Barcelona – Espanyol : Preview & Prediction
This Thursday the cast of Barcelona jumps to the gramado of the Camp Nou to give return to the series before Espanyol, in corresponding game by the return of the quarterfinals of the Glass of the King of Spain.
Those led by Ernesto Valverde were surprised in the first leg when they were defeated 1-0 by a Espanyol that defended very well and now has to win by a difference of at least two goals and without receiving a goal to say present in the semifinals .
The Blaugrana team recovered last weekend when they won at the Benito Villamarín Stadium by 0-5 at Real Betis thanks to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez’s double after Rakitic’s opening in the scoreboard, with that victory he went away to eleven Atlético de Madrid points, and now at home they are determined to turn to the Copa del Rey series.
Meanwhile the team led by Quique Sánchez Flores showed a completely different face this weekend when he was defeated at home 0-3 by Sevilla in a game where he decided to put the starting team.
The fans hope that this defeat does not affect the confidence of the team and more now that they visit who is the best team in Spain at the moment.
The victory of last week was the second in the last five matches between these teams where Barcelona stayed with the other three.
Of course, playing in the Camp Nou, the cast of Barcelona has clearly dominated the series, winning 24 and losing just 3 of 30 games played against Espanyol, where the last five scored at least four goals per game.
The defeat in the first leg, Barcelona is the candidate to stay with the series, the Blaugrana cast does not lose fourteen home games where thirteen of them were triumphs, and with that offensive power that has we do not think it has problems in beating a Espanyol that comes with some concern after receiving three goals over the weekend against Sevilla.
Therefore, knowing that Barcelona is not going to want the series to be extended, we decided to go for the Asian handicap option -2 Barcelona, where if we win by two goals difference allows us to cover with the return of the bet and Barcelona needs minimum 2-0 to be in the semifinals of Copa del Rey.
Barcelona – Espanyol : Betting Tips
Barcelona – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70