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Real Madrid vs Espanyol 12/07/2019 Online Soccer, Betting Picks and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Real Madrid vs Espanyol 12/07/2019 – It’s a battle of David and Goliath in the Spanish La Liga as European powerhouse Real Madrid play host to bottom feeders Espanyol. The Los Blancos will seek to gain their 10th win and move to the top of the La Liga leaderboard while the Blanquiazules will try to score an upset and revive their fading hopes. Gametime is set on Saturday at 7:00 AM ET at the Santiago Bernebeu. Viewing is available in Premier Sports 1 in the UK and live streaming at SofaScore. Online soccer betting favors Real Madrid to take the victory over Espanyol and supplant league-leading Barcelona in the La Liga table.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol 12/07/2019
The Los Blancos (9-4-1 win-draw-loss, 31 points) are on a tear in the past five games since losing to Mallorca on October 20. They are 4-1-0 in the La Liga and have averaged 2.4 goals per game during that span. Their defense was solid as well, allowing just two goals in five games, including three clean sheets. A win would provisionally move Real Madrid to the top of the team classification ahead of Barcelona. It will be interesting to note that Real Madrid are still unbeaten at home with a 5-2-0 record and football pundits expect the XI of French great Zinedine Zidane to resume their unblemished home record against Espanyol as they head to the El Clasico on December 18.
Players to watch: K. Benzema (10 G, 1 A), S. Ramos (3 G), L. Modric (2 G, 4 A), T. Kroos (2 G, 2 A), D. Carvajal (1 G, 4 A)
The Blanquiazules (2-3-10, 9 points) have been on a month-long La Liga winless skid as they lost their four of their last five games. The only bright spot for the Pablo Machin-coached side is the 1-1 result against Getafe on November 24 and in their last outing, they suffered a 2-4 setback at the hands of Osasuna, relegating them further to 19th spot, three points behind bottom feeders Leganes. Over the past five matches, the Barcelona-based XI allowed an average of 2.6 goals while scoring an average of one goal. Espanyol will need a miracle to outclass Real Madrid and restore their chance of remaining in the league next season.
Players to watch: M. Roca (2 G), M. Vargas (2 A), J. Calleri (1 G, 1 A), S. Darder (1 G), W. Lei (1 G).
Real Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Numbers
Summary: Real Madrid, the overwhelming favorite, is to gain their 10th victory against Espanyol at home. Sportsbook sees Los Blancos having the majority of the possession and the Blanquiazules would need a defensive miracle to stop the offensive armada to stand a chance and silence the cheering home crowd.
Score Prediction: Real Madrid will emerge victorious over Espanyol, 4-1.