Tip Espanyol - Barcelona
It has not been very rosy a season for Espanyol, who have suffered losses in five of their 14 matches so far, and won just six. Neither has it been great for Barcelona, who are just returning to winning ways after a back to back loss and a draw. It can’t be worse than Espanyol though; they have three losses on the bounce and have picked just one point from a possible 15 in La Liga. With just five clean sheets in 14 league matches, we don’t expect them to pick a sixth one here, especially with Barcelona’s scoring ways. Barca have picked 10 points from a possible 15 in the last five league matches and though they have struggled a bit away from home, they have managed three wins in their six matches at home this season. They have no clean sheet in the last five away matches. This will be the second straight Catalunya derby for Espanyol, who fell to Girona in the last match. The loss stopped a run of five straight wins at home and a derby win will form the basis of their ambitions, with a target on winning this game ranking top. Espanyol have two wins over Barcelona in the last 10 meetings while in the 61 meetings in total, they have managed seven wins and Barcelona 40.
Key points Espanyol - Barcelona
Espanyol have managed seven wins and Barcelona 40 in their last 61 meetings.
Barcelona have one loss in six away matches.
Espanyol have five wins in six home matches in the league.
Conclusion Espanyol - Barcelona
Barcelona have an edge here and their dominance over Espanyol will definitely spur them. We expect a win for Barcelona, thus the pick will not have very good odds but the fact that this is a derby, could come with the promise of goals. None of the last four matches between the two sides has yielded over 2.5 goals and three of Barcelona’s last five as well as two of Espanyol’s last five have produced less than 2.5 goals. It could be safe to go with an Under 2.5 goals bet in this game.
Espanyol Barcelona Prediction published on December 6, 2018