Real Madrid are still hoping to close the gap at the top of the La Liga table when they travel to the RCDE Stadium to face Espanyol on Sunday night. Espanyol have lost 3-0 on the road at Eibar last time out in La Liga, in a game in which they failed to deliver a single shot on target. On the other hand, Real Madrid won 2-0 at home against Sevilla thanks to goals from Casemiro and Luka Modric. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Espanyol have had a solid start to the season, but they didn’t look very good over the past month. The Catalans have lost six of their last ten competitive games, while winning just three. The good news is that Espanyol have been much better on home soil where they managed to win nine of their last twelve competitive home fixtures.
Real Madrid, on the flip side, are still struggling to find some consistency. They have won the most recent two league outings, but they have lost 1-0 on the road at Leganes in Copa del Rey a fortnight ago. They were undefeated in five competitive trips prior to that loss. Los Blancos currently lie third in the league table, just five points behind the second-placed Atletico Madrid.
Although Real Madrid haven’t had the best season so far, they do have a strong head-to-head record against Espanyol and should be able to pick up a victory here. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate Real Madrid to win at odds 1.80.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Real Madrid to win at odds 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Real Madrid have won twelve of their last 13 meetings with Espanyol across all competitions, including a narrow 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture. Los Blancos managed to win five of their last six visits to Espanyol. In addition, Real Madrid have won seven of their last ten competitive trips. Our preview fancies Real Madrid to win at odds 1.80.
Espanyol to win at odds 4.20
Espanyol vs Real Madrid Draw at odds 4.00
Real Madrid to win at odds 1.80
Correct Score odds
Espanyol did well to score in twelve of their last 15 home games across all competitions. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have also scored in nine of their last eleven trips. Furthermore, Los Blancos have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven meetings with Espanyol. Our correct score prediction would back Real Madrid to win 2-0 at odds 9.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Real Madrid to win 2-0 at odds 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Espanyol looked decent at the back on home soil over the past few months, but Real Madrid have been scoring goals for fun on the road in this term. In addition, the most recent five meetings between these two sides have seen few than three goals scored. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals at odds 2.10.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Karim Benzema has been struggling with injuries of latee, but he is still the team’s top scorer with seven goals under his belt. His most recent goal in La Liga was against Villarreal at the beginning of January, but he should be able to get back to goalscoring ways here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Karim Benzema at odds 6.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Karim Benzema at odds 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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