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Espanyol vs Barcelona Prediction & Betting tips
Derbies are the salt in the soup in club football. At the weekend, fans across Europe will enjoy these derbies. While the London City duels in the Premier League or the Turkish duels of the Istanbul clubs are almost on the agenda of the many clubs from the capital, this is a little different in the other countries. In Germany, the game of the year is always the district derby between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund, which will be held on Saturday. In Spain, the match between the top clubs from Barcelona takes place on the same evening. Espanyol receives FC Barcelona. The whole of Catalonia is looking forward to the meeting, which will be held late at 20:45. The underdog is well worth the odds, as the hosts are a real power at home. Messi and Co., however, are a different house number than the last opponents. So, between Espanyol Barcelona and FC Barcelona, we do not dare to touch on the underdog.
21 points and eighth in the table. Espanyol Barcelona can be satisfied with the current yield in the current season. The international grid positions are still within reach, even if there were last three consecutive defeats for the Catalans. During the week could be fueled in the cup by a 1-0 against FC Cadiz at least a little confidence again. This success was the eighth home win in the last nine games. Espanyol is so incredibly strong home and is therefore looking forward to the duel with the “big brother”. The two previous encounters with Barca in 2018 also give the home fans hope. In the Copa del Rey Espanyol won 1-0 in January, a short time later there was a 1-1 draw in the league. Nine of their last ten games at home ended up with less than three goals against Messi and Co., which shows that the Underdog can always make the match very open. We think that this will be the case on Saturday as well and we find Barcelona vs Barcelona.
After three competitive games without a win, Barca was longing for the return of his injured superstar Lionel Messi. The “Flo” came, saw and won – as we know it from him. In the premier class he was with his leading goal in Eindhoven the can opener to 2: 1 away win. Last weekend in the league it was his dreamlike substitute Carles Alena, who decided the duel with Villareal. In the second leg of the Copa del Rey, the Argentine was spared during the week. His team-mates drove against Leonesa a safe 4: 1 victory and allowed to compete after the three successes with a broad chest for city derby against Espanyol. Simply this task is not just because of the look on the past years not. Overall, Barca has a few problems last time to show his usual playful dominance on the pitch. Almost completely regularly in the games of the Catalans fall once more and once less than 2.5 goals. The regular shooting festivals are currently a thing of the past. If the rhythm continues, then after the 4: 1 against Leonesa again a scoreless game would be ahead, which coincides with our prediction completely.
Espanyol vs Barcelona head to head matches
07.03.18 CF Barcelona Espanyol 1 : 0 (0 : 0)
04.02.18 LL Espanyol Barcelona 1 : 1
25.01.18 CDR Barcelona Espanyol 2 : 0
17.01.18 CDR Espanyol Barcelona 1 : 0
09.09.17 LL Barcelona Espanyol 5 : 0