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Barcelona vs Espanyol Prediction

Barcelona

July 08

21:00

1 : 0
Espanyol

Barcelona

Espanyol

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After their 4-1 away win over Villarreal, Barcelona face a quick turnaround when they host city rivals Espanyol on Wednesday evening. With four matches to play, Quique Setien's men cannot afford another slip-up as the title race fades away from them.

Read my match preview, for the best betting tips and correct score predictions ahead of this upcoming fixture.

Barcelona vs Espanyol Betting Tips

After successive 2-2 draws against Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid, Barcelona returned to winning ways with a comfortable 4-1 win on Sunday. They needed it too, after watching Sergio Ramos' penalty propel Real Madrid into a provisional seven-point lead atop La Liga a few hours prior against Athletic Bilbao.

Wednesday's hosts remain heavily reliant on Lionel Messi, who created two assists and could have scored a hat-trick for himself. After playing just stoppage-time against his former side Atletico on June 30, Antoine Griezmann broke his scoring duck at El Madrigal.

Remarkably, it was the World Cup winner's first league goal since February 15 against Getafe. It's certainly been a difficult campaign for Grizi, after sealing an eyewatering £108m move last summer. He'll hope his display warrants another start under Setien, against an Espanyol defence that has conceded 54 goals this term.

Only two top-flight teams can say they have worse records after 34 matches, which doesn't bode well for the visitors. Also among the division's lowest scorers (27), Francisco Rufete's side will be mathematically relegated with anything besides a win here.

Jonathan Calleri is suspended after two quick bookings for persistent arguing late on in their 1-0 Leganes defeat. He was a second-half substitute, replacing Wu Lei – one of three players tied on a team-high four goals this term. Their attacking efforts could prove tough to watch.

Barcelona vs Espanyol Correct Score Predictions

Despite some encouraging flashes, Barca have been disappointing by their high standards since the restart. However, dropping points at home against the division's bottom club would be typical here – Espanyol are winless in six games.

Last matches

Barcelona

19-07-2020

0 - 5 Deportivo Alavés

L
16-07-2020

1 - 2 Osasuna

L
11-07-2020

0 - 1 Real Valladolid

L
08-07-2020

1 - 0 Espanyol

W
05-07-2020

1 - 4 Villarreal

L
30-06-2020

2 - 2 Atlético Madrid

D
27-06-2020

2 - 2 Celta de Vigo

D
23-06-2020

1 - 0 Athletic Club

W
19-06-2020

0 - 0 Sevilla

D
16-06-2020

2 - 0 Leganés

W

Espanyol

L

- Valencia

16-07-2020
L

- SD Eibar

12-07-2020
L

- Barcelona

08-07-2020
L

- Leganés

05-07-2020
L

- Real Sociedad

02-07-2020
L

- Real Madrid

28-06-2020
L

- Real Betis

25-06-2020
L

- Levante

20-06-2020
D

- Getafe

16-06-2020
W

- Deportivo Alavés

13-06-2020
Barcelona vs Espanyol Head-to-Head (H2H)
08-07-2020

Barcelona

1
0

Espanyol

04-01-2020

Espanyol

2
2

Barcelona

30-03-2019

Barcelona

2
0

Espanyol

08-12-2018

Espanyol

0
4

Barcelona

04-02-2018

Espanyol

1
1

Barcelona

25-01-2018

Barcelona

2
0

Espanyol

17-01-2018

Espanyol

1
0

Barcelona

09-09-2017

Barcelona

5
0

Espanyol

29-04-2017

Espanyol

0
3

Barcelona

18-12-2016

Barcelona

4
1

Espanyol

Barcelona
vs
Espanyol
Predicted Lineup
Barcelona vs Espanyol Predicted Lineup

ter Stegen

Alba

Lenglet

Pique

Semedo

Roberto

Busquets

Puig

Messi

Griezmann

Suarez

Diego Lopez

Javi Lopez

Espinosa

Cabrera

Pedrosa

Darder

David Lopez

Roca

Embarba

Lei

de Tomas

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

5-0 vs Deportivo Alavés (A)

W

1-2 vs Osasuna (H)

L

1-0 vs Real Valladolid (A)

W

1-0 vs Espanyol (H)

W

4-1 vs Villarreal (A)

W

2-2 vs Atlético Madrid (H)

D

2-2 vs Celta de Vigo (A)

D

1-0 vs Athletic Club (H)

W

0-0 vs Sevilla (A)

D

2-0 vs Leganés (H)

W
L

0-1 vs Valencia (A)

L

0-2 vs SD Eibar (H)

L

0-1 vs Barcelona (A)

L

0-1 vs Leganés (H)

L

1-2 vs Real Sociedad (A)

L

0-1 vs Real Madrid (H)

L

0-1 vs Real Betis (A)

L

1-3 vs Levante (H)

D

0-0 vs Getafe (A)

W

2-0 vs Deportivo Alavés (H)

19

Goals Scored

4

5

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-2 vs Osasuna (H)

L

1-0 vs Espanyol (H)

W

2-2 vs Atlético Madrid (H)

D

1-0 vs Athletic Club (H)

W

2-0 vs Leganés (H)

W
L

0-2 vs SD Eibar (H)

L

0-1 vs Leganés (H)

L

0-1 vs Real Madrid (H)

L

1-3 vs Levante (H)

W

2-0 vs Deportivo Alavés (H)

7

Goals Scored

3

2

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

5-0 vs Deportivo Alavés (A)

W

1-0 vs Real Valladolid (A)

W

4-1 vs Villarreal (A)

W

2-2 vs Celta de Vigo (A)

D

0-0 vs Sevilla (A)

D
L

0-1 vs Valencia (A)

L

0-1 vs Barcelona (A)

L

1-2 vs Real Sociedad (A)

L

0-1 vs Real Betis (A)

D

0-0 vs Getafe (A)

12

Goals Scored

1

3

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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