ESL Vs ALA Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Nothing but a late surge sees Espanyol escape relegation this term
Where everyone was despondent when La Liga 2019-20 was called off owing to inclement health conditions, Espanyol were one of the fewer sides to breathe a long sigh of relief. The set of events were welcome news to the side, music to a team which was on a sure shot downward spiral away from the league.
Winless in their last four encounters in the league, Espanyol’s miniresurgence made for nothing given their reverting to usual form in March. Defeated 1-0 by Osasuna in their foregone affair, the side is currently 3 points behind 19th place, a figure which made them the likeliest side to make the drop this season.
Now back after three months, all eyes will be on the side to see how they have treated the break which couldn’t have come at a more ideal time for them. The side needs to settle into its groove right away with a massive deficit needed to be erased, one which will require every bit of will and resolve from the side’s repertoire.
Where Espanyol have failed to punch above their weight, Deportivo Alaves managed to do exactly that prior to the break. The team with its 1-1 draw against Valencia moved 6 points clear of the relegation zone with the team in electric touch to lose just one of its last five ties.
Those showings make them outright favourites for this fixture, a clash they’ll just about manage to teeter their way to a win in.
Probable Playing 11
- An injury will see Sebastian sit out today’s encounter for Espanyol While Lopez will be out owing to his previous red card.
- The visitors will be without Joselu with the player suspended for the tie.
Prieto, J Lopez, Espinosa, Cabrera, Vila, Roca, D Lopez, V Sanchez, Darder, Wu Lei, De Tomas
Pacheco, Vidal, Laguardia, Ely, Duarte, Rioja, Camarasa, Fejsa, Mendez, Perez, Pons
La Liga 2019-20
Match: Espanyol Vs Deportivo Alaves
Date And Time: 13th June, Saturday- 5:30pm IST
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, Granada
- Tomas: 4 Goals
- Perez: 11 Goals, 5 Assists
Osasuna Vs Espanyol: 1-0
Deportivo Alaves Vs Valencia: 1-1
ESL Vs ALA Dream11 Picks
Set to be accorded a role which has usually been absent for him this season, Oler Olazabal will be looking to show why he’s more deserving of being Espanyol’s mainstay goal-keeper. The player has pulled off a string of saves in his meagre chances, a name who is set to parry away a slew of shots come today.
Conceding just three goals in three matches, Deportivo Alaves’ defence played a massive role in the side’s resurgence in the league. The team’s backline was ruthless, pulling off resounding sound and compact showings to completely overhaul the tedium they were shrouded in across the majority of the season.
And up against a side which has a measly 23 goals this season, the likelihood of a cleansheet for the visitors looks extremely likely. It will see us indulge ourselves in a trivalent from the side, one which comprises of Ruben Duarte, Victor Laguardia and Ximo Navarro.
Squaring off against the most horrendous defence in the league, one which has shipped in a howler of a 46 goals in 27 matches, it was only rightful of us to rope in the mainstays from Deportivo Alaves first in this ambit. The discourse sees us opt for Aleix Vidal as the first pick with the player having provided the 2 goals and 4 assists this season.
We are partnering him alongside the electric and vibrant duo of Oliver Burke and Ljubomir Fejsa, two players who’ll rip apart Espanyol’s disparaged backline into shreds. Elsewhere, the home side will be represented by David Lopez who has the two assists for the side this season.
The visiting team’s leading scorer this season with a staggering 11 goals and 5 assists, Luca Perez was always going to be a must have pick for us from the side. Elsewhere, Espanyol will finally be compensated for in this slot with us opting for top scorer Raul de Tomas who has the four goals and three assist man Jonathan Calleri.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The 11 goals for Perez see us make him the side’s captain while Vidal is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Olazabal, Duarte, Victor, Ximo, Lopez, Vidal, Burke, Fejsa, Perez, Tomas, Calleri
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