🧩 Barcelona vs Espanyol: Key details, predicted XIs & betting facts
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🧩 Barcelona vs Espanyol: Key details, predicted XIs & betting facts

Barcelona get ready for their first derby under Quique Setien as they host Espanyol at Camp Nou on Matchday 35 of LaLiga, following a very impressive performance and victory on the road against Villarreal.

We're banking on an entertaining derby, and here's all you need to know ahead of kickoff.

🧩 Barcelona vs Espanyol key details

  • 🗓 8 July 2020
  • 🏟 Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • ⌚️ 23:00 kickoff (EAT)

🧮 Likely starting XIs

Barcelona (4-3-1-2):

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Vidal, Busquets, Roberto; Messi; Griezmann, Suárez

Espanyol (4-2-3-1):

Diego López; Javi López, Bernardo, Cabrera, Dídac; Roca, David López; Melendo, Darder, Embarba; De Tomás

🔑 Key betting facts

  • Lionel Messi is the all-time top scorer in the history of the Catalan Derby with 25 goals.
  • He also holds the record of most appearances made against RCD Espanyol, with 34.
  • Francisco Rufete replaced Abelardo Fernandez to become Espanyol’s fourth manager this season. The latter was in charge of the team for only a month before he was sacked.
  • It has been more than a decade since Espanyol last won against Barcelona in the league. The match in question was in 2008, at Camp Nou when Barcelona lost 2-1.
  • The last time Espanyol kept a clean sheet against Barcelona was in 2018/19’s Copa del Rey quarter-finals first leg, which ended 1-0.

🔮 Futaa prediction

  • Barcelona to win at FT priced at 1.10
  • Barcelona to score over 2.5 goals priced at 1.61
  • Over 2.5 match goals priced at 1.39

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