Barcelona – Espanyol
It’s time for the big Catalan derby again because Barcelona will host their local rival Espanyol at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. In our football prediction betting tips today we will provide you with our impressions about this derby at the moment.
To be fair, we are not completely sure it’s going to be a competitive game between these two teams. Espanyol are having a terrible season so far and they are 20th in the league with 24 points. It’s pretty much obvious now that Los Perricos will play in Segunda next season, which is pity. The club changed three managers during the season, but neither one of them was able to fix what’s happening. Espanyol have been just terrible so far in La Liga.
Barcelona on the other hand are four points behind the leader Real Madrid, but they are not in a very strong position to defend their title. Most likely Los Cules will finish the campaign in La Liga and they will focus on the remaining games in the Champions League. Barca made too many mistakes since the season was restarted. They had two points advantage in front of Madrid, but now they are four points behind.
Barca showed their muscles in their last game, though. Quique Setien’s boys visited Villarreal and enjoyed a spectacular 4-1 win. Antoine Griezmann scored a wonderful goal, while Luis Suarez and Ansu Fati also scored. Villarreal’s Pau Lopez scored himself an own goal.
At the same time Espanyol suffered another loss in their last game. Abelardo’s team hosted Leganes, but got outperformed for a 0-1 defeat. It doesn’t matter what the manager is trying now, it just doesn’t work out well for Espanyol.
That’s our football prediction betting tips today for the La Liga fixture between Barcelona and Espanyol on Wednesday. We believe that for Barca it’s a wonderful chance to score a lot of goals against their domestic rival.