Real Madrid v Espanyol La Liga predictions, live stream and betting tips here. We're backing Los Blancos to earn another comfortable victory and retain their position at the top of the league.
Real Madrid v Espanyol match stats
- Espanyol had won three consecutive games before losing to Sevilla last weekend
- Real Madrid haven't lost a league match at the Bernabeu since February 2016
- Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 14 in 16 La Liga games this term
Real Madrid v Espanyol betting preview
Real Madrid are looking the most likely winners of the La Liga title at this stage of the season. Coming into this weekend's games, los Blancos sit above their El Clasico rivals Barcelona by one point, although they have two games in hand on the Catalonian side and still have 18 games to play in the rest of this Primera Division campaign.
Zinedine Zidane will have been unhappy to see his side to go out of the Copa Del Rey last month, but their league form has remained relatively solid and they come into this match having won five of their last six league matches and they also beat Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie. We're backing them for another win here at 1/6 with BetVictor
Espanyol are still capable of hauling themselves into the top six and thus earning themselves a spot in next year's Europa League competition. The side led by former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores have performed well so far this season but have lacked the consistency to earn themselves a higher position in the league than their current one.
After winning three consecutive La Liga fixtures, Txuriurdin went down 1-2 at the hands of Real Sociedad last weekend and although they have some talented players including the likes of Gerard Moreno and the experienced Jose Antonio Reyes, we don't think they have enough quality to win at the Bernabeu and neither do the bookies, hence odds of 33/1 on the away win with bet365
We're backing a very comfortable victory for Real Madrid in this game. Los Blancos have the home advantage and they haven't lost in their last sixteen league matches at the Santiago Bernabeu in a run that has almost stretched on for 12 months now, whilst Espanyol will have had some confidence taken following that home defeat last time out. Real Madrid to win with a two goal handicap is our recommended bet at odds of 6/5 with Ladbrokes
Real Madrid to win with a two goal handicap @ 6/5 with Ladbrokes