Espanyol vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Saturday, Espanyol will host Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium. The game between two clubs from the higher part of the ladder is bound to be a joy for all fans to watch and for the bookies to bet on.
Espanyol hold the eight spot at the table with twenty-one points from six wins, three draws, and five losses. Currently, they are on a three-game losing streak with their most recent one being against Getafe by the result of 3-0. Molina, Mata, and Anutes scored a goal each for Getafe and with those goals, set the final result. Espanyol had no real chance, and they were nowhere near a win. They have been great at home in recent matches and of the previous five games there, they have four wins and a single loss.
Barcelona are placed first in the league with twenty-eight points and a positive goal difference of +18. Out of the fourteen matches played so far in the season, they have eight wins, four draws, and two losses. In the previous round, they managed to end their two-game winless streak when they triumphed over Villarreal by the score of 2-0. Pique scored the first goal of the game and Alena of Barcelona added a goal of his own in the final minutes of the clash, followed by an assist from Messi.
The two teams have plenty of matches between them and in the recent past, Barcelona have been somewhat better. Out of the previous five games between them, Barcelona have won two, Espanyol have won one, and the two most recent outing ended as a draw. At home, against Barca, Espanyol have a record of a win, two draws, and two losses. Espanyol will have a hard time against the team from the Camp Nou as their form in away clashes has been amazing. Out of the previous seven away games, Barca have won four and drawn three.
Espanyol don't have many missing players for the match against Barca. Sergio García and Naldo are injured and they can't play on Saturday. All other players are ready for the match and they will play aggressive in defending.
On the other side Barcelona have more missing players for this game. Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti and Malcom are injured and they will not play against Espanyol on Saturday. Luis Suárez, Sergi Samper and Arthur are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they will try to score from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Espanyol: Lopez; Vila, Hermoso, Lopez, Lopez; Granero, Roca, Darder; Piatti, Iglesias, Perez
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
Espanyol vs Barcelona Prediction
Another one very good football game to watch on Saturday and a perfect one to increase our betting payouts. Match Espanyol vs Barcelona will be a true ticket booster game and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Espanyol have lost their last 3 matches in La Liga and they are absolute underdogs against Barca. They have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches. On the other side Barcelona are undefeated in 35 of their last 38 matches. Barca have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches and they are eager to hammer Espanyol Tonight.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Espanyol vs Barcelona Prediction: Barca to win. We expect from Barcelona to score at least three goals and our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. But, also we expect from both sides to score and it is a bet with higher odd. So you can try to win more cash with bet on Barca to win and both to score or with risky bet on correct score 1-4. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.