Espanyol vs Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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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 8 out of their last 10 games played against Real Madrid

Real Madrid scored over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Real Madrid have conceeded only 3 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

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)

Real Madrid Form Guide

Real Madrid Team Logo

Real Madrid

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

01-05-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 6 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

26-05-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 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

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

2.4

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

Espanyol vs Real Madrid Sidelined Players

Espanyol
24 Sergio Sanchez Injured
Real Madrid
8 Toni Kroos Injured
12 Marcelo Injured
10 Luka Modric Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Diego Lopez 196 88
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
2 LB Marc Navarro 188 79
6 CD Oscar Duarte 186 81
3 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
19 RM Pablo Piatti 163 63
4 CM Victor Sanchez Mata 175 73
25 LM Sergi Darder 180 67
8 CM Carlos Sanchez 182 82
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75
9 CF Sergio Garcia 175 72
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Keylor Navas 185 80
4 CD Sergio Ramos 183 75
6 RB Nacho Fernandez 179 77
5 CD Raphael Varane 191 79
19 LB Achraf Hakimi 179 65
23 CDM Mateo Kovacic 178 78
18 CDM Marcos Llorente 180 69
22 CM Isco 176 74
20 CM Marco Asensio 182 76
17 CM Lucas Vazquez 173 70
11 CF Gareth Bale 183 74