The Derby of Catalonia! Today we are going to present to you the clash between Espanyol and Barcelona from Round 19 of Spanish La Liga. The game is set to take place at RCDE Stadium in Barcelona. The kick-off is 20:00 GMT 0.
Espanyol with the new manager Abelardo
The team of Espanyol has faced many obstacles so far in La Liga. Currently, the team lies at the bottom of the table. Surely it is not a big relief for the fans that the team is going to participate in the knock-out phase of the Europa League in February. Meanwhile, the team should consider possible ways how to skip relegation to La Liga 2. That would be a huge downfall for a team with such traditions as Espanyol. The management has appointed a third coach throughout the season – an indicator that the current situation needs emergent measures. The former Alaves coach and Barcelona legend Abelardo will the man to make his official debut today. He is considered the savior of Espanyol. We will see.
Barcelona this season
Barcelona is currently on the top of the league and it seems they are going to record another title. What is new at Nou Camp? The management has loaned out Carles Alena to Betis in order to gain more playing minutes. Still, it has been considering the potential sale of Vidal or Rakitic, we will see what it is going to happen later on in January transfer window.
Our betting tip for today
Considering the tactical approach of Abelardo and the derby spirit of the game we cannot see more than 4 goals in that game. Backing Under 3.5 Goals is a reasonable option!
Spain – La Liga
Espanyol vs Barcelona
January 4th, Saturday, 20:00 GMT +0