Espanyol vs. Real Madrid Match Analysis and Prediction

After making a successful return to the top of the La Liga, Real Madrid will be heading to the RCDE stadium to play Espanyol. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 23:00 GMT.

Real Madrid closed in on the gap with rivals the Catalans after an impressive 2-0 win over Real Mallorca. The win pushed the Los Blancos to the top of La Liga with 68 points. The side fend off the competitive Catalans with a better head to head record.

The match saw veteran defender Sergio Ramos go down in the history books as the highest-scoring defender in La Liga with eight goals. Ramos snubbed Bale to strike an impressive curl free-kick to make the second goal of the night.

Real Madrid are in a tight spot against the Catalans with a slight mishap could end up costing them the La Liga title. Coach Zidane hence will not take any chances this weekend despite the constant squad shake-up.

Things for Espanyol seem to be going down the drain with chances of relegation a reality for Coach Fernandez. The side are currently closing the La Liga standings with only 24 points. The high scoring nature of the Los Blancos will only sink the side further this weekend.

Espanyol vs. Real Madrid Head to Head

Both teams have 30 games between them with the Los Blancos taking home 25 wins against the two wins by the side. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

Espanyol 2-4 Real Madrid

Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol

Espanyol 1-0 Real Madrid

Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

Espanyol 0-2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid 6-0 Espanyol

 

Real Madrid Team News

Winger Eden Hazard came off the game with a likely disturbance to his ankle. It remains unclear whether the Belgian recovered from his injury ahead of the clash. After 11 months on the sidelines, winger Marco Asencio is back on the scene and up for selection. All-time La Liga highest scoring defender Sergio Ramos is up for selection.

Espanyol Team News

Long term injury of the right-back of Sebastien Corchia is affecting Fernandez’s attacking threat from the back. The skipper sets to return to field training in a month after seven months out. Another injury woe at the side includes center forward Raul de Tomas who missed three matches for the side.

Prediction and Odds

Real Madrid are the big dogs on the match and carry the heavy artillery to register a win at the RCDE stadium.

Real Madrid Win

Goals Over 2.5

Most Goals Second Half

Vinicius to Score

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