Barcelona play host to Espanyol, when the local rivals team up for another spicy derby in La Liga this coming Saturday at Camp Nou. Barcelona step onto the pitch as 9th in the La Liga on 17 points following 12 rounds. Espanyol are number 11 in the standings with 17 points after 12 matches.
Espanyol will not be short on motivation for their clash with favourites Barcelona in the La Liga. A win on Saturday will see them move ahead of their upcoming opponents in the table.
Barcelona go into their next La Liga match averaging a humble 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 14 goals, while also conceding 12 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.2 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.
Espanyol travel to their next La Liga match, averaging a lowly 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 14 goals, while also conceding 12 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.2 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. let's take a look at some predictions for this match!
Stats and facts for Barcelona and Espanyol.
- Barcelona did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
- Barcelona conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Barcelona conceded the last 6 matches in a row;
- Barcelona scored in the last 5 of 7 matches.
- Espanyol did not win the last 15 matches in a row when playing away;
- Espanyol scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Espanyol's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Espanyol conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.
Current form — Barcelona v. Espanyol
Barcelona struggling for results
Barcelona go into their upcoming match unbeaten in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 1-1 draw against Deportivo Alaves. They went on to beat Dynamo Kyiv 1-0, before sharing the spoils with Celta Vigo in a 3-3 draw.
Espanyol on a roll
Espanyol look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Espanyol have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. An encounter with Athletic Bilbao brought a 1-1 draw, which was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Getafe. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail as they beat Granada by a 2-0 scoreline.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in the above, Barcelona seem in with a good shot of another win against Espanyol. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.33 whereas a win for the visitors pays out odds 7.50.
Barcelona v. Espanyol — fixture history
The latest match between Barcelona and Espanyol was a tight encounter which saw Barcelona running away with a small 1-0 victory. Barcelona head into their upcoming match against Espanyol with a 70% winning record in recent La Liga meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 7-3-0 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 0%. Barcelona have had the upper hand against Espanyol in their 10 most recent matches. They will look to assert their dominance once again on Saturday.
Current table in the La Liga
The current La Liga table shows these two sides on the same number of points so far this season. As such, both have an opportunity to gain some ground on their upcoming opponent in this round 14 clash. There is every reason to keep a close watch on Barcelona clashing with Espanyol over three points this coming Saturday.
Primary goal getter
Memphis Depay has been hitting the target on a regular basis in recent matches. Barcelona will no doubt look to him for more goals in their next match against Espanyol. The visitors are surely hoping Raul de Tomas adds another to his current total. With 5 goals in recent matches, Raul de Tomas boasts a decent goal ratio right now.