Espanyol vs Barcelona
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – RCDE Stadium
Date: 4th January 2020
Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT
Barcelona restart their La Liga season with this Catalan Derby as they look to maintain their position at the top of the table.
This game sees two teams at opposite ends of the table meeting each other, but we all know that when it comes to derby day, form doesn’t count.
Barcelona are currently two points above Real Madrid at the top of the league table and they would that feel this season’s title race is one of the toughest it has been for a long time and there is very little room for complacency.
Espanyol have been struggling this season but getting relegated is an unthinkable idea for a side that finished in the Europa League places last season.
They are currently have just one win out of their last five games in all competitions and they have lost five of their last ten games in all competitions.
Barcelona on the other hand, have lost none of their last ten competitive games with just two draws stopping them from having a 100% record.
Espanyol have lost six and won just one of their last ten home games in all competitions and they have won one and lost three of the last five times they have hosted the defending champions.
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