Free football predictions for the weekend – Espanyol vs FC Barcelona
Barcelona played against Espanyol in the 19th round of the La Liga derby. The match will be played on Saturday, January 4, starting at 10:00 am at RCDE Stadium
The two teams are at the two ends of the standings, with Espanyol in the last 20th position with only 10 points, while Barca is the leader in the standings with a slight 2 point advantage over rivals Real Madrid. Barcelona will aim to increase their advance to the top this weekend and enter as a favorite in the upcoming match. The guests are in good shape and it will be a surprise if they do not win the three points.
Their rival is in serious crisis this season. The team is at the bottom of the La Liga standings. In addition, Espanyol failed to win any of the last five Catalan derbies with Barcelona and recorded two draws during that period. Is it possible for the hosts to take the surprise on Saturday night?
The Espanyol team has won just two of its last 20 clashes against its notorious neighbors. Only one of the last five matches has ended with over 2.5 goals. Espanyol’s poor performance in the Championship this season has led to another change of coach, their second for the current campaign, as Abelardo was selected to lead the Pablo Machin team, with whom after all Espanyol went on to eliminate in the Europa League. The hosts have failed to win any of their last ten league games, losing to Leganes in their last match of the year.
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 11 games and have sent 2019 a clear 4-1 victory over Alaves. In his current form, the graduates of Ernesto Valverde should win against the last one in the standings and bet on the mark 2. You can also predict over 1.5 goals before the break, as I expect guests to play at a high level from the beginning of the match and to score in the first half. Good luck with our free football predictions for the weekend!