Real Madrid 1/2 to beat Espanyol in Sunday’s La Liga matchup
Competition: La Liga
Market: Real Madrid win
Odds: 1/2 @ Bet 365
Hoping to continue on their eye-catching run of form since returning to action, Real Madrid will make the trip to relegation scrappers Espanyol from behind closed doors on Sunday night.
Starting with the hosts, continuing on what has been a woeful run of form, Espanyol have all but lost their La Liga status. In their 31 top-flight matches this season, they have recorded five wins, nine draws, and 17 defeats, scoring 26 and conceding 50 in return. Along with opening the weekend fixtures sat eight points adrift of safety, it should also be noted that Espanyol hold the second-worst attacking record in the division. As for their previous run of results, Sunday’s hosts have been hit with back-to-back defeats and have won just one of their last eight top-flight contests. It is also worth highlighting that Espanyol have won just a pair of their last 15 La Liga matchups on home soil.
As for the visitors, continuing on what has been a stellar run of form, Real Madrid still have their sights on the La Liga title. In their 31 top-flight matches this season, they have recorded 20 wins, eight draws, and just three defeats, scoring 59 and conceding 21 in return. With their goal difference keeping them at the top of the table, it should also be noted that the Whites comfortably hold the best defensive record in the division. As for their previous run of results, Real Madrid have won each of their four La Liga contests since returning from the enforced break, scoring 10 goals and conceding two in return. Given the huge gulf in class between the two sides, we’re backing an away victory this weekend.
Bet: Real Madrid 1/2 to beat Espanyol in Sunday’s La Liga matchup @ Bet 365