Barcelona vs Espanyol Predictions and Match Preview, 25 Jan 2018

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Barcelona vs Espanyol Predictions and Match Preview, 25 Jan 2018
Espanyol's city rivals Barca host the Copa del Rey Semi-final Second Leg after Quique Sanchez Flores' men snatched a 1-0 advantage through Oscar Melendo's late winner into this one at the Camp Nou. Follow our Barcelona vs Espanyol Predictions below here.
Match status: 2017-18 Copa del Rey Semi-finals
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona, Spain)

Barcelona v Espanyol Team News

This is set to be the third Barcelona derby the sides will have played this season which follows on from last week's famous Espanyol win that ended a nine-year wait for victory over the Blaugrana, after they had been severely beaten 5-0 away by the local rivals earlier in the league.

Ernesto Valverde's side responded to that defeat in the same way they did to Espanyol back in September - by running riot against Real Betis with the emphatic 5-0 scoreline last weekend that is unlikely be repeated in this one.

One reason for that is, despite losing to Sevilla at the weekends following the historical victory, Espanyol are 14th in the La Liga table and are eight points clear of the relegation danger so the Catalan club should give everything they have in the return game.

Their 3-0 defeat to Sevilla on Sunday didn't appear to be a fair result for the Budgerigars all in all even though they came into that fixture having previously won three and drawn one, so clearly Espanyol have been in fine form of late, and have been more disciplined defensively since that frustrating loss to Barca in the first half of the season.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Barcelona: Andres Iniesta, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Paco Alcacer, .

Espanyol: Jairo Morillas.

Head-to-Head Record: Barcelona v Espanyol

2017-18 Copa del Rey Semi-final 1st Leg
Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona

2017-18 Spanish La Liga
Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol

2015-16 Spanish La Liga
Espanyol 0-3 Barcelona

2015-16 Spanish La Liga
Barcelona 4-1 Espanyol

Barcelona v Espanyol Match Odds:

Barcelona - 1.11
Draw - 11.00
Espanyol - 31.00
All odds are with 1xBet (Read 1xBET Review) and are subject to change.

Conclusion and Predictions:

Backing a Barcelona win along with Under 3.5 goals looks a really good option ahead of the clash in Barcelona, and given that the Blaugrana have not conceded a single goal in their last four home matches, and will be wary of the away goal that would leave the hosts to score more than three goals, it's worth considering this bet.

Our Betting Tip:
Barcelona & Under 3.5 @ 1.56
Correct Score:
2-0 Home Win @ 8.00

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