Espanyol vs Real Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 28 June 2020
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
With just 5 wins from their 31 league appearances so far, Espanyol has placed themselves at the ultimate bottom of the table with 44 points behind the table-toppers.
Real Madrid is back at the top of the table and they cannot afford any mistakes in the league for the rest of the contest.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid Match preview
Espanyol will host after a 1-0 loss on the road against Real Betis last time out in the league, which was their second consecutive loss in their overall schedule.
Even at home, Abelardo and his men haven’t been successful in the campaign. The host has won two of their 15 home matches until now but has only one loss within the recent five encounters.
Real Madrid is on a four-game winning streak in La Liga, following a 2-0 win at home in their last encounter in the schedule against the likes of Mallorca.
Prior to the lockdown, Los Blancos had a double loss in their away fixtures. But Zidane and his men are in a prime form now and are again favorites for the La Liga title this season.
The visitor is the best away side and arguably has the best defense in the mix.
Having lost only three of their 15 away games and had the bragging rights in their prior tour, the odds will favor Ramos and Co. in the clash.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has only one win in their last 26 meetings.
- Los Blancos is unbeaten in the recent three fixtures.
- Only one of their last ten clashes saw both teams score.
- Their prior encounter gave a 2-0 home win for Madrid.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid Prediction
The match is in the hands of the French Gaffer, considering his team’s reputation and his elite achievements throughout his career.
Los Blancos’s players Ferland Mendy and Luka Modric will miss the match because of suspension, but Zizou will not be concerned as he has a loaded bench in his dugout.
Espanyol lacks any form in both home and away matches in their schedule. It is unlikely for the bottom-dweller to test the table-toppers who are coming in hot at them.
The away win in full-time with 1.44 odds will be the best bet for the punters in the clash.
Since Vinicius Jr, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema are in excellent scoring form, the tip for over 1.5 goals by Real Madrid at the same odds will be a suitable option for the ninety minutes.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid Betting tips
Real Madrid to win @ 1.44 (4/9).
Over 1.5 goals by Real Madrid @ 1.44 (4/9).