Tips - Barcelona vs Espanyol
The Catalan derby will yet again see the league chasing Barcelona host the league bottom-placed Espanyol at Camp Nou on Wednesday night in the Spanish La Liga Matchday 35.
Both teams will be facing each other for the second time this season as the reverse fixture back in January saw Espanyol at home held Barcelona to a 2:2 draw. Barcelona remains unbeaten by Espanyol in over 20 La Liga games.
Looking at their H2H in their last 8 meetings, Barcelona has won on 6 occasions while they have both shared 2 draws.
Their last 8 meetings have seen some good numbers of goals being scored as 6 of their last 8 games saw Over 2.5 goals while both teams to score surfaced in 3 of those 8 games.
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Barcelona keep chasing the league as they sit at 2nd position with 73 points scoring 78 goals, highest in the league so far this season. They picked up a 4:1 win over Villarreal on the road in their most recent match. Their previous game saw them being held in a 2:2 draw by Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou. This extended their unbeaten run to 8 straight Laliga games.
Yet Barcelona remained 4 points behind league leader courtesy 2 consecutive recent draws. Barcelona has won 5 of their last 8 games and drawn 3. Over 2.5 goals came accompanying 4 of the last 8 matches while both teams to score were seen in 3 of those 8 games. 5 clean sheets were kept in those 8 matches.
Barcelona's tremendous home form has seen them win 8 of their 9 last games and drawn 1 of it. Over 2.5 goals were recorded in 5 of their last 9 games while 4 of those 9 witnessed both teams. to score.
Espanyol settled at the rock bottom of the Spanish La Liga occupying 20th position having been able to win only 5 games all season. They lost their most recent game at home by 1:0 to Leganes, this coupled with losing their previous match by 2:1 to Real Sociedad away from home. This means Espanyol are on a streak of 5 straight league defeats.
Espanyol performances could only guarantee a relegation spot as they have lost 6 of their last 8 games, won 1 and drawn 1. Under 2.5 goals were witnessed in 6 of their last 8 games while both to score came through in 2 of those 8 games. However, they kept 2 clean sheets in these 8 matches.
Espanyol away form didn't get any better as they have lost 5 of their last 7 games and drawn 2. Over 2.5 goals were seen in 4 of the last 7 while both teams to score surfaced in 4 of those 7 matches.
Tip - 5 Most Important Facts about the Match
have lost their last 5 consecutive La Liga games.
haven't lost any game at home in their last 11 games.
have not won any of their last 7 away games.
haven't lost any of their last 11 games at HT.
Over 2.5 goals
have surfaced in 6 of their last 8 meetings.
Conclusion of Tip - Barcelona vs Espanyol
Barcelona's form going into this game will be a huge advantage for them as Espanyol run of shambolic form and performance might make it an easy one for the title-chasing Barcelona who will not leave any stone unturned at this crucial moment. Barcelona to win and Over 2.5 goals should come through. ACCA of Barcelona win and Over 2.5 goals should be within reach.
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Results of previous clashes
- Barcelona vs Espanyol : 2:2
- Barcelona vs Espanyol : 2:0
- Barcelona vs Espanyol : 4:0
- Barcelona vs Espanyol : 1:1
- Barcelona vs Espanyol : 5:0