The Betpal Football Bet of the Day comes from Spain on Thursday night, and the basement battle between Espanyol and Deportivo. Currently occupying the bottom two places in La Liga, a win would lift either out of the drop zone, but who can get it?

Match: Espanyol v Deportivo
Bet of the Day: Lay Espanyol
Best Odds: 1.94 with Betfair
Espanyol Longo Football Bet of the DayKick Off: 21:00 20/12/2012 (GMT)

Espanyol are available at odds on on Thursday night, despite only having won two Primera Division games this season, from sixteen played. They have won just once at home (from eight), and have not won in six. The reason for their short price is the dismal state of the visitors, Deportivo – but Espanyol have already been beaten by Osasuna (who sit 16th) 3-0 at home, as well as 17th placed Granada (2-0). Given the host’s failure to capitalise on playing weak sides at home previously, it would take a brave man to put any cash on the line that they can do so here, especially at such short odds. Depor may still be smarting from the 6-0 thrashing Athletico Madrid dished out the game before last, but Espanyol do not have a Falcoa in their ranks, and Deportivo have avoided defeat with enough regularity to make taking on the home side worthwhile, given the prices.

Football Bet of the Day

Lay Espanyol with Betfair at 1.94.