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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:

August 18, 2017
Leganés 19:15 Deportivo Alavés
Valencia 21:15 Las Palmas
August 19, 2017
Celta de Vigo 17:15 Real Sociedad
Girona 19:15 Atlético de Madrid
Sevilla 21:15 Espanyol
August 20, 2017
Athletic Bilbao 17:15 Getafe
Barcelona 19:15 Real Betis
Deportivo De La Coruña 21:15 Real Madrid
August 21, 2017
Levante 19:15 Villarreal
Málaga 21:00 Eibar
August 25, 2017
Real Sociedad 19:15 Villarreal
Real Betis 21:00 Celta de Vigo
August 26, 2017
Deportivo Alavés 17:15 Barcelona
Girona 19:15 Málaga
Levante 19:15 Deportivo De La Coruña
Las Palmas 21:15 Atlético de Madrid
August 27, 2017
Eibar 17:15 Athletic Bilbao
Espanyol 17:15 Leganés
Getafe 19:15 Sevilla
Real Madrid 21:15 Valencia

Spanish Primera Table

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

Spanish Primera Results

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