Saturday 29 Apr

Espanyol vs Barcelona Match Preview

29 Apr 2017 Stuart S. SPAIN: LaLiga
SPAIN: LaLiga

Espanyol Barcelona

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Kick-off
18:45 GMT
29 April 2017

FC Barcelona

  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

Kick-off
18:45 GMT 29 April 2017

The Espanyol vs Barcelona match will be played on Saturday, April 29, at the RCDE Stadium, Barcelona. Espanyol is currently 9th on the table with 50 points, while Barcelona is 1st on the table with 78 points at the moment.

STATS

  • Espanyol was defeated only twice in their last 8 games in Primera. Also, they are currently in a series of 5 games with under 2.5 goals scored.
  • Barcelona is currently in a series of 4 games without a defeat in all competitions. The 3-2 victory at Santiago Bernabeu was particularly important, and that match allowed them to return to the race for the title.

HEAD TO HEAD

In their previous 10 meetings, Barcelona recorded 8 victories, and we also saw two draws. Espanyol didn't defeat Barcelona since 2011! In 3 out of their last 4 games, we saw over 3.5 goals.

Head to head matches: Espanyol Barcelona - FC Barcelona

18.12.2016 LaLi FC Barcelona Espanyol Barcelona 4:1
08.05.2016 LaLi FC Barcelona Espanyol Barcelona 5:0
13.01.2016 Copa Espanyol Barcelona FC Barcelona 0:2
06.01.2016 Copa FC Barcelona Espanyol Barcelona 4:1

ESPANYOL NEWS

Espanyol is having one of their best seasons in the last couple of years. They are currently in the upper half of the table, but that wasn't enough for them to join the fight for top 6. Espanyol doesn't have any competitive ambitions until the end of the season, but they would love to help Real Madrid to win the title since Barcelona is their biggest rival. It will be very hard to accomplish that, but Espanyol will be motivated, that's for sure.

Latest matches: Espanyol Barcelona

25.04.2017 LaLi Sporting Gijon Espanyol Barcelona 1:1 D
22.04.2017 LaLi Espanyol Barcelona Atletico Madrid 0:1 L
16.04.2017 LaLi CD Leganes Espanyol Barcelona 0:1 W
08.04.2017 LaLi Espanyol Barcelona CD Alaves 1:0 W
04.04.2017 LaLi Athletic Bilbao Espanyol Barcelona 2:0 L

BARCELONA NEWS

Barcelona has to win all games until the end of the season, and that might not be enough for them to defend the title. Real Madrid has a game in hand and an easier schedule. Nevertheless, Barcelona is eliminated from Champions League, and they will focus solely on Primera Division. Everything expects their victory against Espanyol would be a huge sensation.

Latest matches: FC Barcelona

26.04.2017 LaLi FC Barcelona CA Osasuna 7:1 W
23.04.2017 LaLi Real Madrid FC Barcelona 2:3 W
19.04.2017 UEFA FC Barcelona Juventus Turin 0:0 D
15.04.2017 LaLi FC Barcelona Real Sociedad 3:2 W
11.04.2017 UEFA Juventus Turin FC Barcelona 3:0 L

SUMMING UP!

Barcelona will attack from the first minute of the match. They will want to secure the victory as early as possible, but Espanyol is a solid defensive team, especially at home. We believe that Barcelona will win the upcoming match, but we don't expect many goals.

About the author - Stuart S.

An English freelance sports writer, Stuart has written the Arsenal blog A Cultured Left Foot since 2006, as well as numerous betting previews and articles.

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