Espanyol vs Barcelona 04/25/2015 La Liga Preview , Odds and Prediction
Barcelona vs Espanyol
Saturday 25th April 2015 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Espanyol 11/1 Draw 5/1 Barcelona 1/4 See the Latest Odds
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One of the great spanish derby's will see Espanyol host Barcelona on Saturday afternoon. Barcelona come into this game off the back of their impressive midweek win over PSG. Luis Enrique's side were impressive in the way they disposed of the french champions over two legs with the attacking trio of Messi, Neymar and Suarez extremely effective. Barcelona are looking to win the treble this year with a domestic cup final on the horizon along with the Champions League and La Liga title. Unbeaten in this fixture in fifteen of their last sixteen Barcelona will be looking to keep that run going and extend their gap at the top of La Liga from two to five points.
Espanyol have themselves been in impressive form unbeaten in their last six they will come into this game in confident form. Also there is no doubt that Espanyol know that this game is a shot to nothing as they are expected to lose. Sergio Garcia and Caicedo are in fine form individually and they will take the fight to Barcelona. It is hard to make a case for Espanyol given that Barcelona have thoroughly dominated this Derby since 2009 but to be honest I have a sneaky suspiciion this Espanyol team would love nothing more that to play spolier.
I'm going to take the draw at halftime as I think BArcelona may struggle early in this one bit eventualy will probabaly wear down Espanyol It's definitely worth a little to note that Espanyol have not lost in three of the last six games played between the two in Espanyol and it is possible that Espanyol could hold of Barcelona tomorrow if they can get through the first 30 minutes.