Real Oviedo vs Espanyol Match Preview & Prediction

Real Oviedo vs Real Mallorca match preview
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Real Oviedo vs Espanyol predictions and match preview for this Sunday’s game in the Spanish Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis as Vicente Moreno takes his team to Asturias.

  • DATE: Sunday 27th September 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 18:15 (local time)
  • VENUE: Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo

Real Oviedo vs Espanyol Preview

Real Oviedo will be hosting promotion chasing Espanyol at the Carlos Tartiere on Sunday with both sides coming into this following draws last weekend. The way these two teams match up, it should have goals in it.

Oviedo left it late last time out, scoring in the 91st minute with a great goal from former Mirandes player Marco Sangalli against his old club. They were lucky to escape with a draw as Mirandes outplayed them in most parts of the game but they couldn’t finish off their chances. The pitch was very wet and soggy and Oviedo never really got going in the match. They will have to defend better if they want to pick up points in this match.

Oviedo have made two signings this week, with Argentine striker Gustavo Blanco Leschuk and Georgian international Giorgi Aburjania arriving to give José Ángel Ziganda more options.

Espanyol faced off against Mallorca last weekend, which promised to be one of the games of the season but it was quite a dull affair with both teams cancelling each other out, although it was Mallorca who had the better chances. Towards the end of the match Espanyol went down to ten men after Marc Roca, who only came on as a substitute, was shown red for an elbow on Daniel Rodriguez. He will now miss this game.

Espanyol have also made a signing this week with Albanian international Keidi Bare adding to their already strong squad.

Real Oviedo vs Espanyol H2H

  • Last 4 Competitive Meetings: 2 Espanyol Wins, 1 Oviedo Win, 1 Draw.
  • The clubs haven’t met since Real Oviedo were last in the top flight (2000/01).
  • There was a 2-2 draw in Asturias that season while Espanyol won 2-0 when the sides met in Barcelona.

Segunda Division Predictions

Real Oviedo vs Espanyol Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-0 Espanyol

Espanyol are yet to concede this season and I don’t see them conceding in this match. With their attacking threat they will be too strong for an Oviedo team still needing to gel. Vicente Moreno will be looking for Espanyol to be out of the tracks fast in this match and dominate from start to finish, something we didn’t see vs Mallorca where they were a little lethargic. Getting off to a faster start will be key for the visitors and could set the tone for the game.

Real Oviedo vs Espanyol Betting Tips (18+)

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You can watch this match live on the LaLiga SmartBank Youtube Channel (outside of Spain).

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Greg has been an admirer of Spanish football for many years with a more in-depth knowledge in particular of Catalan football clubs. He has a passion for Spanish and Catalan culture.