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01/04/2018 Kick Off:  11:00 am RCDE Stadium V Predicted Score:0 - 0

Away Deportivo Alaves

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Ibai Gomez. The left-winger has contributed to 10 goals for his side this season, but has gone six games without scoring. With a fierce right foot, the Spaniard offers a threat from outside the box and at set pieces. Gomez is 5/1 to score on Sunday.

2 We fancy:

A scoreless draw at 6/1. Despite football betting tips for the weekend pushing Espanyol as favorites, neither side offers much going forwards.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Pablo Piatti to score first at 9/1. The Argentinian winger has played as a forward before and, despite his short stature, may be asked to do so again on Sunday, which is worth keeping in mind for the football bet tips and predictions.

Team News

RCD Espanyol's Last Six:

Won: 2 Drawn: 3 Lost: 1

Garard Moreno will miss out due to a yellow card suspension following his sides’ defeat to Real Betis. Javi Lopez, Jairo Marilla and Leonardo Carillo Baptistao may also miss out, despite having trained with the first team.

Deportivo Alaves' Last Six:

Won: 2 Drawn: 0 Lost: 4

Hector Hernandez should be able to rejoin the side, having been out since August with a knee injury. Fernandez will be hoping that Tomas Pina will have recovered from the flu by Sunday, whilst Carlos Martin Vigaray is likely to miss out.

RCD Espanyol vs Deportivo Alaves Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Espanyol won their last home game, against Real Sociedad

Having just lost their first game since January, Quique Sanches Flores will be looking for his team to bounce back. Alaves are without a win in three, and the majority of football score predictions see Espanyol doing just that.

Espanyol are 11/10 to win, having not lost at home in 10 games. Flores is, however, without his two first choice strikers, with no available player having scored more than once in the league this season.

Alaves are 3/1 to win, and with their attack far stronger than their defence, will look to get at Espanyol. Fernandez’s side’s last two wins have come against opposition lower than them in the league, but they have beaten the likes of Sevilla and Villareal this season.

A draw is 21/10 and might be one of the key football betting tips for the weekend. Although Alaves have gone 10 games without a draw, Espanyol have five from their last eight games. With Moreno out and Baptistao possibly joining him, Flores’ side may have a tough time scoring.

Sergio Garcia is 7/4 to score anytime on Sunday, having played up front before this season in the absence of a proper striker. The midfielder has just one league goal, but is a creative player, as evidenced by his four assists in nine starts.

Munir is 9/4 to score against Espanyol, and his pace will be a vital outlet for the away side. The Barcelona loanee has six goals to his name, not to mention five assists, making him Fernandez’s most productive player and one of the match’s better football predictions to score.

Predicted Score: RCD Espanyol 0 - 0 Deportivo Alaves

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Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.