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Barcelona vs Espanyol Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - One way traffic expected at Camp Nou

  • Barcelona have won their last 12 home matches against Espanyol
  • Barcelona have won by 3+ goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches against Espanyol
  • Barcelona have to win to stay in touch of Real Madrid
  • Espanyol have lost their last 5 matches
  • Watch Barcelona vs Espanyol with bet365 live streaming
Barcelona vs Espanyol
Barcelona have won the last 12 matches against Espanyol at Camp Nou (Getty Images)

Barcelona appear to have found a winning formula as they host local rivals Espanyol at Camp Nou. There is a huge gulf in class between these clubs and a comfortable Barcelona win is expected against relegation bound Espanyol.

Barcelona Form


Barcelona are four points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid with four matches remaining. Quique Setién’s side drew 2-2 at Celta Vigo and 2-2 at home against Atletico Madrid, throwing away leads on both occasions.

Barcelona won 4-1 at Villarreal last time out. An own goal was followed by strikes to Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati. 

It was a deserved win with Barca having 68% possession, 18-9 shots and 2.75-0.96 expected goals. Setién played Lionel Messi behind Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann which should be the formula going forward.

Barcelona Team News


Midfielder Frenkie de Jong and winger Ousmane Dembélé are injured. Centre-back Samuel Umtiti and left-back Junior Firpo are doubtful.

Barcelona Line Up


The predicted Barcelona line up vs Espanyol is Stegen, Alba, Lenglet, Piqué, Semedo, Roberto, Busquets, Vidal, Messi, Suárez, Griezmann.

Messi Suárez Griezmann
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are a fearsome strike force (Getty Images)

Espanyol Form


Espanyol are bottom of La Liga, 11 points off safety with four matches remaining. Defeat at Camp Nou will confirm their relegation to the Segunda Division.

Manager Francisco Rufete recently took over, Espanyol’s fourth manager of the season a clear sign of the turmoil surrounding the club. They have lost their last five La Liga matches.

Espanyol lost 1-0 at Real Betis, 1-0 at home against Real Madrid and 2-1 at Real Sociedad. Their last match was a 1-0 home defeat against Espanyol. It was an ugly match with Jonathan Calleri sent off late.

Espanyol Team News


Striker Jonathan Calleri is suspended.

Espanyol Line Up


The predicted Espanyol line up vs Barcelona is López, Vilá, Cabrera, Espinosa, López, López, Roca, Embarba, Darder, Melendo, Tomás. 

Barcelona vs Espanyol Head to Head


Barcelona have a 111-35 advantage against Espanyol with 40 draws in 186 matches. The first encounter this season was a 2-2 draw at RCDE Stadium with Lei Wu scoring a late equaliser for Espanyol.

Barcelona have won the last 12 matches against Espanyol at Camp Nou with the last seven coming by 2+ goals.

Barcelona vs Espanyol Odds


Barcelona are short priced 1.14 favourites at bet365 with Espanyol priced at 26.00 at Coral. A draw is available at 8.50 at betfair.

Barcelona vs Espanyol Match Up


This fixture has been one way traffic in recent years, Barcelona winning by 2+ goals in 10 of their last 11 home matches against Espanyol. Since 2014 the results have been 5-1, 4-1, 5-0, 4-1, 5-0, 2-0, 2-0 in Barcelona’s favour.

Espanyol
Espanyol's horror season is almost over with relegation all but assured (Getty Images)

Barcelona vs Espanyol Stats


  • Barcelona have won 8 of their last 9 home matches (all competitions).
  • Barcelona have won to nil in 4 of their last 5 home matches (La Liga).
  • Barcelona have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 3 matches (La Liga).
  • Barcelona have won their last 12 home matches against Espanyol (all competitions).
  • Barcelona have won by 2+ goals in 10 of their last 11 home matches against Espanyol (all competitions).
  • Barcelona have won by 3+ goals in 5 of their last 7 home matches against Espanyol (all competitions).
  • Espanyol have lost their last 5 matches (La Liga).
  • Espanyol have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches (La Liga).

Barcelona vs Espanyol FAQ

Where can I watch the Barcelona vs Espanyol live stream online?

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Where is Barcelona vs Espanyol being played?

Barcelona vs Espanyol is being played at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.

When is Barcelona vs Espanyol being played?

Barcelona vs Espanyol is being played at 21:00 BST on Wednesday 8 July 2020.

What competition are Barcelona vs Espanyol playing in?

Barcelona vs Espanyol are playing in La Liga.

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Verdict

Barcelona are not going to show any mercy to Espanyol who are having a horror season. Anything other than a convincing home win would be a big surprise.

Best Bet: Barcelona -2 Handicap Handicap @130 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Barcelona -3 Handicap Handicap @333 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Barcelona Win 5-0 Correct Score @1400 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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