Real Madrid vs Espanyol
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid).
Real Madrid are furiously chasing Barcelona for the top spot in the league, and they will try their best this Saturday as well to post the three points on the board.
Considering the form the Los Blancos are currently in, their home advantage, and the struggles of the visiting Espanyol squad (currently placed 19th in the table) – a victory does look likely for Zinedine Zidane’s men.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Espanyol lost at home, 2-4.
- 13 of the previous 14 matches ended in wins for the Los Blancos.
- Six of the former eight matches saw Espanyol failing to score.
- The preceding 19 match-ups at this venue ended in 17 wins, and two draws.
- Since 1999, not a single time have Espanyol won at this stadium.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction
Real Madrid were on the road the last match-day against Alaves and were on course to share the spoils with the hosts. The scoreline was 1-1 at 65 minutes. However, Dani Carvajal found the back of the net for the 13-time European champions to secure the three points, and keep the pressure on toppers Barcelona.
Espanyol wasted a great opportunity for a win last game week. They were at home, locking horns with the newly-promoted Osasuna. To further help them, the hosts had a lead of 1-0 at half-time, and in the 52nd minute, the guests were reduced to ten on the pitch due to a red card. Despite all these, Osasuna found a way to win the game 2-4.
This Sunday, take into account the stature of both teams. On one side we have one of the best teams in Europe, filled with extraordinary talents, while on the opposite side we have a team that will probably be relegated at the end of the season.
Consider the fact that the Madrid outfit have lost just once this league campaign, and are unbeaten in their last eight fixtures. They had also managed to win six of these match-ups as well. Going on, at home, they are invincible in their last eleven appearances and had scored two or more goals in eight of their former nine such games.
In the meantime, Espanyol are winless in their last four overall fixtures, and in their preceding three on the road. They had also conceded twice or more in all three of these.
Most importantly, the Royal Whites won 13 of their previous 14 encounters against this opponent, and 17 of their former 19 at this venue. In fact, since 1999, Espanyol do not have a single win at this venue, and they have not scored a goal here in nine of their preceding eleven trips to this stadium.
Considering these factors, rightfully anticipate a comfortable win for Real Madrid this weekend.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Real Madrid to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Real Madrid to Score in Both Halves @ 1.75 (3/4).