Barcelona (2-0-0) Espanyol (0-1-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 9, 2017, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
Barcelona (2/11) Draw (8/1) Espanyol (18/1)
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Barcelona has had a shocking transfer window. Not only did they lost Neymar, they also overspend on players such as Dembele due to the amount of money other clubs knew Barcelona had. In addition to that, Suarez has had injury problems and Messi is talking about leaving the club. With all that in mind, the team takes on Espanyol in a game that they must win in order to keep their record perfect this season in La Liga.
Barcelona will be at home for this game and that is always a big advantage since this team gets one of the best home support in the world. Messi and Suarez should play this game and they will be backed up by the likes of Rakitic and Iniesta meaning that there is enough talent in the side to comfortably win this game.
Espanyol is also a club based in the city of Barcelona meaning that this is a rival game. Furthermore, the history of Espanyol and Barcelona is long meaning that the away side will be desperate to cause an upset in this game. That being said, I don’t think that they will get a result since they are simply not good enough in terms of quality. I think they will be beaten and I think it might be quite bad.
All in all, I think that Barcelona will win this game with some ease. Unfortunately, we are not getting a good enough price to make this bet so I would avoid it if possible. That being said, I think there is still value in this game. We are getting a good price for the over 2.5 goals and I think that Barcelona will score 3 goals by themselves so this bet makes sense in my opinion.