Espanyol vs Barcelona Prediction & Match Preview

Espanyol vs Barcelona
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium.

The current toppers, and defending champions Barcelona take on the dead-last placed Espanyol this Saturday in the La Liga. By all means, we are in line for a monstrous performance from Barca at the RCDE Stadium.

Espanyol vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)

  • 29 of the previous 34 wins had gone to Barcelona.
  • The last time these two met, Barca won 2-0.
  • Espanyol have managed to score a total of just two goals from the previous eight match-ups.
  • 12 of the last 14 wins at this venue had gone to the guests.

Espanyol vs Barcelona Match Preview

Barca will want to begin their 2020 on the right note. They have had faced some serious challenges in the previous seasons, and many a times, they let go of all of their hard work with some careless and uninspired gameplay.

The team simply does have no option this time around to mess up. Fans expect glory at the end of the season, and for that they need to build some momentum right now.

A huge win in the first game of the year could do them a world of good.

Espanyol vs Barcelona Prediction

Espanyol had taken on the currently 19th placed Leganes the last match-day, and the former succumbed to a 2-0 loss on the road.

Meanwhile, Barcelona made light work of Alaves, as they cruised to a 4-1 victory at the Nou Camp.

At first sight itself, a favorite emerges to post the three points on the board. Barcelona are placed at the top of the table, while their opposite number are the 20th team in a league of 20 squads.

In addition, Espanyol have won the least number of games this season in the league, have scored the least, and have conceded the most number of goals.

Importantly, they hold a 100% winless record in front of the home crowd this campaign, and have let in a total of 20 goals in away matches. Keep note that the next worst is just 15.

On the other hand, the toppers Barcelona have scored the most number of goals at 47, while not even a single squad have yet touched the 35-goal mark. Yes, this stat includes the mighty Real Madrid too.

Moving on, Barca have shown clear dominance over the years in h2h clashes. They recorded 29 of the last 34 h2h wins, and have conceded a total of just two goals from the past eight meetings against this opponent.

Furthermore, at this venue, Barca registered 12 of the last 14 wins, and conceded a total of just two goals from their past nine visits.

Taking into account these overwhelming observations, it’s rightfully adjudged that Barcelona are expected to record a crushing win this Saturday over Espanyol.

Espanyol vs Barcelona Betting Tips

  • Barcelona to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Barcelona/ Barcelona @ 2.20 (6/5).

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