Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Real Madrid can wrap up the Spanish league title here with at least point from their Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3:15pm) meeting with Espanyol.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Betting Tips

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Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Predictions

Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 13/15 with SBK
Correct score Real Madrid 2-1 Espanyol 39/5 with The Pools
First Goalscorer Gareth Bale 11/2 with BetFred

It is a matter of when and not if Real Madrid will be Spanish Champions as they are 15 points clear with just five games to play. Espanyol sit in 13th place and are firmly established in mid-table.

Real Madrid have an important game with Man City in midweek so may be tempted to rest a few players with the title sewn up. Their opponents come in to this fixture with back-to-back defeats and three losses in their last four.

At home, Madrid have not lost a league home game to side a side other Barcelona since January 2021 when Levante won here. On the road, Espanyol have struggled winning none of their last eight on the road in all competitions.

Six of the last Madrid matches in all competitions have seen both teams net this is three of four when looking at just league games. The road team are struggling for goals with just two in their last four.

Karim Benzema has a remarkable 25 goals for Madrid and 11 assists although it would not be a shocked if he is rested in this. Raul de Tomas is the leading scorer for Espanyol with 15 goals including two in his last four.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Match Stats

The hosts are likely to have too much for the visitors but this is unikely to be a high-scoring affair with rotation ahead of the Champions League game with Man City. Backing the hosts to win this and under 4.5 goals looks the play.

Such is the important of the second leg game with Man City in midweek heavy rotation is expected here for Real. Gareth Bale is one player who could feature here and he looks worth an interest to net the opener.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Espanyol

Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Odds


Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Head to Head

3 October 2021- Espanyol 2-1 Real Madrid- La Liga

28 June 2021- Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid – La Liga

7 December 2019- Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol- La Liga

27 January 2019- Espanyol 2-4 Real Madrid- La Liga

22 September 2018- Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol- La Liga

The reverse fixture in October saw Espanyol come out on top 2-1 thanks to a goal each from Raul de Tomas and Aleix Vidal. Karim Benzema enjoys facing Espanyol with four in his last five against them.

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