La Liga campaign.

3 wins out of 3 at home have also all been to nil so Espanyol will be confident they can win this tie and cover the asian handicap line too.

 

Espanyol v Luzern Both teams to score
Yes1.95
No1.75

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Luzern Prediction – Can Luzern stay alive?

The Swiss visitors are going to have to pull something pretty special out of the hat if they’re to progress through to the play-offs of the Europa League following the heavy 3-0 defeat in last week’s 1st leg at their swissporarena.

The prospect of Luzern overcoming this 3-goal deficit looks increasingly unlikely as the visitors have lost their last 3 matches on the trot in recent weeks, following defeats to Servette and Thun in the Swiss Super League along with the loss to Espanyol.

To make matters worse for Luzern, the visitors have lost these last 3 matches all to nil, while they’ve managed to collect just 1 win out of their last 5 matches overall in all competitions, which was a 1-0 win away at Faroe Islands side, KI, in the previous round of the Europa League.

4 defeats out of their last 6 away matches in all competitions also doesn’t bode well for Luzern who have lost at Lugano, Basel, Young Boys and Servette, all in the Swiss top flight. The story gets even worse when looking at Luzern’s results on the road in the Europa League.

Luzern have lost 6 of their 7 away ties to date in their brief history of participating in the Europa League, so they’ll certainly have their work cut out against Espanyol in this return leg.

 

Key-Facts – Espanyol v Luzern

  • Espanyol who have now won 8 of their last 9 matches overall in all competitions
  • Espanyol have also won 4 of their last 5 matches overall at their RCDE Stadium
  • Luzern have lost 6 of their 7 away ties to date in the Europa League

 

Betting Tips Verdict

Espanyol return back to home turf where they should record another easy win and also cover the asian line.


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