Espanyol have improved defensively in recent weeks and can shut out shot-shy Eibar.
Espanyol v Eibar - Saturday 12:00, Sky Sports 3
Quique Sanchez Flores’ Espanyol have managed just one win so far this season but having struggled defensively early on, they’ve managed goalless draws against Villarreal and Las Palmas in their last two, suggesting there are signs of improvement. Eibar, meanwhile, remain up in 8th despite a 3-2 defeat at home to struggling Osasuna.
After a 2-2 draw in their opening home game against Malaga, Espanyol have since failed to score in front of their own fans, though they’ve had some tough fixtures against Real, Celta Vigo and Villarreal. When hosting sides between 7th and 15th they were W6-D0-L2 last term and with that in mind they look a good price at 2.1 to pick up their first home win of the season.
Eibar have lost at Malaga and Deportivo already this term, while they’ve lost 12 of their last 17 on the road. Since they failed to score in four of their last seven away defeats, we’re backing Espanyol to continue their improved defensive showings in recent weeks and win to nil, at 3.3.