It’s time for another edition of the great Catalan derby between Espanyol and Barcelona. These two teams will face each other at the RCDE Stadium on Sunday. Let’s preview it in our sure win prediction today.
Espanyol had a very good first part of the season, but lately things are not going that well for them. Los Pericos are without a win in their last four matches and they lost three of them. That’s the reason why Espanyol fell down to 13th place in La Liga’s standings with 27 points won so far.
In their last match Los Pericos suffered their 10th loss for the season. Vicente Moreno’s team paid a visit to Athletic Bilbao, but the game ended with a 2-1 win for the hosts. Tonny Vilhena opened the score for the Catalans after just three minutes of playing, but they lost their advantage very quickly.
Barcelona approach this derby just one week after their stunning win against Atletico Madrid and their return to Top 4. Last week Los Cules hosted Atleti at the Camp Nou and celebrated an exciting 4-2 win. Now they are 4th in the league with 38 points.
Four different players scored for Barca against Atletico. Jordi Alba, Gavi, Ronald Araujo and Dani Alves all put the ball in the net behind Jan Oblak. At the same time Adama Traore debuted with an assist for Barcelona. Most likely the winger will start in the line-up against Espanyol.
Dani Alves won’t be available for Barcelona on Sunday. The Brazilian veteran got sent off against Atletico so he won’t be in the squad for the derby. Most likely he will be replaced by Sergino Dest in the starting eleven.
That’s the sure win prediction today for the Catalan derby between Espanyol and Barcelona on Sunday. Barca are looking in a much better shape, but it’s a derby – everything could go wrong for the favorites.