Espanyol vs Real Madrid
Spanish LaLiga.
Date: Sunday, 18th September, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: RCDE Stadium, Barcelona.

Espanyol host in-form Real Madrid in match day 4 of the 2016/2017 Spanish La Liga campaign.

Espanyol started 2016/2017 campaign in goalfest game that ended in a 6-4 defeat to Sevilla. The white and blue followed this loss with 2 consecutive draw.Furthermore, Flores Quique will be in charge of this Espanyol side as the club search for their first win over Real Madrid since 2005.

Real Madrid are the only side with 100% start, and 1 of the 6 six team that haven’t lost a game in 3 league game played so far. Moreover, the Blancos enjoyed a 12-0 aggregate victory over their Sunday host last season.

Key Facts

  • Espanyol currently maintains 4 games unbeaten run at home. The White and blue are in search of their first win of the season, after they have recorded 2 draws, and 1 defeat in 3 leagues games so far.
  • Real Madrid is currently on 15 league games winning streak. In addition, the blancos have won 8 of their last 10 away games with Espanyol.

Espanyol: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)

Lopez: Lopez, Duarte, Sanchez, Duarte: Perez, Junque, Piatti, Jurado: Baptistao, Moreno

Real Madrid: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)

Casillas: Sergio, Pepe, Cavarjal, Marcelo: Kroos, Modric, Kovacic: Ronaldo, Bale, Morata

Espanyol vs Real Madrid: Head to Head

Real Madrid currently enjoys 6 straight league victories over Espanyol, and 8 straight win in 8 competitive games.

In addition, Real Madrid won 9 of their last 10 encounter with the Barcelona based club.

Espanyol vs Real Madrid: Prediction

It will be fair if a bookmaker stick all it neck out for a straight Real Madrid victory. The Blancos boast of an incredible stat against their Sunday counterpart, especially with their free scoring show in the same fixture last season.

However, With due respect to Espanyol and not considering the Barcelona vs Alaves surprise, I will predict an 100% victory for Real Madrid. The only difficult part is to find a suitable bet due to low odds in favour of the visitors.

Espanyol vs Real Madrid: Prediction

Over 3.5 goals at 2.20 (6/5)
Real Madrid to win first half at 1.90 (10/11).