Espanyol vs Villarreal – Predictions & Football Betting Tips

Espanyol will aim to extend their unbeaten run in La Liga to three games when they welcome Villarreal at the RCDE Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Espanyol only managed a 2-2 away draw at Rayo Vallecano last weekend thanks to goals from Borja Iglesias and Esteban Granero. On the other hand, Villarreal were beaten 0-1 at home by Valladolid, in a game in which Gerard Moreno missed from the spot with just seven minutes to go. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.

Betting Tips for the game

Espanyol have lost just two of their opening seven games in La Liga. The Catalans are unbeaten in two league fixtures at the moment and haven’t lost a single game  on home soil so far this season. Espanyol have won all their three home league fixtures, conceding none in the process. They currently lie 7th in the standings tied on eleven points with 6th-placed Alaves.

Villarreal, on the flip side, were on a three-game unbeaten streak in La Liga prior to their 0-1 home loss against newcomers Valladolid. The Yellow Submarine haven’t been at their best throughout the season, having collected just eight points from their seven league games. The positive fact is that Villarreal are undefeated on the road so far this season, winning two and drawing once in three league trips.

Villarreal hold a solid head-to-head record against Espanyol, but the Catalans have been in strong shape at home this season. Our betting tips and predictions would back Espanyol to win at odds 2.30.

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Match odds

Espanyol have lost just once in their last eleven home games in La Liga. they are currently undefeated in five home fixtures, winning the most recent four of these. On the contrary, Villarreal have won just once in their last four competitive games. In addition, Villarreal are winless in their last four visits to Espanyol. Our preview expect Espanyol to win at odds 2.30.

Espanyol to win at odds 2.30

Espanyol vs Villarreal Draw at odds 3.20

Villarreal to win at odds 3.30

Correct Score odds

Espanyol have kept clean sheets in each of their three home games of this new La Liga season. Overall, Espanyol have only conceded six goals throughout this campaign. On the other hand, they did well to score at least once in four of their last five home meetings with Villarreal in La Liga. Our correct score anticipate Espanyol to win 1-0 at odds 6.50.

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Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds

Villarreal haven’t been very prolific throughout this La Liga campaign, but the good thing is that they have been very good at the back so far. They hold the joint best defensive record in the division with just four goals conceded in seven rounds. On the other hand, Espanyol are yet to concede on home soil after three league fixtures. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals at odds 1.65.

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First Goalscorer odds

Borja Iglesias got on the scoresheet for Espanyol last weekend and he is now the club’s most dangerous player with two goals and one assist under his belt. Iglesias has played a crucial role in Zaragoza’s performance last season and he already started to click this season. Our first goalscorer prediction is Borja Iglesias at odds 5.00.

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