Espanyol vs Barcelona – Copa del Rey: The Copa del Rey’s quarter-finals bring emotion to the Catalunya, with another derby between Espanyol and Barcelona.
Espanyol occupies the 14th place in La Liga with 24 points conquered, having 6 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses. On the 19 rounds already played, the home side counts with 16 goals scored and 22 goals conceded, which therefore results on an average of 2 goals per match.
Their performance at the Cornellá El-Prat has been very positive, getting 17 of the 24 points they have playing in front of their fans.
The team led by Quique Flores is on a good moment of form, only suffering 1 loss on the last 6 matches they’ve played. On the previous rounds, Espanyol has eliminated Levante and Tenerife.
Barcelona is isolated in the lead of La Liga with 51 points conquered, having a record of 16 victories and 3 draws.
So far, the Blaugrana team has 52 goals scored and 9 goals conceded, presenting an average of 3.2 goals per match.
Barcelona still hasn’t lost a single away match this season, being the team with more points conquered in that condition.
Valverde’s team is living an excellent period, getting 7 wins and 1 draw on the last 8 matches they’ve played. On the previous rounds, Barcelona has eliminated Murcia and Celta de Vigo.
Espanyol vs Barcelona – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Considering Espanyol’s good record at the Cornella El-Prat and Barcelona’s moment of form, I believe this will be a good match, with goal chances for both sides and consequentially some goals, namely in the first half.
On that period of time, Barcelona has goals in 75% of their matches, while Espanyol has goals in the first half of 70% of their matches.
|Over 1.25 goals 1st Half||