Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(42) 33 Goals 31 (55)
(29) 19 Assists 24 (40)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
29.8 Average Age 28.5
180.1 Average Height (cm) 179.3
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 1.1 (0.8)
(50%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 46% (48%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.4)
(1.9) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Juan Forlín Out 6.85
Player Reason Status Rating
Salva Sevilla Out 6.7
Álex Martínez Out 6.72
Eder Vilarchao Out 6.77
Álex Pozuelo Out 6.33
Rubén Castro Out 7.05
Antonio Amaya Out 7.01

Team News

  • Espanyol has taken 13 from the last 15 available and the victory at San Mamés was their biggest away win for nine years.
  • Héctor Moreno scored after an eleven-month wait for a goal, and the centre-back also has two assists this campaign. Barcelona transfer target Kiko Casila will continue in goal.
  • Only Juan Forlin is suspended, though that's likely to increase soon given the seven yellow cards the team received last week, with Raúl Baena available to replace the midfielder.
  • Pepe Mel's Betis missed a pot full of chances as they were held to a 0-0 draw with Real Valladolid.
  • Cañas was close to a switch to Swansea in January, however Betis pulled the plug on the deal when they realised the majority of the fee would be spent paying off debts and the midfielder will be back in action here.
  • Two yellow cards in eight minutes last time out mean that Antonio Amaya will be suspended for this match, with Mario favourite to deputise.

Prediction

  • Few predicted Espanyol's victory coming in such a comprehensive manner last week, while they have won their previous two home matches 3-2.
  • A run of six games without a win has seen Betis drop down the table, as dreams of Champions League football have all but evaporated.
  • Javier Aguirre will be picking up coach of the year award at this rate and there's no reason why his team can't swat Betis aside in a similar manner.
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