Barcelona vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Barcelona have been very convincing ahead of the International break and we’ve seen them outclass Rayo Vallecano, Lyon in Champions League, and Real Betis in a couple of high-scoring contests. Indeed, they’ve netted 12 goals in the process and although they’ve conceded on all of the occasions, Ernesto Valverde has few regrets for sure. Blaugrana haven’t been unbeatable at Camp Nou but have felt really impressive over the last couple of weeks, which has many believing they’re marching for another title.
Espanyol, on the other hand, come into the city derby amid a more unpredictable spell of form and looking for an upset – which they’ve been no strangers in head-to-head clashes. However, Rubi’s men now come into the game with a narrow yet disappointing loss to Sevilla and have a lot on their mind, seeing mainly their woes on the road deny them a chance to make it to the upper part of the table.
Barcelona vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
Barcelona have bagged a 0-4 win over the rivals this term, with goals from Messi, Dembele, and Suarez.
Blaugrana have also bagged three wins in five head-to-head clashes, including a Supercopa de Catalunya win on penalties in March 2018.
Espanyol last snatched a league win at Camp Nou in 2009, when goals from Ivan De la Pena proved enough for an upset.
We’ve seen two or fewer goals in four of the sides clashes prior to this term’s contest at RCDE Stadium.
Barcelona vs Espanyol: Prediction
We have seen Espanyol far from convincing in the final third and we now hope to see Barcelona capitalize on such performances on their rivals’ end, as we go for a Home win to Nil at 2.10 – which would be their fourth such win in six head-to-head clashes against the city rivals.
Indeed, Barcelona haven’t been rock-solid at the back but we feel Derby Barceloni will be a different occasion altogether. We still don’t see them making this into a very one-sided contest with many goals and with that in mind, we’re now also sticking our necks out for a low-scoring clash and Under 2.5 Goals FT at 3.50 – which has caught the eye of many in the know hoping for a narrow contest at Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
Barcelona to win to Nil @ 2.10 (11/10)
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 3.50 (5/2).