2019-20 Spanish Primera – Espanyol vs Real Madrid Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Espanyol vs Real Madrid kick off? Sunday 28th June, 2020 – 21:00 (UK)

Where is Espanyol vs Real Madrid being played? RCDE Stadium

Where can I get tickets for Espanyol vs Real Madrid? No tickets are available as these matches are being played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Espanyol vs Real Madrid on in the UK? This match will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Premier Sport subscription

Where can I stream Espanyol vs Real Madrid in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers in the UK can stream the match live via a Premier Player subscription

bet365 customers may be able to stream this match live via their website and you can check their schedule here

THE TEAM NEWS

ESPANYOL

Predicted line-up (4-5-1): Diego Lopez; Javi Lopez, Cabrera, Espinosa, Adria Pedrosa; Sergi Darder, Marco Roca, David Lopez, Victor Sanchez, Adri Embarba; Raul de Tomas

Unavailable: Corchia (Injured)

Doubtful: Didac Vila (Injured)

REAL MADRID

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Vinicius Junior, Benzema, Hazard

Unavailable: Vazquez (Injured), Nacho (Injured), Jovic (Injured), Mendy (Suspended), Modric (Suspended)

Doubtful:

KEY STATS

  • Espanyol have won only 1 of their last 8 league matches
  • Espanyol have not failed to score in their last 10 home league matches
  • Espanyol have scored during the first half in 8 of their last 10 home league matches
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Espanyol’s last 6 league matches
  • Espanyol have been losing at both half time and full time in 8 of their last 9 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions
  • Real Madrid have won 14 of their last 15 matches against Espanyol in all competitions
  • Real Madrid have lost only 2 of their last 22 league matches
  • Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 9 matches against Espanyol in all competitions
  • Real Madrid have only failed to score in 1 of their last 16 matches in all competitions
  • Real Madrid have scored the first goal in 5 of their last 6 league matches
  • Sergio Ramos has scored in 3 of Real Madrid’s last 4 league matches

THE PREDICTION

Espanyol’s defeat at Betis last time out led to the sacking of Abelardo and that was as much down to the questionable team selection as the result. Rufete takes temporary charge of the team here but he has a tough assignment on his hands. They face an in-form Real side who are on a relentless charge towards the league title. As Barca continue to falter, Real are going from strength to strength and they should comfortably take all three points here once again.

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