Real Madrid will aim to maintain their unbeaten start to the new La Liga season when they host Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday night. Real Madrid only managed a 1-1 away draw at Athletic Bilbao at the weekend, with Isco scoring the equalizer just after the hour mark. Espanyol, on the flip side, won 1-0 at home thanks to a second-half goal from Sergio Garcia. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Real Madrid were on a three-game winning streak in La Liga prior to their 1-1 away draw at Bilbao at the weekend. Los Blancos are now back on home soil where they are undefeated in eleven league fixtures, winning eight in the process. Furthermore, Real Madrid are unbeaten in their 22 home meetings with Espanyol across all competitions.
Espanyol, on the other hand, have suffered just one defeat in their last 15 games across all competitions. The Catalans were beaten 2-1 on the road at Alaves prior to the International break, but bounced back with a 1-0 home win over Levante at the weekend. Away from home, Espanyol were on a ten-game unbeaten run prior to their 2-1 loss at the hands of Alaves.
Real Madrid should be able to maximize their home advantage here, but we don’t expect a big-margin victory. Our betting tips and predictions fancies the Asian Handicap +2.5 on Espanyol at odds 1.55.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Asian Handicap +2.5 on Espanyol at odds 1.55[/bet_tip_now]
Both sides have enjoyed great spells over the past few months. However, Real Madrid’s home record against Espanyol speaks for themselves, as they are unbeaten in 22 home fixtures. Espanyol, on the flip side, have been a tough nut to crack so far this season and we fancy them to make a good game here. Our preview would back the Asian Handicap +2.5 on Espanyol at odds 1.55.
Real Madrid to win at odds 1.18
Real Madrid vs Espanyol Draw at odds 7.00
Espanyol to win at odds 13.00
Correct Score odds
Each of the last four meetings between these two teams have been tight affairs. In addition, Espanyol managed to beat Real Madrid 2-0 in the most recent game between them. Furthermore, the Catalans have scored in each of their last eleven trips. Our correct score anticipate Real Madrid to win 2-1 at odds 8.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Real Madrid to win 2-1 at odds 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Although the most recent meetings between these two have been low-scoring affair, we still fancy goals in this one. Real Madrid have already netted eleven goals in this early part of the campaign, while Espanyol have found the back of the net in each of their opening four league outings. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals at odds 1.40.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Although Karim Benzema is leading Real Madrid’s goalscoring charts with four goals under his belt, Gareth Bale has played a more influential role. The Welsh player has already helped the team with three goals and two assists and we fancy him to score the opener here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Gareth Bale at odds 3.60.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Gareth Bale at odds 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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