Real Madrid vs Espanyol
Date: 1st October 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid finally managed to return to the winning ways last weekend when they saw off the rock-bottomed Deportivo Alaves side 1-2 on the road.
Los Blancos are, however, yet to pick up the victory on the home court in this term of Primera Division (draws with Valencia and Levante and the loss to Real Betis) and Zinedine Zidane’s side will be under a heavy pressure to collect three points against Espanyol in the last game of the day on Sunday evening.
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo were inspired on Tuesday evening which saw Real Madrid’s comfortable away victory at Borussia Dortmund (1-3) in the second round of Champions League.
The Portuguese superstar will play his first league match of the campaign at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday and we expect him to be super motivated to lead his side towards a comfortable victory.
The reigning champions will have to be extra careful at the back since Espanyol notched four goals in the last weekend’s drubbing of Deportivo La Coruna on the home pitch.
Periquitos are on a positive run of two wins and a draw in last three league outings, but it is clear that Quique Sanchez Flores and his men will have a very tough task maintaining the fine form in the seventh round of the competition.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Head to head
Real Madrid have been more than dominant in the most recent history of H2H meetings with Espanyol against whom they have picked up ten consecutive victories.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Prediction
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will likely produce a show in front of their fans and we can expect a high-scoring affair on Sunday evening.
The main bet will be Real Madrid to win by three or more goals at the odds of 17/20.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Bets
The first pick is Real Madrid -2.5 handicap at 17/20 @ 888 Sport.
The alternative bet would be Cristiano Ronaldo to score two or more goals at the odds of 20/21 @ 888 Sport.