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Espanyol vs Barcelona Preview

 Espanyol vs Barcelona

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – RCDE Stadium

Date: 29th April 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

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:

September 20, 2017
Athletic Bilbao 19:00 Atlético de Madrid
Leganés 19:00 Girona
Deportivo De La Coruña 20:00 Deportivo Alavés
Real Madrid 21:00 Real Betis
Sevilla 21:00 Las Palmas
September 21, 2017
Villarreal 19:00 Espanyol
Celta de Vigo 20:00 Getafe
Levante 21:00 Real Sociedad
September 23, 2017
Atlético de Madrid 12:00 Sevilla
Deportivo Alavés 15:15 Real Madrid
Málaga 17:30 Athletic Bilbao
Girona 19:45 Barcelona
September 24, 2017
Espanyol 11:00 Deportivo De La Coruña
Getafe 15:15 Villarreal
Eibar 17:30 Celta de Vigo
Las Palmas 17:30 Leganés
Real Sociedad 19:45 Valencia
September 25, 2017
Real Betis 20:00 Levante
September 29, 2017
Celta de Vigo 20:00 Girona

Spanish Primera Table

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

Spanish Primera Results

September 19, 2017
Barcelona 6 - 1 Eibar
Valencia 5 - 0 Málaga
September 18, 2017
Espanyol 2 - 1 Celta de Vigo
September 17, 2017
Real Sociedad 1 - 3 Real Madrid
Las Palmas 1 - 0 Athletic Bilbao
Girona 0 - 1 Sevilla
Deportivo Alavés 0 - 3 Villarreal
September 16, 2017
Atlético de Madrid 1 - 0 Málaga
Real Betis 2 - 1 Deportivo De La Coruña
Getafe 1 - 2 Barcelona
Levante 1 - 1 Valencia
September 15, 2017
Eibar 1 - 0 Leganés
September 11, 2017
Málaga 1 - 3 Las Palmas
September 10, 2017
Villarreal 3 - 1 Real Betis
Celta de Vigo 1 - 0 Deportivo Alavés
Athletic Bilbao 2 - 0 Girona
Deportivo De La Coruña 2 - 4 Real Sociedad

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