Match Preview: UD Logroñés vs Espanyol Predictions & H2H

UD Logrones vs Espanyol preview

UD Logroñés vs Espanyol predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as the visitors aim to strengthen their promotion push.

  • DATE: Sunday 13th December 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 14:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: Las Gaunas
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

UD Logroñés vs Espanyol Preview

UD Logroñés vs Espanyol preview
Las Gaunas via Dilema, CC BY 3.0

On Sunday afternoon promotion chasing Espanyol travel to La Rioja to play Logroñés in the Estadio Las Gaunas in what could be an interesting match with both clubs in need of a positive result.

UD Logroñés had been in fantastic form going unbeaten for most of November and not conceding a single goal. This was until they met the league leaders Mallorca at the end of the month and got a thrashing and since then Sergio Rodríguez’s side have not responded. 

They have now recorded four losses on the bounce whilst only scoring twice. This week they played a Girona team who have now got a fit Cristhian Stuani and it was the Uruguayan who was the difference in the 2-0 loss. Logroñés had their chances and played well in the game but it wasn’t enough. If they are not careful, they could see themselves slipping down the table. Sergio Rodríguez knows a win here would be massive for the club as they bid to turn things around and get back in the top half of the table.

Espanyol recorded another win at the weekend. They left it slightly late against Sporting but in a game they dominated, it was only a matter of time before they would score. After back to back losses it seems Vicente Moreno’s men have recovered and now have three wins in a row.

What will be pleasing to Moreno is that it was another clean sheet for his side, their 11th of the season. Espanyol need the win here to go top or to narrow the gap if Mallorca get past Leganes on Saturday. They will be hopeful of returning to 1st place by Christmas with LaLiga SmartBank pausing for a fortnight over the festive period.

Head to Head

  • This will be the first ever meeting.

UD Logroñés vs Espanyol Predictions

Score Prediction: UD Logroñés 0-2 Espanyol

Espanyol look like that well-oiled machine like at the start of the season. They are creating many chances and look strong at the back again, often dominating from start to finish. We should see more of the same in this match. Logroñés don’t have the best home form and are struggling to find the back of the net and the visitors look like they will win.

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