Barcelona vs Espanyol Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Barcelona vs Espanyol Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Barcelona were able to survive a few initial scares to register a 2-0 win over Deportivo Alaves. The push from the home team for the opening goal coupled with Lionel Messi’s missed penalty in the 39th minute appeared to give more hope for Alaves. However, second-half goals from Messi – in the 55th and 66th minute – guided Barcelona to a comfortable win. Espanyol are winless in the opening two rounds of the La Liga 2017-18 campaign. The latest disappointment for the club was a home defeat at the hands of Leganes. Martin Mantovani scored in the 28th minute, while Espanyol were unable to change the outcome of the game despite numerous chances. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

A match against local rivals Barcelona has not always been joyous for Espanyol, as the team has suffered defeats in the last five games. Interestingly, Espanyol have failed to score only once in the last five competitive visits to the Camp Nou. Espanyol have scored just one league goal this season and Barcelona are yet to concede in the two league games, both teams have witnessed situations to break this statistic. I would bet on both teams to score.

Lionel Messi has 15 goals in 21 league appearances against Espanyol. He has failed to score only twice in the last seven league appearances against this opponent. In the absence of Suarez and Neymar, Lionel Messi stepped up to the plate in the win over Deportivo Alaves. After scoring his first goals of the season, Messi will feel less pressure on his shoulders. He has scored the opening goal for Barcelona in two of the last five games against Espanyol. I would bet on Messi to score 1st in the game.

Both teams to score – 1/1

Lionel Messi to score first in the game – 2/1

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 10 games against Espanyol

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Barcelona

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 5 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Mamelodi Sundowns FC Team Logo Mamelodi Sundowns FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Barcelona Preview

Manager Ernesto Valverde will be able to field summer signing Ousmane Dembele, who could end up costing Barcelona around €140 million depending on his performances. He is the high profile replacement for Neymar. Yet, Barcelona were able to achieve back-to-back wins even without the assistance of the new signing, as icon Lionel Messi continues to dictate the play. Barcelona, though, have not been scoring at the same pace as before. Messi has quickly put himself on the top of the Barcelona’s 2017 goal scorers with two goals this season.

Barcelona Team News

Ivan Rakitic (hamstring) is the only doubt for Barcelona coming into the game.

Espanyol Preview

The start of the season has been difficult for Espanyol, who face a difficult match against rivals Barcelona in this upcoming match. Manager Quique Flores, though, has seen his team go through a difficult spell in front of goal. Even though Espanyol had multiple opportunities in the last match against Levante, the lack of accuracy or clinical finishing skills let down the team. Espanyol had a decent away record last season with seven wins in 19. Leo Baptistao has scored the club’s only goal of the season.

Espanyol Team News

Victor Sanchez (calf), Alvaro Vasquez (shoulder), Adrian Lopez (meniscus), Javi Lopez (hamstring), and Oscar Gaitan (cruciate ligament) are the injury worries for Espanyol.

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona vs Espanyol Sidelined Players

Barcelona
12 Rafinha Injured
7 Arda Turan Injured
Espanyol
6 Oscar Duarte Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
2 LB Nelson Semedo 180 69
3 CD Gerard Pique 193 85
23 CD Samuel Umtiti 180 75
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
5 CM Sergio Busquets 189 76
8 CM Andres Iniesta 171 68
4 CM Ivan Rakitic 184 78
9 CF Luis Suarez 182 85
10 LF Lionel Messi 170 72
16 RF Gerard Deulofeu 171 68
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Pau Lopez 189 77
4 LB Victor Sanchez Mata 175 73
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
3 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
22 CD Mario Hermoso 181 -
25 CM Sergi Darder 180 67
20 CM Pape Kouli Diop 180 77
18 CM Javi Fuego 181 74
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75
11 LF Leo Baptistao 181 71
19 RF Pablo Piatti 163 63