Espanyol vs Alcorcon predictions and match preview for Saturday’s game in the Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis as the hosts look to climb to 1st place.
- DATE: Saturday 10th October 2020
- KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
- VENUE: RCDE Stadium
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Espanyol vs Alcorcon Preview
The 5th round of fixtures this weekend in the Segunda División brings us an interesting match at the RCDE Stadium with high flying Espanyol hosting Alcorcon.
Espanyol made it hard work for themselves in last weekend’s Catalan derby against Sabadell. They created a number of clear cut chances in the first half but somehow the ball didn’t find the back of the net. In the second period once again Diego Lopez stepped up and kept his side in the match after Sabadell started to knock on the door. However, Vicente Moreno’s men finally got their goal in the 84th minute with academy graduate Nico Melamed slotting the ball home. That is another win for Espanyol and another match without conceding.
It has also been a busy week for the Blanquiazules in the transfer market too with the sale of Marc Roca. The academy starlet has joined German powerhouse Bayern Munich. Coming into the club is Álvaro Vadillo, a winger who recently signed for Celta Vigo but has now been loaned to Espanyol.
Alcorcon have had a mixed start to the season and head coach Mere will be hoping his team can find a way this weekend. Last season they had the second best away record and that’s something they will want to try to mirror this term.
Last week they drew 0-0 with Zaragoza but failed to fully take advantage when their opponents were reduced to 10 men with half an hour still to play. This will be tougher still against promotion favourites Espanyol and they will need to be clinical if chances come their way, to have any hope of getting a result.
Head to Head
- Last 4 Competitive Meetings: 1 Espanyol Win, 1 Alcorcon Win, 2 Draws.
- The sides have been paired together twice in the Copa del Rey but there have been no league meetings this century.
- Alcorcon advanced on penalties after two 1-1 draws in the 2016/17 Copa del Rey.
- Espanyol were 4-3 aggregate winners in 2013/14.
Espanyol vs Alcorcon Predictions
Score Prediction: Espanyol 2-0 Alcorcon
In Espanyol’s last outing, the match could have been dead and buried in the first half. That’s something that could easily happen here if they don’t make a mess of their chances which you would think won’t happen often because of the quality this side possesses. Alcorcon will come to play and create chances but these teams are so far away from each other in terms of quality. The visitors will have to be at their very best to pick points up here.
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