Espanyol is chasing its first away victory this Friday in Balaídos, the great pending issue for its coach, who has directed 27 away games in Primera and has only added one win, with 9 points out of 81 possible.
Four months have passed since the start of the League and Espanyol, fantastic in Cornellà, continues without winning away. The statistics as a visitor begin to be worrying and the question is recurrent in each outing. Will the parakeet team achieve their first win?
This Friday he has a new opportunity in Balaídos (9pm) and he will still have one last round in 2021, with the match in Mestalla December 31st. But the resume of Vicente Moreno invites you to be patient: the technician has only added a win in 27 matches as a visitor in Primera (19 with Mallorca and 8 with Espanyol), with a shocking balance of 9 points out of 81 possible.
It is obvious that teams tend to add more at home than away, but the contrast at Espanyol it is tremendous. The blue and white box is the third best venue of the championship, ahead of Sevilla, Betis, Barça, Valencia and Atlético, and the second worst visitor, with 3 points out of 24, only ahead of Levante. Interestingly, Celta also have the second poorest record at home. Therefore, in Balaídos they are measured the penultimate of the local classification and the penultimate visitor.
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“We are having a good season, always better. You have to look for a Balance between home and away. In our stadium we are doing extremely good numbers, so we have to improve at the starts. We must provoke that step forward, let’s see if we have that pinch of luck to win away ”, reflected this Thursday the coach.
Three draws and nothing more
The story is not new for the Valencian, who only achieved a triumph with Mallorca in his previous experience in Primera (2019-20). It did not arrive until March, when it surpassed the Eibar (1-2) on matchday 27 after 13 starts. The Balearic team ended up declining, adding only 6 points out of 57 possible away from the island. Not even in the promotion promotion of 2019 before Albacete Y Sports beat out. The success was conceived in Son Moix.
In Vigo, the second worst venue in the League (5 points out of 27) and the second worst visitor (3 out of 24) are measured this Friday
Three draws against Osasuna, Betis and Elche is the only positive for Espanyol at home. He fell at the home of Mallorca, Sevilla, Getafe, Barça and Rayo. He has only marked five goals away from Cornellà in the League and has also suffered in the Cup against him Solar (2-3), from the Cantabrian Regional Preferential, and the Palencia Christ Athletic (1-2), of the Second RFEF. There is still time to reverse the statistics. Only then can we aspire to something more than permanence.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.