Real Madrid vs Espanyol Preview

Real Madrid vs Espanyol 

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Date: 1st October 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT


Real Madrid are heading into a new month without a win at home – something that no one saw coming when they were cruising last season as well as the start of this new season.

They have reason to be positive ahead of this game as Espanyol remain a team they can beat any day and their midweek Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund will have boosted their morale ahead of this match.

One cause of concern for Real Madrid in this game will be the struggle of their attacking players when they face off with teams that park the bus.

The likes of Christiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale usually struggle against teams like this but Zinedine Zidane will be planning a strategy that can help them breakthrough in this game.

Espanyol have impressed over the past year under the leadership of former Watford Manager Quiques Sanchez Flores.

They head into this game with a credible 7 points from their last 3 games.

In Pablo Piatti they have a talisman that is capable of providing individual moments of magic to stun the Bernabeu.

He scored 10 goals in the league last season and has started this season well.

He will no doubt be motivated by the big game environment and Real Madrid’s poor defence in this game.

Espanyol have lost all 10 of their last 10 meetings with Madrid scoring only 2 goals in those matches.

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

Real Madrid

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Alavés 1-2 Real Madrid Sep 23, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Real Madrid 0-1 Real Betis Sep 20, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Real Sociedad 1-3 Real Madrid Sep 17, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Real Madrid 3-0 Apoel Nicosia Sep 13, 2017 UEFA Champions League
D Real Madrid 1-1 Levante Sep 9, 2017 Spanish Primera División

Espanyol 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Espanyol 4-1 Deportivo La Coruña Sep 24, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Villarreal 0-0 Espanyol Sep 21, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Espanyol 2-1 Celta Vigo Sep 18, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol Sep 9, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Espanyol 0-1 Leganes Aug 27, 2017 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol Feb 18, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 0-2 Real Madrid Sep 18, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Real Madrid 6-0 Espanyol Jan 31, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 0-6 Real Madrid Sep 12, 2015 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 1-4 Real Madrid May 17, 2015 Spanish Primera División


Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera:

December 18, 2017
Leganés 01:00 Real Madrid
Málaga 21:00 Real Betis
December 19, 2017
Levante 21:30 Leganés
December 20, 2017
Getafe 19:30 Las Palmas
Real Sociedad 21:30 Sevilla
December 21, 2017
Eibar 19:30 Girona
Deportivo Alavés 21:30 Málaga
December 22, 2017
Real Betis 19:30 Athletic Bilbao
Espanyol 21:30 Atlético de Madrid
December 23, 2017
Real Madrid 13:00 Barcelona
Valencia 16:15 Villarreal
Deportivo De La Coruña 18:30 Celta de Vigo
January 6, 2018
Atlético de Madrid 13:00 Getafe
Valencia 16:15 Girona
Las Palmas 18:30 Eibar
Sevilla 20:45 Real Betis

Spanish Primera Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Barcelona 16 13 3 0 42 7 +35 42
2 Atlético de Madrid 16 10 6 0 25 7 +18 36
3 Valencia 16 10 4 2 36 16 +20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 9 4 2 30 11 +19 31
5 Sevilla 16 9 2 5 19 19 +0 29
6 Villarreal 16 7 3 6 23 20 +3 24
7 Girona 16 6 5 5 20 22 -2 23
8 Eibar 16 6 3 7 18 28 -10 21
9 Getafe 16 5 5 6 20 16 +4 20
10 Real Sociedad 16 5 5 6 28 28 +0 20
11 Leganés 15 6 2 7 12 14 -2 20
12 Celta de Vigo 16 5 3 8 27 24 +3 18
13 Athletic Bilbao 16 4 6 6 16 19 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 5 3 7 23 29 -6 18
15 Levante 16 3 8 5 15 22 -7 17
16 Espanyol 16 4 5 7 13 21 -8 17
17 Deportivo De La Coruña 16 4 3 9 18 31 -13 15
18 Deportivo Alavés 16 4 0 12 12 25 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 3 2 10 13 28 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 16 3 2 11 13 36 -23 11

Spanish Primera Results

December 17, 2017
Barcelona 4 - 0 Deportivo De La Coruña
Las Palmas 2 - 2 Espanyol
Celta de Vigo 0 - 1 Villarreal
Girona 1 - 0 Getafe
December 16, 2017
Atlético de Madrid 1 - 0 Deportivo Alavés
Eibar 2 - 1 Valencia
Athletic Bilbao 0 - 0 Real Sociedad
December 15, 2017
Sevilla 0 - 0 Levante
December 11, 2017
Espanyol 0 - 1 Girona
December 10, 2017
Villarreal 0 - 2 Barcelona
Levante 1 - 2 Athletic Bilbao
Real Betis 0 - 1 Atlético de Madrid
Real Sociedad 0 - 2 Málaga
December 9, 2017
Valencia 2 - 1 Celta de Vigo
Deportivo De La Coruña 1 - 0 Leganés
Real Madrid 5 - 0 Sevilla
Getafe 0 - 0 Eibar
December 8, 2017
Deportivo Alavés 2 - 0 Las Palmas
December 4, 2017
Girona 2 - 3 Deportivo Alavés

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