Zorya vs Espanyol Match Info
Match date: 29th August 2019
Kick-Off: 5:00 pm
Stadium: Slavutych-Arena, Zaporizhia
Zorya vs Espanyol Head to Head Record
22 Aug 2019 Espanyol 3 – 1 Zorya
Matches played: 1
Zorya wins: 0
Espanyol wins: 1
Zorya vs Espanyol Stats
- Zorya felt close to an upset at half time but still suffered a 3-1 loss in Spain
- Muzhyky ended a two-game losing streak with a 0-1 win over Karpaty over the weekend
- Espanyol haven’t seen an away loss since March and clash at city rivals Barcelona (2-0)
Zorya vs Espanyol Match Preview
Espanyol will take great confidence from a 3-1 win over Zorya in the first leg as they travel to Ukraine for the return match of their Europa League Qualifiers clash, hoping to build on the success which came through a second-half comeback and goals from Facundo Ferreyra, Javi Lopez, and Matias Vargas.
RCDE have been held off by Deportivo Alaves (0-0) over the weekend but still extended a lengthy unbeaten streak on the road, which goes back as far as late March and their 2-0 loss at Barcelona. David Gallego will want to build on such a defensive setup and we feel they’ll prove themselves a very tough nut to crack once again.
Zorya have everything to play for and we hope to see them put on an attacking display at Slavutych-Arena, having ended a two-match losing streak with a weekend win over Karpaty – where a goal from Pylyp Budkivskyi made all the difference – and surely hoping to give the rivals a run for the money once again.
Muzhyky have been tough to beat in front of the home fans lately and will have ground to build on in that sense, but we feel the loss in Spain will come as a great disappointment and we don’t really see them bouncing back here. They do promise another strong challenge but we feel Espanyol will have what it takes to overcome it.
We’ll thus stick with the visitors to punch their ticket to the Group Stage with another win over the Ukrainian rivals, which comes at 5/4 with Coral and looks the best value in the market at this point – especially with their great run away from home.
We should be in for goals once again and the first-leg result does promise excitement once again, as we also go for Over 2.5 Goals FT at 19/20 with bet365. Zorya have to go all out for goals and this promises open spaces at the back, which should ultimately bring us goals.
Zorya vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Espanyol to win @ 5/4 with Coral
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 19/20 with bet365
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