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Espanyol - Real Madrid
La Liga
Sun, 28.08.2022 – 11:00 PM GMT+3
our main tip:
Benzema to Score

Espanyol vs Real Madrid 28.08.2022

After a 2-2 thriller at Celta Vigo on matchday 1, Espanyol lost 2-0 at home to a ruthless Rayo Vallecano team in a bad-tempered match that saw both teams reduced to 10 men in the opening half with the sending off of Rayo defender Lejeune for two quick bookings in the 16th minute and Espanyol defender Sergi Gomez who got a straight red for dangerous play at the half-hour mark.

Defending Champions Real Madrid have kicked off the defence of their title on a perfect note with back-to-back road wins over Almeria and Celta Vigo respectively. The 4-1 thrashing of Celta last weekend was peak Los Bloncos performance as they had the hosts chasing shadows from start to finish. Two goals in either half from Benzema, Modric, Vinicius Junior and Valverde put Celta to the sword.

We expect Real Madrid to keep the momentum going here against the hosts who are still trying to find their bearing. Having got the monkey off his back at the weekend with his opening goal this season, we fancy Benzema to get on the scoring charts again here. He has scored 4 goals in his last 5 games against Espanyol

Main tip: Benzema Anytime Scorer (go to tip details)

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Head-to-Head stats Espanyol vs Real Madrid

We look at the last 10 matches between these teams:

  • Real Madrid dominates with 8 wins to Espanyol’s 2 wins
  • On average, these matches scored 2.40 goals per match
  • The last time they met, Real Madrid won 4-0

Latest results Espanyol

  • Winless in their last 5 games (2D, 3L)
  • 3 goals scored in their last 5 games. Average 0.60 goals per game
  • Lost 2-0 at home to Rayo Vallecano in their last league game

Latest results Real Madrid

  • 4 wins and a draw in their last 5 games
  • 12 goals scored in their last 5 games. Average 2.40 goals per game
  • They thrashed Celta Vigo 4-1 in their last match
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La Liga Table Standings and Latest Results

Espanyol: rank 13th – 2 matches – 0 wins – 1 draw – 1 loss – 1 point
Form Guide (most recent first): L-D-D-L-L

Real Madrid: rank 2nd – 2 matches – 2 wins – 0 draws – 0 losses – 6 points
Form Guide (most recent first): W-W-W-W-D

Possible squad Espanyol

Espanyol: Lopez; Cabrera, Pedrosa, Calero, Gil; Darder, Herrera, Bare, Embarba; de Tomas, Puado

Out: None

Coach: Vicente Moreno

Possible squad Real Madrid

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr

Out: None

Coach: Carlo Ancelotti

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Our tip(s) and odds in detail

According to the statistics above and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following:

1) Bet on Benzema Anytime Scorer

1xBet offers competitive odds for the bet “Benzema Anytime Scorer”
The odd of 1.72 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 58% chance that Benzema will score a goal anytime in this game

Odds for Benzema Anytime Scorer

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2) Bet on Correct Score 0-2

  • Real has scored at least twice in their last 5 straight games
  • Espanyol have struggled in front of goal failing to score in 3 of their last 5 matches

Betboro offers competitive odds for the bet “Correct Score 0-2”
The odd of 8.00 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 13% chance that Real Madrid will win this encounter by a correct score of 0-2

Odds comparison for Correct Score 0-2

Betboro – odd 8.00
Betway – odd 7.50

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