La Liga 2 match preview and statistics: Espanyol fight Leganés

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Competition: Spain La Liga 2
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: RCDE Stadium (40500 seats)

Espanyol and Leganés are both riding high in the La Liga 2 with their 1st and 4th positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • Espanyol have the most scored goals (56) in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Leganés have scored away.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Espanyol form and stats

Espanyol, who have the most scored goals (56) in La Liga 2, are steadily winning La Liga 2 games and points here at RCDE Stadium. 12 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats is the summary from 16 games. Espanyol has a nice streak going on as they have played ten consecutive leaguegames without losing (regardless of home/away). They are keen to extend their tally, a streak that began after the Rayo Vallecano defeat 70 days ago. Two home wins in a row for Espanyol bring valid hopes of a third.

Espanyol are confident in defense, having played 257 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

Happy days for Espanyol in their previous game, a La Liga 2 match away at Albacete (placed 22nd) that ended with a 3-0 victory. Ahead of that match, Espanyol won a home game hosting Fuenlabrada (4-0).

The Espanyol fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 31 goals in 16 league matches. Defensively Espanyol have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (8 in 16 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Leganés form and stats

The visitors are W4-D5-L7 on the road this term. That's in the La Liga 2.

Leganés go into this game after a win, the home game against Sabadell that ended 2-1. A 0-1 defeat away at Mallorca before that.

The attacking power of Leganés when travelling is not overwhelming with 14 goals scored from 16 league matches away. As opposed to that, Leganés have seen the ball go into their own net 16 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Leganés - Espanyol 2-0, played this season. As for the last nine games between these two teams, there's four Espanyol victories, zero draws and five Leganés wins. Over/under statistics; two of these games ended with three goals or more, seven matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

EspanyolR. de Tomás Gómez
R. de Tomás Gómez
20 goals
EspanyolA. Embarba Blázquez
A. Embarba Blázquez
8 goals
LeganésS. Merino Zuloaga
S. Merino Zuloaga
8 goals

Espanyol missing players

Leganés missing players

Espanyol Leganés
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
33 16 5 Played P 4 16 33
20 12 2 Won W 1 4 17
7 2 1 Drew D 2 5 6
6 2 2 Lost L 1 7 10
56 31 7 Scored S 4 14 37
21 8 6 Conceded C 3 16 27
94% 94% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 81% 88%
76% 81% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 56% 52%
42% 44% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 31% 33%
18% 19% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 15%
3% 6% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 6% 6%
36% 31% 60% BTTS BTTS 50% 44% 39%
52% 69% 40% Clean Sheets C S 25% 31% 39%
18% 6% 20% Failed to Score F T 25% 44% 33%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1.9 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.5 2.1
4 2 1 Red cards R C 1 3 5
 
10.3 11.1 9.2 Shots (avg) S ( 9 8.3 7.7
4.1 4.7 4.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 3 3.2
41% 41% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 29% 36%
Key stats in La Liga 2 this season:
  • Espanyol have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Espanyol have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Espanyol have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Leganés have scored away.
  • Espanyol have the fewest conceded goals (8) at home in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol have the most clean sheets (11) at home in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol have the most scored goals (31) at home in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol have the most scored goals (56) in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol have the most scored goals in the first half (29) in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol have the the best goal difference (+23) at home in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol have the the best goal difference (+35) in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol is in the best form (4-2-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Espanyol 33 20 7 6 56 21 16 12 2 2 31 8 17 8 5 4 25 13 35 67
2 Mallorca 33 19 8 6 42 21 17 10 3 4 25 10 16 9 5 2 17 11 21 65
3 Almeria 33 18 6 9 48 29 17 9 5 3 28 13 16 9 1 6 20 16 19 60
4 Leganés 33 17 6 10 37 27 17 13 1 3 23 11 16 4 5 7 14 16 10 57
5 Sporting Gijon 33 15 11 7 35 23 17 9 7 1 20 9 16 6 4 6 15 14 12 56
6 Rayo Vallecano 32 15 7 10 39 30 15 9 2 4 22 13 17 6 5 6 17 17 9 52
7 Girona 33 13 10 10 33 32 17 8 4 5 16 12 16 5 6 5 17 20 1 49
8 Ponferradina 33 13 9 11 37 38 16 8 5 3 22 17 17 5 4 8 15 21 -1 48
9 Málaga 33 12 9 12 30 38 16 4 6 6 14 19 17 8 3 6 16 19 -8 45
10 Mirandes 31 12 8 11 31 30 15 5 7 3 16 13 16 7 1 8 15 17 1 44
11 Las Palmas 33 11 11 11 39 43 17 9 4 4 28 18 16 2 7 7 11 25 -4 44
12 Fuenlabrada 32 9 15 8 36 36 16 3 10 3 16 14 16 6 5 5 20 22 0 42
13 Tenerife 32 11 8 13 29 29 16 8 5 3 20 9 16 3 3 10 9 20 0 41
14 Real Oviedo 33 8 15 10 35 35 16 5 6 5 22 19 17 3 9 5 13 16 0 39
15 Castellon 33 10 6 17 32 40 17 8 0 9 20 16 16 2 6 8 12 24 -8 36
16 Lugo 33 8 12 13 29 40 17 6 7 4 13 9 16 2 5 9 16 31 -11 36
17 UD Logrones 33 9 9 15 24 42 16 6 3 7 13 18 17 3 6 8 11 24 -18 36
18 Real Zaragoza 32 9 8 15 26 30 16 7 5 4 15 11 16 2 3 11 11 19 -4 35
19 Sabadell 33 7 11 15 29 39 16 2 8 6 14 18 17 5 3 9 15 21 -10 32
20 Alcorcon 32 8 8 16 21 33 16 6 1 9 14 20 16 2 7 7 7 13 -12 32
21 FC Cartagena 32 7 10 15 31 43 16 5 5 6 20 19 16 2 5 9 11 24 -12 31
22 Albacete 33 7 8 18 21 41 17 4 5 8 13 19 16 3 3 10 8 22 -20 29

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The Segunda División, also known as La Liga 2, is the second highest level of the football league pyramid in Spain. 22 teams play each other home and away for a 42 match season. Top two of the league table earns promotion and one more is promoted through playoff fixtures. The bottom four are relegated.