Barcelona vs Espanyol Preview, Tips and Odds

Barcelona will take on Espanyol in the city derby in a game of round 29 which will be held at Camp Nou. Barca are top of the table with 66 points, ten more than their closest chasers. Espanyol are way down in 13th on 34 points, with nine point gap between them and the Europa League places and the relegation zone.

Barcelona vs Espanyol Head to Head

Head to HeadLast H2H gameLast H2H gamesLast H2H games home/away
BarcelonaWin12 W/ 6 D/ 2 L6 W/ 3 D/ 1 L
EspanyolLoss2 W/ 6 D/ 12 L1 W/ 3 D/ 6 L

Last game between the teams: 08.12.2018 Espanyol – Barcelona 0:4; Lionel Messi 17′, 65′, Ousmane Dembele 26′, Luis Suarez 45′
Last game at this venue: 25.01.2018 Barcelona – Espanyol 2:0; Luis Suarez 9′, Lionel Messi 25′

Worth mentioning: Espanyol’s last victory over their famous city rivals came five games ago. Barcelona has conceded just two goal in the last seven H2H clashes, while only the most recent of the last five featured over 2,5 goals. The teams have not registered a draw when playing at Camp Nou since 2014 or in the last seven competitive meetings and Barcelona managed to score four or more goals on five occasions during that run.

Barcelona vs Espanyol Stats

As of 26.03Last gameLast 10 gamesLast 5 games home/away
BarcelonaWin7 W/ 3 D/ 0 L3 W 2 D/ 0 L
EspanyolDraw2 W/ 6 D/ 2 L0 W/ 4 D/ 1 L

Last game Barcelona: 17.03.2019 Betis – Barcelona 1:4; Loren 82′; Lionel Messi 18′, 45′, 85′, Luis Suarez 63′
Last game Espanyol: 17.03.2019 Espanyol – Sevilla 0:1; Wissam Ben Yedder 53′ (penalty)
Top performers Barcelona: Lionel Messi 29 goals 12 assists, Luis Suarez 18 goals 6 assists, Ousmane Dembele 8 goals 4 assists.
Top performers Espanyol: Borja Iglesias 11 goals 2 assists, Esteban Granero 3 goals 1 assist, Mario Hermoso 3 goals.

Last 10 gamesGF : GAOver 2,5 goalsBTTSClean sheets

Worth mentioning: Barcelona are unbeaten in the last thirteen competitive outings and are currently on a six game winning streak. Each of their last three matches featured over 3,5 goals and saw goals at both ends. Prior to these games Barca showed extremely tight defense and kept five clean sheets in six meetings. Betis remain the only side to have beaten Barcelona at Camp Nou this season when the sides met back in October.
The defeat to Sevilla the last time out put an end to Espanyol’s seven games unbeaten run. Just one of their last five outings produced over 2,5 goals, while three matches saw both teams scoring. All of their last four visits ended in draw after 90 minutes of football.

Barcelona vs Espanyol News

Missing players Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha Alcantara will miss for sure. Lionel Messi is under question.
Missing players Espanyol: Facundo Ferreyra, David Lopez and Pablo Piatti are injured. Sergi Darder is suspended.

Barcelona vs Espanyol Predictions

Barcelona to win -1 handicap – 1.50 @ bet365

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