Espanyol vs Barcelona Prediction and Odds Date 34
Blood always gets hot when we talk about a Derby, and this is one of those that fans are waiting for to prove which one is really the best in town. Especially the last two games have aroused a special excitement from the Perico fans, who have managed to be one of the few stumbles the Blaugranas have had. Now, the Espanyol vs Barcelona Prediction leaves us taking numbers from the previous duels, even more than what each one has brought in this campaign, let’s bet!
Espanyol vs Barcelona Odds and Statistics La Liga
Espanyol vs Barcelona Betting tips LaLiga: The season so far.
The Pericos are looking to get their feet out of the mud after being at the bottom of the standings for several matchdays.
Espanyol had not been going well and their stagnation in the last positions looked dangerous, as they showed no signs of being able to get better results. However, one of the most important moments to reverse the failures, the middle of the competition, served for the club to clean its boots and get back on track. As of match twenty-four they would have managed to be in the lower half of the table with two wins and a draw in their last five games so far. They will play Espanyol vs Barcelona at home and will try to make that the momentum at least to repeat the last two feats.
Everything indicates that this league belongs to the Blaugranas, the only competition where they can feel safe with good distance from their closest rival, Los Blancos.
Barcelona does not want to lose what has cost them so much this season with LaLiga, being also the competition in which they have obtained the best results, after being left out of the Champions League and Europa League. They have done very well, and with twenty-four games they have twenty wins, two draws and only two defeats. One of the matches where they have only taken one point is precisely the Espanyol vs Barcelona, at Camp Nou, now they go to their territory looking for more than just a share of points.
Espanyol vs Barcelona Preview Games and History
On 31 – 12 – 22 they played their most recent meeting.
This match would be played at Camp Nou and it would be for the second time in a row a points snatch for the home side. The Blaugranas would manage to take the lead and advance most of the match, but early in the second half Espanyol would equalize with a penalty kick.
The Pericos would barely touch the ball in 22% of the match, they hardly managed to recover it, except in goal exits, corner kicks and wing kicks, making it difficult to build an offensive tactic; Barcelona as usual would keep possession of the ball for themselves, which with 78% defined the times and everything that happened on the field.
Espanyol would shoot 67% of ball leaks accurately, this constant loss of the ball by their team was not helping them either; the locals would reach 91% accuracy in their passes, it was being a great game, but they could not score. The visitors had only one shot on goal, without being able to score, while Barcelona had six shots on goal, with only one goal.
The Blaugrana’s goal was scored early by defender Marcos Alonso, who received a pass from Christensen to change the score in favor in the 7th minute. But at minute 80, it would be the same Marcos Alonso who would incur in a strong tackle on Joselu, an action that would merit a penalty. At minute 73′ it would be the same striker Joselu who would take the kick to equalize Espanyol vs Barcelona.
Upcoming LaLiga Games for Matchday 35
On date #35 Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol, a very complicated match awaits the Pericos; and Barcelona vs Real Sociedad.
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Prediction Espanyol vs Barcelona in May 2023
Between January 2020 and December 2023 have been the last five meetings between these two teams, all in LaLiga. The Blaugranas have won on two occasions; and the other three matches would have ended in draws; The Pericos have not beaten these rivals for several dates now. No doubt there is a huge difference between them, the visitors are the top of the table and the locals have had to fight every point with much suffering. The Prediction for Espanyol vs Barcelona is a 1 – 1 draw again.
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