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La Liga – Espanyol vs Real Madrid: Betting Preview

Espanyol, Real Madrid
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Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between Espanyol and Real Madrid and offers team stats, betting tips and odds.

It is the fun end of the table against the lower regions of the La Liga as Real Madrid pay a visit to Espanyol on Sunday.

After 7 matches back in the Spanish top-flight, Espanyol are in 15th place on 6 points. That leaves a gap of 11 points to Real Madrid, who are top of the league standings with 17 points.

According to the bookies, at the time of writing, an away win is expected. The current best price for a Real Madrid victory is at 1.74. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 4.00 on offer, while a home win for Espanyol pays out at 5.00.

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Stats and facts for Espanyol and Real Madrid.

  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Espanyol’s last 10 of 12 matches;
  • Espanyol conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • Real Madrid unbeaten the last 25 matches in a row;
  • Real Madrid unbeaten the last 18 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Real Madrid has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Real Madrid has won in the last 6 of 7 matches when playing away.

Form Espanyol vs Real Madrid

Periquitos hope to stop the rot.

Espanyol will enter the match hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results in recent matches. In their 3 latest outings, Vicente Moreno’s side achieved a 2-2 draw against Real Betis and went on to a 1-0 win against Deportivo Alaves. Their latest game produced a 2-0 defeat against Sevilla.

Los Blancos need a positive result.

The visitors look to regain their previous momentum with another positive result. In their 3 latest outings, Carlo Ancelotti’s side achieved a 6-1 win against Mallorca and went on to a 0-0 draw against Villarreal. Their latest game produced a 2-1 defeat against FC Sheriff in the Champions League.

Espanyol v Real Madrid – Fixture history

The latest match between these two clubs was a close affair with Real Madrid nicking a slender 1-0 victory. Espanyol have the following 1-0-9 meeting statistics with Los Blancos. In their previous 10 encounters, over 2.5 goals came up 3 times. Both teams to score paid out 1 time in these 10 matches.

Standings in La Liga

Top goalscorer

It is difficult not to look at Raul de Tomas when on the search for a marksman. He seems to be on a strong run and hit the target 2 times for Espanyol in their last 6 games. Let’s have a look at the visitors now. Karim Benzema has managed to hit the net 7 times in the last half dozen matches for Real Madrid. Therefore, it is safe to say that he will be looking to add to his season tally here once again.