Barcelona vs Espanyol Match Analysis & Prediction
31/12/2022 4:00 pm
Barcelona will look to end they year on top of La Liga when they welcome local rivals Espanyol to Camp Nou in their Matchday 15 tie on Saturday evening.
Barcelona have made a good campaign in La Liga this season and are at the top of the league table at the moment, two points above their close rivals Real Madrid.
The Catalan giants will look to keep things this way heading into the new year and nothing other than a win will keep them at the pole of the table. They have won their last five league games and will look to maintain the momentum on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Espanyol have struggled in their league campaign thus far and are winless in their last five league games. They fell to a 1-0 away defeat against Villarreal last time around.
They however won their last fixture against Paso in the Copa del Rey and will look to draw confidence from that. They have not won at Camp Nou in their last 15 visits though, and thus a home should be considered.
Barcelona vs. Espanyol Head to head
Both sides have met in 66 encounters since 1994 with Barcelona winning 44 times, while Espanyol have won six times and there have 16 times.
Barcelona Team News
Barcelona will be without Robert Lewandowski due to suspension.
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Espanyol Team News
Espanyol will be without Keidi Bare due to injuries, while Dani Gomez is suspended.
Espanyol's Last 5 Matches
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Barcelona vs. Espanyol: Odds and Predictions
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