Espanyol vs Real Madrid Prediction and Betting Preview 28 June 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 0-1
Espanyol vs Real Madrid PredictionFollowing a difficult start to the campaign, Real Madrid have managed to turn their fortunes around over the past few months. In fact, they currently sit atop the standings, level on points with Barcelona but edging out the Blaugrana via h2h clashes this term.
Match status: 2019-20 La Liga - Matchweek 32
Kick-off:
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona)
During the summer, club president Florentina Perez announced the impending departure of head coach Zinedine Zidane and star player Cristiano Ronaldo. It was a gloomy day in the country capital as the club supporters received the saddening news.

Out in the market for reinforcements, Los Blancos completed the signing of Vinicius Jr. and Eden Hazard to bolster their chances of challenging for the league title. However, following a difficult start to the campaign, Zinedine Zidane decided to return as manager of the club.

Ever since, Real Madrid have been high-flying with every player hitting top-gear. Now favorites for league success, the Meringues cannot afford any slip-ups at this juncture. Barcelona are lurking in the corner, hoping for the slightest chance to usurp their arch-rivals to the summit.

Expect another spirited performance from Zinedine Zidane’s men as they attempt taking struggling opposition Espanyol to the cleaners on Sunday night.

Espanyol vs Real Madrid Team News

Rooted to the bottom of the standings, Espanyol have to improve performance levels over the coming weeks to escape the danger zone. They have been horrendous so far this season, struggling to see out games, much to the dismay of the club supporters.

Invited to the Benito Villamarin for a crunch La Liga game last time out, Real Betis must have been delighted at the prospect of squaring-off against the weakest side in the league. You’d bet their attacking frontline were smacking their lips at the sight of Espanyol’s sloppy defense.

Though expected to roar to victory, Los Verdiblancos were tamed by a resilient Espanyol side. The visitors got stuck in at the back, thwarting every single Betis effort to spring forth an attack. However, Betis’ Bartra headed the ball home in the 48th minute to secure a narrow 1-0 win for his side.

Already touted favorites to be crowned La Liga champions, Read Madrid welcomed relegation candidates Mallorca to the Santiago Bernabeu on the last match-day, looking to sweep the opposition aside. As expected, Los Blancos executed the win to perfection.

Once the referee blew his whistle, Real Madrid wasted no time in taking control of the game. Grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck, Vinicius Junior got his name on the scoresheet in the 19th minute to send his side ahead. Ramos wrapped up the three points in the 56th minute with a well-taken penalty.

This fixture will see the best team in the league coming up against the worst. Here, Real Madrid are overwhelming favorites for victory. Barring some high-profile bottling, Los Blancos should secure all three points very comfortably.

Real Madrid are currently on a four-game winning run and are sporting the best defensive record in the league. Meanwhile, the Periquitos have been horrific on home turf with only two wins from their 15 fixtures on this ground.
 

Injured or Suspended Players

Espanyol: Sebastian Corchia and Didac Vila.

Real Madrid: Luka Jovic, Lucas Vazquez, Nacho Fernandez and Luca Modric.
 

Pre-Match Odds

Espanyol: 8.2
Draw: 4.98
Real Madrid: 1.44

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Espanyol vs Real Madrid Predictions

Even with Luca Modric and Ferland Mendy out on the sidelines, Zinedine Zidane have a host of world-class talent on the bench. Espanyol have been meagre in both home and away games and are likely to be heavily defeated here. Expect an outright Real Madrid win, with the visitors grabbing two or more goals before the sound of the final whistle.
Our Betting Tip:
Real Win to Nil @ 2.34
Correct Score:
Espanyol 0-3 Real Madrid @ 10.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS - No @ 1.83
Match Winner:
Real Madrid Win @ 1.44
Over/Under:
Over 2.5 @ 1.81
Team Goals:
Away Over 1.5 @ 1.55
Half Time:
HT/FT - 2/2 @ 2.10
Handicap:
Away -1.5 AH @ 2.32
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