Real Madrid vs Espanyol Preview, Tips and Odds

Real Madrid will welcome Espanyol to Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday for the earliest game for the day in La Liga. Real Madrid are equal on 31 points with Barcelona at the top of the standings, while Espanyol are in the danger zone, sitting on 19th place in the relegation zone with just 9 points.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
Real Madrid Win 17 W/ 2 D/ 1 L 9 W/ 1 D/ 0 L
Espanyol Loss 1 W/ 2 D/ 17 L 0 W/ 1 D/ 9 L

Last game between the teams: 27.01.2019 La Liga: Espanyol – Real Madrid 2:4; Leo Baptistao 25′, Roberto Rosales 81′; Karim Benzema 4′, 45′, Sergio Ramos 15′, Gareth Bale 67; Raphael Varane from the visiting team was sent off with straight red card in the 72′
Last game at this venue: 22.09.2018 La Liga: Real Madrid – Espanyol 1:0; Marco Asensio 41′

Worth mentioning: Real Madrid won twice when facing Espanyol the previous season, recording a slender 1:0 victory at Santiago Bernabeu and 2:4 win at El Prat. Espanyol’s only triumph for the last twenty encounters was achieved in February of 2018 at home with the score of 1:0. No draw has been registered in the previous fourteen meetings between the two sides. Only the most recent of the last five H2H clashes featured over 2,5 goals and witnessed goals at both ends, as Real Madrid were able to keep three clean sheets in the process, and all when playing at home.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Stats

As of 04.12 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Real Madrid Win 7 W/ 2 D/ 1 L 3 W/ 2 D/ 0 L
Espanyol Loss 3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L 2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L

Last game Real Madrid: 30.11.2019 La Liga: Alaves – Real Madrid 1:1; Lucas Perez 65′ (penalty); Sergio Ramos 52′, Daniel Carvajal 69′
Top performers Real Madrid: Karim Benzema 10 goals 4 assists, Sergio Ramos 3 goals, Luka Modric 2 goals 4 assists.
Next game Real Madrid: 11.12.2019 Champions League: Club Brugge – Real Madrid
Last game Espanyol: 01.12.2019 La Liga: Espanyol – Osasuna 2:4; Marc Roca 20′ (penalty), Jonathan Calleri 90′; Ruben Garcia 46′, Chimy Avila 49′, Jon Moncayola 84′, Roberto Torres 90′ (penalty); Facundo Roncaglia from the visiting team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 52′
Top performers Espanyol: Marc Roca 2 goals, Jonathan Calleri1 goal 1 assist, Sergi Darder 1 goal.
Next game Espanyol: 12.12.2019 Europa League: Espanyol – CSKA Moscow

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Real Madrid 27:7 7 4 6
Espanyol 15:16 6 5 3

Worth mentioning: Real Madrid lost just one of their previous fourteen matches across all competitions. Los Blancos earned a hard-fought victory in their visit to Alaves last weekend, prevailing with the score of 1:2. Real scored two or more goals in each of their last five games, and they all produced over 2,5 goals, while only the most recent three saw both sides to find the targets.
Espanyol won only one of their previous eleven La Liga games, but triumphed three times in the group stage of Europa League in the process. The continental matches have taken their toll on the Calatan side who lost four of their previous league meetings and earned just one draw. All but one of Espanyol’s previous five matches featured over 2,5 goals, and also four witnessed goals at both ends.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol News

Missing players Real Madrid: Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard, Lucas Vazquez, Nacho, James Rodriguez and Raphael Varane will miss the game.
Missing players Espanyol: Naldo and Matias Vargas are injured. Facundo Ferreyra and Javi Lopez are under question.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Predictions

Real Madrid to win -1 handicap – 1.57 @ bet365