LaLiga – Espanyol to face Elche on Match-day 11
Twentieth placed Elche, are away to sixteenth placed Espanyol on Sunday.
Espanyol’s LaLiga season, has so far seen them gain nine points, going into this game
Espanyol will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Osasuna and Real Valladolid. They will need this if they are to retain their run.
Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so five losses in nine fixtures would not make this a successful season for Espanyol. They currently stand sixteenth in the League, with nine points for a total of 2 wins, 5 losses and 3 draws having won two fixtures, drawn three games, and lost five meetings.
Playing at home, Espanyol have won one game, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.
A win in this fixture would take Espanyol’s points to 12 in the League.
Espanyol may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Elche under pressure for a result as they go to fancied Espanyol on Sunday
Jorge Almiron will know at the end of this next match, whether Elche’s season is back on track, having lost their last fixture and drawn against Valencia before that.
Also, With six defeats in the last eight games, Jorge Almiron’s Elche are justifiably in the bottom half of the table, very much looking at a relegation battle. With three points, they currently sit twentieth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws having drawn three matches and lost seven fixtures.
Elche have drawn one game and lost four games of their five League matches away from home this season.
A win in this fixture, would take Elche’s points from 3 to 6, so far this season.
Elche are missing two players through injury or illness. This will affect Jorge Almiron’s selection choices significantly.
Espanyol v Elche – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the clubs have already faced each other seven times with the record being three wins and two draws for Espanyol. Also, Elche have tasted defeat against Espanyol in two out of the last three games with them. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for Elche.
Other players of note for Espanyol are Martin Braithwaite and Edu Exposito with two goals and two goals respectively and for Elche are Pere Milla and Ezequiel Ponce with two goals both.