Espanyol vs Malaga by Hacz
Espanyol started the season with the 4-6 away loss vs Sevilla. The team created a lot of chances despite their lack of possession. Last season they played pretty well at home (9-5-5) but ended in the bottom half with bad performances away (3-2-14).
Malaga started with disappointing 1-1 home vs Osasuna last, after conceding the goal after 85 min. Last season the team only scored 12 goals in their 19 away matches (4-6-9).
Espanyol may miss defender Oscar Duarte. Malaga missing Weligton, Juankar & Tighadouini.
After the signings of some quality players like Piatti, Reyes, Baptistao & Fuego, Espanyol probably will end this season higher up than last year. Espanyol are unbeaten in their last 8 matches vs Malaga (4 wins, 4 draws). Last season they won 2-0 vs Malaga after 2 goals from Hernan Perez before 20 minutes were played.
With Malaga´s poor away form last season in mind, and the home team welcoming their fans for the first game, I expect home win tonight. GL
|Espanyol||Unibet||2.35||8||2-2 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.