Espanyol vs. Leganes 7/5/20 La Liga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Leganes (5-10-18) at Espanyol (5-9-19)
La Liga Soccer: Sunday July 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM (RCDE Stadium)
The Line: Espanyol +!55 / Draw +195 / Leganes +195 -- O/U: 2 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Espanyol and Leganes square off in La Liga soccer action from the RCDE Stadium on Sunday morning.
Espanyol enter this match in 20th place, dead last in La Liga on 24 points, 10 points from safety with a record of 5 wins, 9 draws and 19 losses following a fourth straight defeat in the form of a 2-1 loss to Real Sociedad in their last outing. In the loss to Sociedad, Espanyol dodged a bullet when VAR overturned Sociedad’s opening goal in the 5th minute after a player was ruled to be offside in the buildup to the goal. David Lopez gave Espanyol the lead five minutes later and the lead would hold into the second half where Sociedad tied the game at one in the 56th. The tie would hold up until Real Sociedad took the lead in the 84th, leaving Espanyol empty-handed at full time once again. Lopez, Wu Lei and Raul de Tomas are tied for the team lead in scoring with 4 goals apiece while Adrian Embarba has a team-high 4 assists this season. Diego Lopez is Espanyol’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.53 goals per 90 minutes with 4 clean sheets in 32 league appearances this season.
Leganes on the other end, come into this one spot and one point better than Espanyol, in 19th on 25 points with a record of 5 wins, 10 draws and 18 losses after back-to-back defeats including a 3-0 loss to Sevilla last time out. In the loss to Sevilla, Leganes fell behind after just 23 minutes of play and Sevilla doubled the lead 12 minutes later. The lead would hold up until the 82nd minute when Sevilla added a 3rd to put the game out of reach from Leganes. Oscar Rodriguez leads Leganes in scoring with 9 goals while Roque Mesa has a team-high 3 assists this season.
This feels weird to say between the two worst teams in the table for La Liga, but I actually think we have a solid game on the cards for this one. A true relegation six-pointer, a draw doesn’t do either team any good, and I expect everything to be thrown at the wall to give either side the win and the three points, which is why I’m going to side with the over. I could easily see three goals in this one, so give me the over here.