Barcelona vs Espanyol Predictions

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Barcelona to Win and Over 2.5 Match Goals

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Barcelona 3-0

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Tip Reasoning

  • Barcelona have only lost one home league game this season – to second placed Real Madrid
  • Espanol remain winless on the road in 2021/22
  • Barcelona have scored more goals at home than any other La Liga team this campaign

A Legend Returns To Camp Nou

Xavi takes charge of Barcelona for the first time in this fixture and he is sure to get a hero’s welcome as he steps into the home dugout.

It will be interesting to see what tweaks the midfield icon makes to a side who have won just one of their last five matches, but one area he does not have to fix is the attack.

Barca have scored 15 times in seven home games, while five of their six wins this season have come on home soil, so a return to the comforts of Camp Nou should stand them in good stead and they should be able to blow away their struggling opponents.

Espanol Winless On The Road

There is a huge disparity between Espanol’s form away from home compared to at the RCDE Stadium. In six games on the road, they have lost three and drawn three, conceding nine goals in the process.

That form means they lie in mid-table, actually level on points with Barcelona, but it is difficult to see how they can topple their cross-city rivals here.

Vicente Moreno’s side have conceded at least two goals in their last four away games, while their only clean sheet on the road came on the opening day in a 0-0 draw with Osasuna.

Given that, I expect them to lose heavily here, with Barcelona picking up a handsome and comfortable 3-0 victory to kick off the Xavi era in style.

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