Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The last match of Sunday is between Real Madrid and Espanyol. This match will most likely define the look of the table. If the team from Madrid wins at their magnificent Santiago Bernabéu Stadium they will most likely enter the top four group while a defeat would put Espanyol one step closer to the relegation zone. One thing is sure, both teams will give their best.
Real Madrid come into the game after managing a comfortable 3-1 win over bottom club Osasuna. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring after 24 minutes, but Osasuna were able to level the score through a Sergio Leon goal in the 33rd minute. Second-half goals from Isco and Lucas Vázquez secured a win for Zinedine Zidane’s team. Real have not had the great season opening as they might have hoped. Last week’s win was just their second in the league. They are improving their form and have shown that this week in UEFA Champions League match against Dortmund where they won 1-3 away. They are placed sixth and have a goal difference of +5, well behind the standards their fans are used to.
Espanyol has had a three-game unbeaten streak, as they have won two and drawn one game. Last week they defeated Deportivo La Coruna in an exciting match. The final score was 4-1 for Espanyol. Although they are placed twelveth at the table and despite having a three games unbeaten streak their goal difference is negative. They have conceded two goals more than they have scored.
When it comes to duels between these two teams, Real have had more success. Real Madrid have won the last ten matches they played. In those ten matches, Espanyol managed to score just two goals. Judging by their history, their current forms alongside with Espanyol’s weak attack it is unlikely that Real will drop points in this game. They are the absolute favorite.
Real Madrid have several missing players for the match against Espanyol. Karim Benzema, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo are injured and they will not play on Sunday at Santiago Bernabeu. Theo Hernández, Gareth Bale and Jesús Vallejo are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
On the other side Espanyol do not have many missing players for the match against Madridians. Óscar Duarte is injured and he can' play here. Javi López is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Real Madrid: Navas; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Carvajal; Modric, Kroos, Isco; Asensio; Ronaldo, Vazquez
Espanyol: Lopez; Sanchez, Hermoso, Lopez, Martin; Jurado, Darder, Fuego, Piatti; Moreno, Baptistao
Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction
Another one ticket booster game on Sunday night in La Liga when Real Madrid takes on Espanyol. The hosts are absolute favorites to win all three points here and all expect a comfortable win for them. Real Madrid like to play offensive football and have scored at least 2 goals in 19 of their last 22 matches. They have fantastic records in past meetings with Espanyol and usually have scored at least two goals per match at Santiago Bernabeu. On the other side Espanyol play solid football this season, but they must be underdogs here.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction: Real Madrid to win. We expect from the Madridians to score at least three goals and our risky bet goes on correct score 4-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.