Espanyol – Real Madrid, La Liga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ESPANYOL - REAL MADRID
Espanyol was also beaten by Eibar on Monday and so the form of the Catalonian team is catastrophic. Besides, they do not make their lives better with their continued participation in Copa del Rey, where they have to play games in a few days, but this is still an important cup and Espanyol will fight till the end for it. The shape in the league is obvious – 8 losses from the last 9 games.
Real Madrid has entered a fairly good series and overall their performance has improved considerably in recent games. They also showed character after turning Girona to 2-1 in the first half and later winning the match by 4-2 for Copa del Rey on Thursday. This has made four wins in the last five Los Blancos matches, so they have to continue this form, because critics do not sleep.
Real Madrid has dominated this stadium in recent years. Only last season lost 0-1, but before that Espanyol last won here in 2007. Now obviously the guests are in better shape and are much more classy. Definitely the match will not be easy, but the odds given for the victory of Real M are tempting. We think Los Blancos will win, but our prediction is Real Madrid – Over 1.5 goals at 1.76
ESPANYOL TEAM NEWS
Lopez(16/0 D), Duarte(7/1 D) and Perez(14/1 F) are out
REAL MADRID TEAM NEWS
Solari has some unnamed players with minor injury doubts