Real Madrid vs Espanyol Odds – Sunday 31st January 2016 – 19:30 – Sky Sports 1
Real Madrid are at 1/10 with the draw available at odds of 9/1 and Espanyol are at 20/1
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Real Madrid welcome Espanyol to the Santiago Bernabeu in a match that pits 3rd placed Real against 14th placed Espanyol. Real are looking to close the gap between themselves and their rivals and Espanyol are looking to distance themselves further from the relegation zone.
Real Madrid will be looking to continue their unbeaten start under manager Zinedine Zidane and keep pace with their city rivals Atletico Madrid and rivals Barcelona who now top La Liga with a game in hand. Real will want to win this match and win it convincingly, they could go to just one point behind Atletico with a win here today but still will still be four points behind Barcelona, with the catalan side having a game in hand. Their last match was a disappointing 1-1 draw against Real Betis and they’ll be looking to make amends in front of their home crowd today.
Espanyol Looking For Distance
The visitors Espanyol find themselves in 14th position in La Liga, they are 22 points and 11 places behind their hosts Real ahead of today’s encounter. They are also only four points above the relegation zone and will want to produce a few more wins to give them breathing space. As many as 7 teams are currently fighting against relegation from La Liga and although Espanyol are the furthest away, four points isn’t much of a cushion and they’ll need to produce some excellent results if they are to be fully assured of retaining their La Liga status for next season.
Real Madrid are in an excellent run of form in La Liga and have a record of four wins and two draws in their last six and will need to maintain and improve upon this sequence if they are to win La Liga this year. Espanyol have a dismal record of three losses, two draws and the solitary win in their last six matches and will need to better this sequence of form if they want to retain their place in the top tier of Spanish football.
Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Real Madrid are Cristiano Ronaldo at 2/1 and Karim Benzema at 5/2. For Espanyol Mamadou Sylla and Andrei Ivan are at 16/1 with Hernan Perez at 22/1.
The last time these sides played Real thrashed Espanyol 6-0 and the odds of the same score line are 20/1.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Tip 1 – James to score first @ 9/2
Tip 2 – Real Madrid to win 4-1 @ 11/1
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