LaLiga: Real Madrid vs Espanyol

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tip and Predictions. In the Round 23 in Spanish LaLiga, Real Madrid host Espanyol at Santiago Bernabeu. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Real Madrid vs Espanyol.

Real Madrid stand at the top of the table in LaLiga and they are one of the main candidate to win the title this season. They have one point more than their main rivals FC Barcelona, but team from Madrid have two matches less, so they are one a good way to lift the trophy in Spanish football league. Three days ago Real Madrid beat Napoli 3-1 in the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Champions League and made one big step to reach the next phase of that competition. As their manager Zinedine Zidane said before the start of the season, their main goal is to win the title is LaLiga, so that competition is very important for them and they want to take another three points against Espanyol. Home side have very good records against team from Barcelona in the last couple of years. In the last 9 games between Real Madrid vs Espanyol in all competitions, team from the capital of Spain beat them in all those matches. Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score against Napoli, but all other players are playing good, so this is very important for Real in the next period.

Espanyol stand at the middle of the table in LaLiga and their main goal is to finish the season in the Top 6 and play in the Europa League next season. They have only 4 points less than 6th Villarreal, so they are still in contention for the Europe place. The match against Real Madrid maybe is not the great chance to collect some point(s), but they have nothing to lose and they hope that can take one point. If they decide to play defensively from the beginning of the game it will be very hard for them to avoid defeat. Two important players Navarro and Baptistao are both injured, so that could be a big problem for visitors. However, they failed to beat Real at Santiago Bernabeu in this century, so it’s hard to expect away win on this game.

Team News

Home side miss injured Sergio Ramos and Danilo, while Gareth Bale is still out. Visitors will be without Navarro and Baptistao, while Diop, Lopez, Reyes and Sanchez are all doubtful.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Predicted Lineups

Real Madrid: Casilla, Varane, Pepe, Carvajal, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Morata.
Espanyol: Lopez, Duarte, Lopez, Reyes, Caricol, Diop, Fuego, Perez, Jurado, Reyes, Mpreno.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction

Home side is a big favorite to take another three points and every other result except home win would be a big surprise. Visitors have very good squad, but it will be hard for them to avoid defeat. I expect interesting match between Real Madrid vs Espanyol and believe that home side will finish the job in the first half-time.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tip: 1/1 @ 1.53 (Bet365)

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