Espanyol – Barcelona
Espanyol welcomes Barcelona in a match from the 22th round of the Spanish La Liga. We are about to examine this game and give you our vip soccer predictions today for it.
This is the big Catalan derby, but once again Barca are the favourites here. Los Cules are still unbeaten in 21 La Liga games this season. They are leaders in the standings with 11 points advantage in front of the 2nd Atletico Madrid. Ernesto Valverde’s team is almost flawless since the start of the season.
Espanyol on the other hand are 15th in La Liga with 24 points won so far. The Los Pericos have a record of 6 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses. In their last five matches Espanyol won twice, but also lost twice and made one draw. In their last game they suffered a 2-3 defeat against Leganes.
These two sides met recently in two games for the Copa del Rey. Espanyol surprisingly won the first game with 1-0 at home, before being eliminated after a 0-2 defeat at the Camp Nou. Espanyol is the only team since the start of the season who have achieved a win over Barcelona.
This is why Ernesto Valverde and his boys must be very careful in this match. Barca are very close to secure the title, especially if they continue to win on a regular basis like this. But you can be sure that they would want to keep their unbeaten record as long as possible. Can they finish the season unbeaten? This would be a massive achievement for Valverde and his team.
Meanwhile Espanyol would be happy just to keep their place in the league. For now their potential is not allowing them do to anything better than that.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the La Liga clash between Espanyol and Barcelona.