Espanyol vs Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 19:00 Hrs

Venue: RCDE Stadium

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Espanyol vs Real Madrid Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Espanyol failed to win for a managed a seventh consecutive game after being involved in a goalless draw with Deportivo La Coruna. The Catalan outfit were lucky to come away with a point, as Clarence Seedorf’s men had several excellent chances; Fede Cartabia and Florin Andone hit the woodwork, while Lucas Perez missed a penalty in the second half. Real Madrid managed a fifth consecutive win after beating Deportivo Alaves 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock just before half-time, and Zinedine Zidane’s team steamed forward with further goals from Gareth Bale, Ronaldo, and Karim Benzema in the second half.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Espanyol had a game to forget after the mediocre performance against Deportivo La Coruna, but the Catalan outfit have done well in front of goal – especially at the RCDE Stadium. In the last seven matches at this ground, Espanyol have been unable to score only once. Madrid may come on the back of a first clean sheet in nine, but Alaves had more than enough chances to score. Despite a pretty terrible scoring record against Real Madrid in recent times, I would back both teams to score. Madrid have been able to win at both halves in the last five meetings with Espanyol. Even though Flores has seen his team keep a decent record at home with only four league defeats, I can see Madrid winning at half-time and full-time with the form and quality at the disposal.

Both teams to score – 4/6

Real Madrid winning at half-time and full-time – 11/10

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

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Real Madrid

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

Real Madrid have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 10 games against Espanyol

AVG Goals

2.4

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

8

Draw

1

Lost

1
W A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

UE Olot Team Logo UE Olot

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

26-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Richmond Kickers Team Logo Richmond Kickers

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Cincinnati

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Gimnastic Team Logo Gimnastic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-08-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-09-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo Deportivo Alaves

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

16-09-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Real Madrid Form Guide

Real Madrid Team Logo

Real Madrid

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
L A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Champions Cup

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

08-08-2018

Champions Cup

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

15-08-2018

UEFA Super Cup

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

26-08-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

01-09-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

15-09-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. G

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Espanyol Preview

Espanyol have been unable to shake off the poor form that has been affecting the club for the last few months. As a result, the Catalan outfit find themselves just two places above the drop zone. The possibility of being sucked into a relegation battle is quite high, even if Espanyol have a nine-point advantage over the likes of Las Palmas. In the last six matches alone, Las Palmas have managed twice the number of points (8) as Espanyol. Gerard Moreno is the significant goal threat for Espanyol and the lack of goals has been a factor that has led down the team in recent weeks. Moreno has 10 goals in this 2017-18 La Liga campaign.

Espanyol Team News

Adrian Lopez (meniscus) and Jairo Morilla (Achilles tendon) are the names unavailable for Flores.

Real Madrid Preview

Real Madrid are certainly back to the best and the win over Deportivo Alaves was a reflection of the same. However, Zidane will be aware that his team has a long way to go before being branded as impeccable, as Alaves were given plenty of chances to score in the recent game. Defensive lapses have now assumed a big priority for Madrid now that the forward line-up is back to its best. The ‘BBC’ trio scored during the weekend and look to be back to their best. Cristiano Ronaldo is now up to 14 league goals for the campaign.

Real Madrid Team News

Jesus Vallejo (thigh), Marco Asensio (tooth), Luka Modric (hamstring), Marcelo (hamstring), and Toni Kroos (knee) are the players missing from action for Zidane.

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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

Real Madrid Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.5

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 Real Madrid Sidelined Players

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