Match: Espanyol vs Barcelona
League: Spanish Primera Division – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium.
Espanyol vs Barcelona: The current toppers and the defending champion, Barcelona, will face Espanyol, the last classified, this Saturday in La Liga. Of course, we are in line for a monstrous performance of Barça at the RCDE stadium.
Barça will want to start their 2020 with the right grade. They have faced serious challenges in previous seasons, and on several occasions they have given up all their hard work with a reckless and uninspired game.
The team simply has no choice this time to make a mistake. Fans expect glory at the end of the season, and for that they need to gain momentum now.
A great victory in the first game of the year could do them good.
Espanyol faced Leganés, now 19th, on the last day of the game, and the first lost 2-0 on the road.
Meanwhile, Barcelona did a light job of Alavés, while heading for a 4-1 victory at Camp Nou.
At first glance, a favorite emerges to show all three points on the board. Barcelona is at the top of the table, while its opponent is the number 20 team in a league of 20 teams.
In addition, Espanyol has won the least amount of games in the league this season, scored less and conceded the most goals.
Above all, they have a 100% record without victories against the local fans this season, and have scored a total of 20 goals in away games. Keep in mind that the worst after is only 15.
On the other hand, the best Barcelona has scored the most goals with 47, while even one team has not yet reached the 35-goal mark. Yes, this statistic also includes the powerful Real Madrid.
In the process, Barça has demonstrated a clear dominance over the years in H2O clashes. They have registered 29 of the last 34 h2h victories and have conceded a total of only two goals in the last eight games against this opponent.
In addition, on this site, Barça has registered 12 of the last 14 victories and has awarded a total of only two goals in its last nine visits.
Given these overwhelming observations, it is rightly considered that Barcelona should record an overwhelming victory this Saturday against Espanyol.