Real Madrid vs Espanyol Preview

Real Madrid vs Espanyol

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Date: 22nd September 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Real Madrid will be looking to win this game and head to the top of La Liga at least for a day before Barcelona play their match on Sunday.

Real Madrid fans are happy with how their team has started this season after the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer.

They have won three of four league games and remain unbeaten after starting their Champions League campaign with an emphatic 3-0 win over AS Roma.

Real Madrid have already scored 14 times this season, and three successive league wins has given Julen Lopetegui something to smile about in his new role.

Real Madrid know how to win this fixture as they have won 9 of their last 10 home games against Espanyol, and although they lost their last game against the Catalans, that was the first time they have failed to win over them in 12 games.

Espanyol come into this game in 7th position in the league table, but they haven’t won any of their away games yet.

They won just 4 away games in the league last season, and their fans must begin to feel that their poor away record could cost them their European dreams again this season.

Real Madrid have lost only one of their last 21 meetings against Espanyol in La Liga (W17 D3), with this defeat coming in the last match they played against them (1-0 in Cornellá in February 2018).

Unsurprisingly bookmakers have priced Real Madrid up as if they cannot lose so expect a dominant display.

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

Real Madrid

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Real Madrid 15 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Real Madrid 4-1 Leganes 1 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Girona 1-4 Real Madrid 26 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Real Madrid 2-0 Getafe 19 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Real Madrid 2-4 Atletico Madrid 15 Aug, 2018 UEFA Super Cup

Espanyol

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Espanyol 1-0 Levante 16 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Alavés 2-1 Espanyol 2 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Espanyol 2-0 Valencia 26 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Celta Vigo 1-1 Espanyol 18 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Borussia Monchengladbach 1-3 Espanyol 11 Aug, 2018 Friendly

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Espanyol 1-0 Real Madrid 27 Feb, 2018 Spanish Primera División
Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol 1 Oct, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol 18 Feb, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 0-2 Real Madrid 18 Sep, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Real Madrid 6-0 Espanyol 31 Jan, 2016 Spanish Primera División

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