Barcelona Vs Espanyol La Liga 2016–2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast: Reigning La Liga champions FC Barcelona will look to build a new winning streak as they go head to head with Espanyol this Sunday, December 18th (December 19th in India).
Barcelona Vs Espanyol Spain La Liga 2016–2017 IST (Indian Time), EST (USA Time), UK (British Time), GMT+0 Match Preview and Live Stream
Match: Barcelona Vs Espanyol (Spain La Liga)
Date: December 18th, 2016; 14:45 EST, 19:45 UK, 1:15 IST (December 19th)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
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Luis Enrique’s men are coming on the back of a vital 3–0 victory away at Osasuna in their recent La Liga fixture. But they did fail to win in their last 2 league matches at Camp Nou. Barca have astonishingly dropped more points at home this season than away from home, gathering only 12 points out of possible 21. Moreover, the victory on the road at Osasuna is their first one after drawing 3 straight games in the league. They are currently second in the La Liga standings, but the slump in point have opened up a 6 point gap with arch rivals and current league leaders Real Madrid. As regards team news: Brazilian star Neymar should be fit to start after getting some minutes under his belt in Qatar in midweek.
On the other hand, Espanyol extended their undefeated spell to 9 league matches last weekend with a close 2–1 success at home against Sporting Gijon. The Quique Sanchez Flores team are tidy at the back and are one of the best defensive unit in the league at the moment after keeping 4 clean sheets in their last 5 outings. They are currently sitting 9th in the league standings and are a much improved team at this point of the season than in previous seasons. As for Espanyol injury update: Hernan Perez and Leo Baptistao are both doubts for this clash.
Barcelona Vs Espanyol: Head-to-Head Stats
Espanyol beat a weakened Barca side 1–0 to win the Supercopa de Cataluña in October. They’ve lost 8 of their last 9 meetings in other competitions though and have conceded 5 goals on their last two league visits to Camp Nou.
Barcelona Vs Espanyol Spain La Liga 2016–2017: Prediction and Betting tips
Barcelona would be looking to close in on Real Madrid’s ever extending lead at the top, but Espanyol could prove to be a tough nut to crack. A scored draw would not be out of the question considering the resilience offered by Sanchez’ men.
Draw at 9/1
Both teams to score at 5/4