Espanyol vs Barcelona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: RCDE Stadium

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Espanyol vs Barcelona Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

The first major Catalan derby of the campaign witnesses Espanyol looking to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat, but they take on a Barcelona outfit that has been shaky in recent weeks. Even though Ernesto Valverde’s men have picked up three consecutive victories, the team has only picked up four victories from the last eight matches on the road. Barcelona are also winless in the last two trips to the RCDE Stadium. The attractive choice for this match will be to back a draw, as a Barcelona victory is not at a great price.

Lionel Messi was rested for the midweek match in the Copa del Rey. He has churned out impressive performances since coming back from injury well ahead of schedule. Even though he has been unable to score in two out of the last four matches, the Argentine has been unable to score only three times in his last nine league appearances against Espanyol. I would back Messi to score anytime.

Draw – 10/3

Lionel Messi to score anytime – 4/7

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
L A

14-01-2019

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

17-01-2019

Copa del Rey

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

21-01-2019

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

24-01-2019

Copa del Rey

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

27-01-2019

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

L A

30-01-2019

Copa del Rey

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

03-02-2019

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Primera Division

Rayo Vallecano Team Logo Rayo Vallecano

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

17-02-2019

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

22-02-2019

Primera Division

SD Huesca Team Logo SD Huesca

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W H

20-01-2019

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

23-01-2019

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

27-01-2019

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

30-01-2019

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 6 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

02-02-2019

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-02-2019

Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

10-02-2019

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2019

Primera Division

Real Valladolid Team Logo Real Valladolid

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-02-2019

Champions League Final Stage

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 vs Barcelona Sidelined Players

Espanyol
Barcelona
14 Malcom Injured
8 Arthur Injured
12 Rafinha Injured
20 Sergi Roberto Injured
23 Samuel Umtiti Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Diego Lopez 196 88
12 RB Didac Vila 184 74
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
16 LB Javi Lopez 179 74
6 CD Oscar Duarte 186 81
4 RM Victor Sanchez 175 73
14 AM Oscar Melendo 167 63
21 CM Marc Roca 184 74
10 CM Sergi Darder 180 67
17 LM Hernan Perez 180 71
7 CF Borja Iglesias 187 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
15 CD Clement Lenglet 186 81
3 CD Gerard Pique 194 85
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
2 LB Nelson Semedo 180 69
22 CM Arturo Vidal 181 75
5 CM Sergio Busquets 189 78
4 CM Ivan Rakitic 184 78
10 LF Lionel Messi 170 72
9 CF Luis Suarez 182 85
11 RF Ousmane Dembele 178 70