Espanyol vs Stjarnan Match Info
Date: Thursday 25th July 2019
Kick-Off: 8:00pm BST
Venue: RCDE Stadium
Espanyol vs Stjarnan Head to Head Record
This will be the first meeting between these two teams.
Espanyol vs Stjarnan Match Stats
- Espanyol are regulars in the group stages of European competitons
- Stjarnan have never made it to the group stages
- Stjarnan won on away goals in the previous round, beating FC Levadia Tallinn
Espanyol vs Stjarnan Match Preview
An early start to the Europa League for Spanish side Espanyol, but they will be expected to be in this competiton until at least the group stage. They regularly perform at that level, and this looks to be somewhat of a mismatch on Thursday night.
Stjarnan have the advantage when it comes to match fitness, they have already played two Europa League games in the last round, and the Icelandic league is currently taking place. However, it will take a lot more than match fitness for them to spring a huge surprise here.
All we have seen Espanyol play so far in pre-season friendlies, this is their first competitive fixture but they will want to get the job over and done with in rapid fashion here we think. That will allow them to rest players and maybe even leave a few at home for the return leg next Thursday.
This is the start of what should be a trip to the group stages for them, while Stjarnan will know that this is highly likely to be the end of the road for them, and they will simply be looking to keep this a respectable score line.
Espanyol vs Stjarnan Betting Tips
Espanyol -3 @ 13/8 with Paddy Power
Espanyol to win 5-0 @ 7/1 with Bet365
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