Barcelona vs Espanyol
2017/18 Spanish LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 9th September 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Camp Nou.
The day will be closed with the Catalan derby as Barcelona and Espanyol are set to take on each other in the third round of Primera Division at Camp Nou.
Ernesto Valverde clinched two wins with the same 2-0 scoreline in opening rounds against Real Betis and Deportivo Alaves.
Blaugrana thus managed to bounce back after quite a turbulent period featuring Neymar’s departure and two tough defeats to arch-rivals Real Madrid in Super Cup.
The good news is the arrival of talented winger Ousmane Dembele who is about to make his debut this Saturday against Espanyol.
Quique Sanchez Flores has huge troubles with his team’s efficiency in the final third at the start of the new season.
Periquitos showed a decent display on the opening day when they held Sevilla to a 1-1 draw at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, but they ruined it all with a poor performance in the home loss to Leganes at RCDE Stadium.
Barcelona vs Espanyol: Head to head
Barca have won sex derbies on the bounce. Five of them were by at least two goals and four of them by at least three goals margin.
This best proved the domination Blaugrana had over Espanyol in the most recent period.
Barcelona vs Espanyol: Predictions
Given Espanyol’s poor display against Leganes, we can expect the head to head trend to be continued this Saturday as Barcelona come into the match as massive favourites.
The hosts will thus a nice chance to keep their net untouched for the third consecutive time in this season.
This makes Barcelona to win to nil a stand-out bet at the odds of 4/5.
Barcelona vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
The main bet is Barcelona to win to nil at the odds of 4/5 @ Betfred.
We will also go with Barcelona -2.5 handicap at the odds of 21/20 @ Boyle.