Espanyol vs Real Madrid: Back the Los Blancos to net 2+ goals against the Blanquiazules | Futaa.com
Espanyol vs Real Madrid: Back the Los Blancos to net 2+ goals against the Blanquiazules
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Espanyol vs Real Madrid: Back the Los Blancos to net 2+ goals against the Blanquiazules

Real Madrid is set to continue its crucial run of LaLiga fixtures with a trip to the RCDE Stadium in Barcelona today.

Their hosts for the night, Espanyol, currently sit at the bottom of the table and are eight points away from 17th-placed Eibar.

Here's all you need to know ahead of placing bets.

📰 Match context

The Los Blancos and Barcelona have been locked in a fight for the top spot throughout the campaign, with the former edging the latter after the restart.

While Madrid entered the weekend as the leaders, Barcelona moved to the top even though they dropped points against Celta Vigo with the game ending in a 2-2 draw. Madrid has now been gifted this opportunity to reclaim pole position.

Their impressive performances and results recently stem from a blossoming partnership between Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema that has been winning games for them since football resumed. Their last game ended in a 2-0 win for them against RCD Mallorca with goals from Vinicius Junior and Sergio Ramos.

It has not been a bed of roses for Espanyol, though.

Far from it really, as they sit on the opposite end of the table – 20th – with a mere 24 points. A win, however improbable, would lift them from rock bottom to 18th after their rivals in the relegation race Leganes and Mallorca both dropped points on Saturday.

To add to their troubles, the Blanquiazules have just sacked head coach Abelardo Fernandez, replacing him with Sporting Director Francisco Rufete till the season comes to a close.

📲 Key betting facts

  • Espanyol has won only one of their last 10 games against Real Madrid, a 1-0 win in February 2018. Madrid has won the remaining nine.
  • Real Madrid has managed to score 30 goals against Espanyol in the last 10 games, conceding only three.
  • Karim Benzema leads the charts for Real Madrid in both categories – goals, and assists, with 17 and 6 respectively. These stats are the second-highest in terms of direct goal contributions in La Liga, 15 shy off Lionel Messi’s 38.

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