Real Madrid vs Espanyol – La Liga : Real Madrid didn’t start the season in the best possible way on this La Liga.
And the proof of that was them dropping points at home to Valencia, on a 2-2 draw, Levante, on a 1-1 draw, and lastly to Bétis, on their 0-1 loss with the goal conceded in injury time already.
They’ve lost a lot of points at the Bernabéu, which is something really unusual for Real Madrid.
In the league they have reacted well, then beating Alavés 2-1 away from home and Dortmund midweek in the Champions League, winning 3-1 with 2 goals from Ronaldo, which have tranquilized their fans a bit more.
This match is their chance to redeem themselves in front of all their fans who expect a good performance from the team, beating Espanyol comfortably.
Espanyol is a reasonable team, but they will fight to avoid being relegated from La Liga.
Quique Flores’ team started the season poorly, losing some matches and not having great exhibitions.
However, everything changed 3 rounds ago when they defeated Celta de Vigo 2-1 at home, thanks to a good start who left them winning 2-0 at half-time.
After that, they snatched an important 0-0 draw in Villareal and lastly, they trounced Deportivo 4-1 at home, on a good performance by them.
Now they will face Real Madrid and Espanyol is expected to play with deeper lines and exploring the counter-attacks like they have been doing on their away matches which worked in Villareal for example.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Real Madrid is clearly favourite and this is a match for them to be leading at half-time.
The team from Madrid played well once again in Dortmund and I believe that, thanks to that moralizing win, the team will find the winning way back on league matches at home, not dropping points in this match.
After losing some points on their past matches, it is time to start off strong, in true Real Madrid’s style against a team who is in good form.
Espanyol has been improving their defensive process and Real knows they have to go in with everything,
with a lot of dynamic, in order to find the way to the goal. Real should go to half-time in the lead.
|Real Madrid to win 1st half||