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Real Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tips

Published on 7:30pm GMT 31 January 2016

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      Real Madrid vs Espanyol Predictions


      Zinedine Zidane suffered his first setback last weekend when Los Blancos could only draw 1-1 at Real Betis to lose more ground on Barcelona in the title race. With Atletico and Barca meeting at the Camp Nou this weekend, it is essential Real Madrid win this match to close the gap on at least one of the sides above them.

      It is hard to see them not doing that given their recent home form. They have won all 6 home games since losing El Clasico and have scored an incredible 35 goals in those matches and hammered Espanyol 6-0 when the sides met earlier in the season in Barcelona.

      Even without the injured Gareth Bale, they should have more than enough to win this comfortably too and look good value at 1.775 with a -2.5 Asian handicap.

      Espanyol are not in good form and haven’t won any of their 7 matches since the festive break. They’ve conceded twice or more in each of the last 5 so there is really nothing here to indicate that Espanyol will even make much of a game of this.

      They are only 4 points above the relegation zone so will have to be quite careful they don’t get sucked into a relegation battle. They came within minutes of winning last time out at home to Villarreal but have lost all of their last 7 away games in the league so surely there will only be one result here.

      At 10/1 you can back Real Madrid to score five goals for the 3rd time at home under Zidane with an easy 5-0 win.

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