Barcelona will look to extend their lead at the top of the La Liga table when they make the short trip to the RCDE Stadium to face their city rivals Espanyol on Saturday night. Espanyol have lost 3-0 on the road at Getafe in a game in which they delivered just two shots on goal. On the contrary, Barcelona won 2-0 at home against Villarreal thanks to goals from Gerard Pique and Carles Alena. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Espanyol’s form over the past two months has been poor as they have only won once in their last six competitive games. The Catalans enter the fray on the back of a three-game losing run in La Liga. At home, they were on a fantastic seven-game unbeaten streak in La Liga prior to their 1-3 loss against Girona in their most recent home league match.
On the other hand, Barcelona have only lost once in their last 13 games across all competitions. The Blaugrana are undefeated in their last three competitive fixtures, including their 2-0 home win against Villarreal on Sunday. They are now back at the top of the La Liga table, just one point clear of the second-placed Sevilla. Barca can count on their recent away form where they have won four and drawn three of their last seven competitive trips.
It’s gonna be a difficult game for Barcelona, but we think that they have more than enough to secure a victory here. Our betting tips and predictions fancies Barcelona to win at odds 1.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Barcelona to win at odds 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
Although Espanol have been in poor shape of late, they are a completely different side at home. They have suffered just one defeat in their last eight home games in La Liga. In addition, Espanyol are undefeated in their most recent two home meetings with Barcelona. On the flip side, Barca have lost just once in their last ten competitive trips. They are winless in their last two visits to Espanyol, but overall, the Blaugrana have won six of their last nine trips to the RCDE Stadium. Our preview anticipate Barcelona to win at odds 1.50.
Espanyol to win at odds 6.00
Espanyol vs Barcelona Draw at odds 4.33
Barcelona to win at odds 1.50
Correct Score odds
Espanyol have scored at least one goal in each of their last eight home games in La Liga. Furthermore, they have kept five clean sheets in the process. Meanwhile, Barcelona have netted at least two goals in three of their last four competitive games, but they have also conceded in this term. Two of the last four meetings between these two have ended with the 1-0 scoreline and we fancy a similar outcome here. Our correct score prediction would back Barcelona to win 1-0 at odds 8.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Barcelona to win 1-0 at odds 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Espanyol have only allowed four goals in their most recent six home fixtures in La Liga. Meanwhile, three of Barcelona’s last five competitive trips have seen few than three goals. In addition, the most recent four meetings between these two sides have ended with under 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction anticipate under 2.5 goals at odds 2.30.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are Barca’s joint top scorers at the moment with nine goals each. However, neither of them got on the scoresheet last weekend. Luis Suarez is actually still injured, which means that we fancy Lionel Messi to score the first goal here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Lionel Messi at odds 3.40.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lionel Messi at odds 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
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