Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction & Match Preview

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Spanish LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in Spanish La Liga on Saturday, 11 March 2023.

Defending champions Real Madrid are currently trailing nine points below arch-rivals and toppers Barcelona. The Los Blancos cannot drop another point if they hope to retain their title.

And this is not at all good news for Espanyol, who are taking a trip to the Santiago Bernabeu. Not only are they inconsistent lately, but they have been a mess on the road for quite a long time.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Head-to-head stats

The reverse fixture ended in a 1-3 win for the Royal Whites, and they are also on a two-game winning stretch. In fact, they won 17 of the past 19 encounters between the two teams.

Moreover, at this venue, the hosts won 21 of the past 13 clashes, with the other two games ending as draws.

Who will win the match between Real Madrid vs Espanyol?

Carlo Ancelotti’s men are defending champions, and they are still the best in the Spanish top flight – save for Barcelona. Moreover, they have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years, and particularly so at this venue.

In addition, Espanyol lost three of their past four road trips, and they managed to win just five games on the road in the past 13 months.

It certainly looks like the hosts are about to deliver a winning performance this weekend.

How many goals can be expected?

The Los Blancos scored the most number of goals in the competition, and they slotted in 62 goals from the last 21 h2h clashes at this venue. Meanwhile, Espanyol were able to register just three clean sheets on the road in league games in the past 13-month period.

It looks like goals are coming in plenty this Saturday.

Will Both Teams Score in the match?

Espanyol failed to find the back of the net in their last seven visits to the Bernabeu, and with Real Madrid determined to go after Barcelona for the title, chances are low for the guests to find the back of the net.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction

Ancelotti’s men are the reigning champions of the competition, and they are desperate to catch arch-rivals Barcelona in the title-race. It helps their cause that they have a frighteningly dominant h2h record against this rival over the years – particularly at home.

At the same time, Espanyol were able to register just five wins on the road since February of 2022.

As such, a -1.5 Asian Handicap on Real Madrid would be a great pick at 1.83 odd.

On that same note, the Los Blancos scored the most number of goals in the La Liga, and they also always scored in plenty against this rival in h2h clashes.

As a matter of fact, the Royal Whites scored 62 goals from their past 21 h2h meetings at this ground.

Likely, the Over 2.5 Match Goals looks quite promising at 1.67 odd.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tips

  • Real Madrid -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.83
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67.