Espanyol vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Espanyol vs Real Madrid in La Liga.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Friends because of common enemies – Espanyol and Real Madrid come fact-to-face in La Liga. This Espanyol vs Real Madrid fixture will be played at the RCDE Stadium on Tuesday, February 27. Will the bonhomie continue with another easy win for the visitors? Check out our Espanyol vs Real Madrid prediction and betting tips before place your bet.
The hosts come into this Espanyol vs Real Madrid fixture on the back of seven-match winless run (D5, L2). That leaves them with just one win in 2018 and are 15th in the league table after 25 games (28 pts, W6, D10, L9). That, however, gives them a nine-point cushion over the relegation zone, although it won’t look huge if they don’t start picking up wins. It is surprising to see that their run of four draws, ahead of this game, started with the Catalan derby at home. Their home form has given them five of their six wins and should keep them going. However, even at home, they have been facing some recent hiccups as their last four games have seen them win none (D3, L1). Can they improve their form in this game?
After an indifferent form in the middle of their season, Real Madrid found some life in the recent matches and are on a four-match winning streak coming into this Espanyol vs Real Madrid fixture. The swagger in the side isn’t back, but Madrid are third in the league after 25 games (51 pts, W15, D6, L4). That puts them way behind leaders Barcelona – 14 points to be precise – while the gap with city rivals Atletico is seven points. A win against familiar opponent Espanyol would help bridge that gap and keep up the momentum. That they have lost only once on the road in the league this season is positive and are on a seven-match unbeaten streak coming into this match (D4, W3). They are also in a good scoring spree, having notched up 30 goals in their last seven league matches (Avg. of 4.29 per game).
Espanyol vs Real Madrid H2H
Real have a strangle hold on this fixture, having won their last five encounters to nil. They have also won on all their last five visitors to this stadium.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid Team News
Espanyol is set to have a full squad available for selection with midfielder Marc Roca set to come back from flu.
Real Madrid will continue to miss Toni Kroos, Marcelo, and Luka Modric. Asensio is expected to come back into action in this match.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid Probable Line-ups
Espanyol: Lopez (GK), Martin, Lopez, Hermoso, Sanchez, Piatti, C. Sanchez, Darder, Jurado, Moreno, Baptistao.
Real Madrid: Navas (GK), Hernandez, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Casemiro, Isco, Ceballos, Ronaldo, Benzema, Vasquez.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid betting tip
The sceptics have always seen Espanyol’s hatred for Barcelona behind the ease with which Madrid keep pushing it past their Catalan opponents. Will that be the case once again in this midweek fixture? The recent form of the two sides indicates that this might continue. We are backing a win for the visitors in this fixture and are aggressive on the prospects of a win to nil for Madrid.