Espanyol vs Barcelona betting tips

A win for Espanyol may seem beyond them as they face Barcelona on Saturday in what is expected to be a vigorously animated match. However given their current form, you never know; you may find the ball behind the Barca net and a furious Guardiola reprimanding his players. They (Espanyol) have lost only once to Athletic Bilbao since November and may inflict an upset to the deadly Barcelona having done this three times before in their last five matches (2 draws, 1 win). Therefore the possibility of an unlikely win or a low scoring draw should not be discounted though the match favorites, Barcelona, are currently in irrepressible form thus far.

Hard to win against Barcelona

Barcelona, known for their exquisite passing and unending crop of young and talented players is a team that is hard to pin down even on bad days. The only effective approach to beating them seems to be a defensive counter-attack system since they rarely give the ball away and possess brilliant finishers. It may therefore be misguided to point out a specific player to watch for in this thrilling encounter though majority of the eyes will be on Pedro.  He has so far harnessed eight goals from 15 games with numerous assists. Some first team players may be sited on the bench to cater for fatigued limbs and give their youth team some experience.

In other news the UEFA champions league draw has been done pitting Barcelona against Arsenal (again!!) in what is expected to be an explosive encounter with retaliation in the gunners minds.

As for Espanyol, they will be looking to shrug off their 2-1 loss to Bilbao last Sunday with a win over giants Barcelona. This would be the perfect way for them to get back on the winning track. Their knack for scoring unexpected and unrelenting goals will prove to be frustrating for the opponents. This quality earned them the win over Athletico Madrid two fortnights ago. Whatever the case, this will be a thrilling encounter.

Odds 12 on Espanyol

We actually find odds 12 on Espanyol af decent price. Surely Barcelona is favorites but betting is not always about backing the favorites but more about backing the odds with most value. 1.30 is the current price backing Barcelona which is very low since this is an away match.

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