Prediction for Barcelona – Espanyol
Both will mark: Yes @ 1.85
Barcelona and Espanyol meet at the Camp Nou in a match of the third round of the Primera Division. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 6 matches won 6. Actually, in the last confrontation at this stage, for the Primera Division on 18-12-2016, Barcelona won by (4-1 ). The goals of the match were scored by L. Suárez (18 ‘and 67’), Jordi Alba (68 ‘) and Messi (90’) for Barcelona and David López (79 ‘) for Espanyol.
The home team is currently in 2nd place with 6 points earned. In his debut won at home to the Betis by (2-0). In the second round, he won off to Alavés by (0-2). In the last 10 home games Barcelona have recorded 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 59 of his last 64 games finished with More of 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times but managed to turn the score in 2.
Barcelona will play their forty-third show in 2017, which marks their second game against their fans in this edition of the Spanish Championship, trying to keep up the good performance they have been presenting to win their third win in the competition and keep as one of the three clubs that have not yet conceded a goal. The team are having a good time this season as they have won six of their last nine matches in all competitions and friendly matches. In the last round of the national championship, away from home, the team had 73% possession of the ball, and finished more than double the opponent’s times, leaving with the victory. For this match, the coach should keep the team in 4-3-3 or 4-4-1-1, and there will still be no Suarez on the attack, recovering from an injury.
Currently in 13th place, the visiting team has so far won 1 point. In the first round they tied off with Sevilla for (1-1). In the next round, the final result was a defeat by (0-1) in the home game with Leganes. In the last 10 games as a visitor Espanyol won 5, drew 4 and lost 1.
Espanyol are on the pitch for their thirtieth appearance this year, which marks their second away game in this edition of the Spanish Championship, needing a lot to improve their performance to try to win their first victory in the competition and thus compensate for the defeat suffered in house in the last round. The team does not have a good time at the start of the season, considering all the competitions they play and also friendly, they have not won for five matches and could not balance the opposing net in three of them. In the last round of the national championship, at home, the team had almost 60% of possession, finalized more than the opponent, but did not show efficiency, leaving defeated of field. For that match, the coach should keep the team in the 4-4-2, with a highlight for Léo Baptistão in the attack.
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