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Espanyol and Barcelona face at RCDE Stadium, in a match for the 18th round of the Primera División. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the away team, since they have a record of 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 5 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 25‑04‑2015, in a match for the Primera División, Barcelona won by (0‑2). The goals of the match were scored by Neymar (17' ) and L. Messi (25' ) for Barcelona. Although this is a match between 13th and 1st of the league table, it’s actually a match between the 12th best in home matches and the 6th best in away matches.

Analysis of Espanyol

After 6 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses, the home team is in the 13th position, havinf won 20 points so far. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Sevilla by (2‑0), after in the previous match they have won (1‑0) at home, against Las Palmas. This is a team that usually plays better at home, where they have won 14 points, against only 6 points in away matches. In the last 8 home league matches Espanyol has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 24 possible.

They haven’t lost any of the last 4 home matches for this competition. The most recurrent final score in their home league matches was the 1‑0 (3 out of 8 matches). They haven't been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. 6 of their last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals, so there is a tendency for few goals in their home matches. They have conceded the first goal in 11 of their 17 matches for this competition, and have only turned the score around in 1.

Espanhol come discouraged to this match after a 2-0 defeat against Sevilla, finishing with 2 consecutive victories in official matches. The home team have had many difficulties this season, mainly defensively. So, it's possible to note that the team led by Constantin Galca show serious weaknesses to stop counterattacks of the opponent due to the slow players. However, the best scorer of the home team is the equatorian Felipe Caicedo with 6 scored goals. Anaitz Arbilla continues injured and won't play this match. 

Confirmed Lineup: Pau López, Álvaro González, E. Roco, Víctor Álvarez, Javi López, Marco Asensio, P. Diop, Joan Jordán, F. Caicedo, H. Pérez, Burgui.
Coach: C. Gâlcă.

Analysis of Barcelona

The away team is currently in the 1st position of the league, with 38 points won, after 12 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Deportivo La Coruña, by (2‑2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Real Betis, by (4‑0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 13 points in away matches and 25 points at their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 7 goals conceded at home, against 12 goals scored and 8 conceded in away matches. In the last 7 away league matches Barcelona has a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 13 points out of 21 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (4 out of 7 matches). Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times but have turned the score around in 3.

Barcelona come motivated to this match, not only by the conquer of the World Matches, but also due to the victory in the match against Real Bétis. In this match of Catalunha it's foreseen that the team led by Luis Enrique will choose a medium-high block to get the ball possession in areas closer to the opponent's goal. Furthermore, all the Espanhol faults will be taken for Barcelona to apply their best weapon, the counterattack. The uruguayan Luis Suárez scored, by now, 26 goals. The big news to the visiting team is the return of Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal to the competition, after a long punishment period. 

Confirmed Lineup: C. Bravo, Piqué, Dani Alves, J. Mascherano, Jordi Alba, I. Rakitić, Busquets, Iniesta, L. Suárez, L. Messi, Neymar.
Coach: Luis Enrique.

Betting suggestion:

The most likely scenario to this match will be the existence of some goals. Looking to the performance of both teams we believe that Barcelona will control the match and will take advantage from the best opportunities to score. However, even in a bad moment, Espanhol must be able to create some difficulties to the Barcelona's defense. 
So, it's expected that the Catalunha match will finish with some goals on the scoreboard. 

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Primera División - 2015/2016

  • 100% 380 / 380 Games

  • Home team wins 48.16%
  • Draws 24.21%
  • Away team wins 27.63%
  • Over 1.5 76.58%
  • Over 2.5 51.58%
  • Over 3.5 28.95%
  • Goals 1043
  • Goals /match 2.74
  • Goals /match home 1.62
  • Goals /match away 1.13
  • Both teams score 50.26%
  • Goals after 80' 17.64%
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