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 Espanyol vs Barcelona

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – RCDE Stadium

Date: 29th April 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

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Espanyol host a very high flying Barcelona side in the Catalan derby with plans to blow the La Liga title race even more wide open than it already is.

Espanyol have had a good season except for their recent results.

They are currently 9th in La Liga standings after collecting 50 points from 34 games.

They trail 8th placed Eibar by goal difference but have played a game more.

Their recent stats shows that they have won only 1 of their last 3 games, and are currently without a win in 2 attempts.

Overall, they have won 3 of their last 6 games.

Their home form has been good except for their last match where they lost 0-1 to Atletico Madrid.

Prior to that loss, they won 4 straight home games.

Top of the table Barcelona will consider this game the most important Catalan derby in recent times.

They will have to win all their remaining games if they hope to win the league.

They are currently on a good run of form after winning their last 3 league games, including victory away in the El Classico.

They have lost 2 of their last 5 away games, and they have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 3 league matches.

Winning at Madrid has definitely given them a major boost.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Espanyol last 5 matches (most recent first):
25/04/17 (a)Sporting Gijón 1-1 D
22/04/17 (h)Atlético Madrid 0-1 L
16/04/17 (a)Leganés 0-1 W
08/04/17 (h)Alavés 1-0 W
04/04/17 (a)Athletic Bilbao 2-0 L
 
Barcelona last 5 matches (most recent first):
26/04/17 (h)Osasuna 7-1 W
23/04/17 (a)Real Madrid 2-3 W
19/04/17 (h)Juventus 0-0 D
15/04/17 (h)Real Sociedad 3-2 W
11/04/17 (a)Juventus 3-0 L

Last time they met: Barcelona 4-1 Espanyol

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera:

November 24, 2017
Celta de Vigo 21:00 Leganés
November 25, 2017
Deportivo Alavés 13:00 Eibar
Real Madrid 16:15 Málaga
Real Betis 18:30 Girona
Levante 20:45 Atlético de Madrid
November 26, 2017
Deportivo De La Coruña 12:00 Athletic Bilbao
Real Sociedad 16:15 Las Palmas
Villarreal 18:30 Sevilla
Valencia 20:45 Barcelona
November 27, 2017
Espanyol 21:00 Getafe
December 1, 2017
Málaga 21:00 Levante
December 2, 2017
Barcelona 13:00 Celta de Vigo
Atlético de Madrid 16:15 Real Sociedad
Sevilla 18:30 Deportivo De La Coruña
Athletic Bilbao 20:45 Real Madrid
December 3, 2017
Leganés 12:00 Villarreal
Getafe 16:15 Valencia
Eibar 18:30 Espanyol
Las Palmas 20:45 Real Betis
December 4, 2017
Girona 21:00 Deportivo Alavés

Spanish Primera Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Barcelona 12 11 1 0 33 4 +29 34
2 Valencia 12 9 3 0 32 11 +21 30
3 Real Madrid 12 7 3 2 22 9 +13 24
4 Atlético de Madrid 12 6 6 0 16 6 +10 24
5 Sevilla 12 7 1 4 14 12 +2 22
6 Villarreal 12 6 3 3 19 12 +7 21
7 Real Sociedad 12 5 3 4 25 22 +3 18
8 Leganés 12 5 2 5 9 11 -2 17
9 Real Betis 12 5 2 5 21 25 -4 17
10 Getafe 12 4 4 4 19 14 +5 16
11 Girona 12 4 4 4 14 17 -3 16
12 Levante 12 3 6 3 14 15 -1 15
13 Celta de Vigo 12 4 2 6 23 19 +4 14
14 Espanyol 12 3 4 5 9 15 -6 13
15 Athletic Bilbao 12 3 3 6 12 16 -4 12
16 Deportivo De La Coruña 12 3 2 7 15 23 -8 11
17 Eibar 12 3 2 7 11 25 -14 11
18 Málaga 12 2 1 9 9 25 -16 7
19 Deportivo Alavés 12 2 0 10 6 20 -14 6
20 Las Palmas 12 2 0 10 8 30 -22 6

Spanish Primera Results

November 20, 2017
Eibar 5 - 0 Real Betis
November 19, 2017
Athletic Bilbao 1 - 1 Villarreal
Las Palmas 0 - 2 Levante
Espanyol 0 - 2 Valencia
Málaga 3 - 2 Deportivo De La Coruña
November 18, 2017
Atlético de Madrid 0 - 0 Real Madrid
Sevilla 2 - 1 Celta de Vigo
Leganés 0 - 3 Barcelona
Getafe 4 - 1 Deportivo Alavés
November 17, 2017
Girona 1 - 1 Real Sociedad
November 5, 2017
Real Madrid 3 - 0 Las Palmas
Villarreal 2 - 0 Málaga
Real Sociedad 3 - 1 Eibar
Celta de Vigo 3 - 1 Athletic Bilbao
Levante 1 - 2 Girona
November 4, 2017
Barcelona 2 - 1 Sevilla
Deportivo Alavés 1 - 0 Espanyol
Deportivo De La Coruña 0 - 1 Atlético de Madrid
Valencia 3 - 0 Leganés
November 3, 2017
Real Betis 2 - 2 Getafe

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