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Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction & Betting tips
Real – Espanyol, as sixth and twelfth, both clubs fell short of expectations on the first six matches. In Real Madrid, however, the goal is, of course, championship, with the presumed biggest rival, FC Barcelona, as a top rider already seven points. Espanyol Barcelona, meanwhile, has the hope of Europe despite the big competition, but must score better than eight points from six games.
Already 175 times were both clubs so far opposed. With 103 wins, Real has a clear better record and lost only 38 games against Espanyol on 34 draws. In Madrid the statistics with 67 home wins with 15 draws and only four victories Espanyols reads much clearer.
Real Madrid :
Real Madrid have already won the first two titles in the new season after only a few weeks. In the UEFA Super Cup, the Royal side went 2-1 against Manchester United and in the Spanish Supercopa there were remarkable two wins against FC Barcelona (3-1 away and 2-0 at home). Real was also in the Primera Division with a 2-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna, but against Valencia (2-2) and UD Levante (1: 1) two disappointing draws in their own stadium. In the Champions League, Real beat APOEL Nikosia (3-0), but they also won 3-1 at Real Sociedad San Sebastian, but they were betting on a 1-0 lead against Betis Sevilla, first game without their own goal after 73 games the next disappointment before their own audience. At Deportivo Alaves, the team of coach Zinedine Zidane did not fare well, but they won 2: 1, before the 3: 1 in the Königsklasse with Borussia Dortmund finally again a strong performance succeeded.
Theo Hernandez, Marcelo, Mateo Kovacic and Karim Benzema will probably be back again. It is also possible that the slightly damaged Gareth Bale is spared.
Provisional lineup: Navas – Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Nacho – Casemiro – Modric, Kroos – Isco – Cristiano Ronaldo, Asensio
At the end of the pre-season, Espanyol skied Barcelona eighth in the international squares, but now they want to do better. After an overall neat preparation, in which only the last of six test matches against the SSC Naples were lost with 0: 2, the Catalans however a failure started. The 1: 1 win at FC Sevilla was still a positive result, but then the team of coach Quique Flores lost first at home with 0: 1 against Leganes and then in the derby at FC Barcelona clear with 0: 5. After these two defeats, the home side’s 2-1 home defeat against Celta Vigo, which followed a respectable 0-0 draw at FC Villarreal, was crucial. And this point on the other hand, Espanyol finished with a clear 4-1 win over Deportivo La Coruna last weekend.
After the victory over La Coruna is not unlikely to start the same elf again. Alvaro Vazquez, Óscar Duarte, Javi Lopez and Adrian Lopez are still injured.
Provisional lineup: Pau Lopez – Victor Sanchez, David Lopez, Hermoso, Aaron Martin – Baptistao, Diop, Darder, Piatti – Jurado, Gerard
Real Madrid vs Espanyol head to head matches
18.02.17 LL Real Madrid Espanyol 2 : 0
18.09.16 LL Espanyol Real Madrid 0 : 2
31.01.16 LL Real Madrid Espanyol 6 : 0
12.09.15 LL Espanyol Real Madrid 0 : 6
17.05.15 LL Espanyol Real Madrid 1 : 4