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Barcelona vs Espanyol: Best odds, team stats, H2H and betting tips

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Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the La Liga round 15 game between Barcelona and Espanyol and offer team news, fixture history and the best betting suggestions for the match.

The La Liga clash at Spotify Camp Nou this coming Saturday sees Barcelona battling it out for three points against Espanyol. With Real Madrid playing Real Valladolid on Friday, the pressure is on the league leaders to win the upcoming Catalan derby and protect their lead in the standings.

Position in the La Liga standings: Barcelona vs Espanyol

The current standings in La Liga show us how Barcelona and Espanyol have performed this season so far. Surely, an exciting battle for three points is on the cards in this round 15 clash on Saturday.

Current form and fixture history of Barcelona vs Espanyol

Barcelona on a miserable run

Barcelona are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 2-4 win against Viktoria Plzen. They went on to beat Almeria by 2-0, before also getting the better of Osasuna in a 1-2 victory.

Espanyol continue to sparkle

Espanyol collected four points from a possible nine in their last three matches. An encounter with Atletico Madrid brought a 1-1 draw, which was followed by a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Villarreal. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail as they beat CD Rincon by a 0-3 scoreline.

Latest encounters between Barcelona and Espanyol

The last Catalan derby took place at the RCD Stadium in February 2022. It ended in a 2-2 draw in LaLiga, extending Barcelona’s unbeaten run against Espanyol to nine games (W6 D3) across all competitions.

Highlights from the last match between Barcelona and Espanyol:

Betting stats and facts for Barcelona and Espanyol

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Barcelona and Espanyol. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • Barcelona have won 5 of the last 7 home matches without conceding a goal
  • Barcelona have not lost 14 of the last 16 home matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 Barcelona home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Barcelona have won 6 of the last 7 matches
  • Barcelona have won 7 of the last 9 home matches
  • Espanyol have not won 18 of the last 20 away matches
  • Espanyol have not won 10 of the last 12 matches
  • In 7 of the last 8 Espanyol matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 7 of the last 8 Espanyol away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Espanyol have conceded in 10 of the last 12 matches
  • Barcelona have not lost the last 24 matches versus Espanyol in a row
  • Barcelona have won 10 of the last 12 home matches versus Espanyol without conceding a goal
  • Barcelona have won the last 12 home matches versus Espanyol in a row
  • Barcelona have not lost 21 of the last 22 home matches versus Espanyol
  • Barcelona have scored in 24 of the last 26 matches versus Espanyol

Players to watch in Barcelona vs Espanyol

When looking at the list of the in-form players from both teams, we see some interesting names popping up. With Robert Lewandowski suspended, Barcelona could pin their goal hopes on Ferran Torres. Espanyol striker Martin Braithwaite is another player to keep an eye on.

Match predictions: Barcelona vs Espanyol

In conclusion, we present betting tips for this La Liga match, which are based on the above statements. Besides the main prediction for this game, we have also come up with some lower and higher-risk alternatives.