This evening at 21:45 EEST there will be the Catalan derby between Espanyol vs Barcelona, the two will meet on “Estadi Cornellà-El Prat” and I anticipate a match where guests will win.
Espanyol, although it is the home team and has the advantage of own land, today starts with the second chance at the bookmakers, which does not surprise anyone, yet they will face the La Liga leader.
“White-blue” are making a decent season, currently occupying the 9th place, being eight points in from the the European area. Quique Sanchez Flores team has gained 50 points in the 34 stages so far, scoring 13 victories and 11 draws, suffering 10 defeats, scoring 45 goals, receiving 44.
The last two stages were not a good for Espanyol, losing at home with Atletico Madrid, then with Sporting Gijon in an away match.
Barcelona on the other hand does not need a presentation, being one of Europe’s most valuable teams, today being seen as a favorite by betting agencies, as it was normal.
The “blaugrana” is first in La Liga, thanks to Real Madrid’s success, but it should be mentioned that it is a tie with the Madrid team, which also has a less played match. The team coached by Luis Enrique impresses in the offensive in this championship edition marking scoring 101 goals, averaging about three goals per game in the last three stages marking not less than 13 goals, seven of them in the last match against Osasuna.
It should be noted, however, that Barcelona receives goals quite easy, especially in the away game, in the last ten games played outside its own field received 17 goals.
Espanyol vs Barcelona : Probable Teams
ESPANYOL : Diego Lopez – Martin, David Lopez, Reyes, Javi Lopez – Piatti, Sanchez, Fuego, Jurado – Caicedo, Moreno
BARCELONA : Ter Stegen – Alba, Umtiti, Pique, Roberto – Gomes, Busquets, Rakitic – Neymar, Suarez, Messi
Espanyol scored only three goals in the last 12 defeats with Barcelona, but with 11 times more received, that’s why tonight I expect Luis Enrique’s team, which is in great shape, to win.
Espanyol vs Barcelona Betting Tip : Away Win And Over 2.5 Goals = WON