Barcelona vs. Espanyol La Liga Betting Tips and Preview

Barcelona vs. Espanyol, La Liga

The Saturday afternoon La Liga action sees Spanish champions and current league leaders Barcelona play host to city rivals Espanyol. It is the Blaugrana who are strong favourites to continue their winning form against a side with just two wins in their last ten league games.

Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 30 March, kick-off 15:15

Where you can see Barcelona vs. Espanyol: William Hill, Eleven Sports

Last time: Barcelona ran out comfortable 4-0 victors at the RCDE Stadium earlier this season including a Lionel Messi double. The Blaugrana have won their last 12 home games in the fixture, with Espanyol last triumphing at the Camp Nou in 2009.

Barcelona to win both halves 6/5 Offer
Over 4.5 goals 9/5 Offer
Borja Iglesias anytime scorer 29/10 Offer

Barcelona vs. Espanyol Predictions and Preview

Barcelona have recovered form after winning just three La Liga games in nine attempts by winning 13 of their last 15, with a win over Real Betis last time out.

They have kept 10 clean sheets in their last 16 matches as they have reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons and are now seven points clear at the top of La Liga.

Espanyol’s form has plummeted after a bright start, with just three wins in their last 17 league games – a run which has included 10 defeats as they have dropped to 13th in the standings.

Unsurprisingly, the hosts are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 2/11 with an Espaynol victory priced at 14/1 and the draw available at 13/2.

These fixtures tend to produce a lot of goals with 21 going in across the most recent four league meetings at the Camp Nou, so over 4.5 goals at 9/5 appears to be a solid bet with over 5.5 at 4/1.

A ‘double chance’ on Espanyol to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 19/5 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/50.

If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 4/6 while Barca to win both halves is at 6/5.

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One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is now up to 34 goals for the campaign as he continues his devastating goalscoring form. He is back to full fitness following a thigh injury and is at 4/11 to score here.

One to watch for Espanyol: Borja Iglesias is the main dangerman for the visitors here and already has 14 goals to his name this campaign and is at 29/10 to score here.

Long shot: Barcelona have ten clean sheets from their last 16 while Espanyol have failed to score in two of their last five games, including a 0-0 draw at Valencia. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 33/1.

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