After beating Sporting Lisbon in the very last minute, Real Madrid have to face Espanyol in La Liga. Los Blancos need to defend the first position in the table in an easy ground in the last few years. So far, Real Madrid have won all three games in La Liga and will try to continue with the positive results in Barcelona.
Last year, for instance, Real Madrid thrashed twice Espanyol. First, in September, Los Blancos won 0-6 in Barcelona with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring 5 goals. At Bernabéu, Real Madrid repeated the result -again six goals- and the Portuguese star scored then ‘only’ three goals. But the positive results don’t end there because Los Blancos also won 1-4 two years ago at Cornellà-El Prat and 0-1 in the year 2014. Last time Espanyol earned a point was in the season 2012/13, when they drew in both games.
Real Madrid are big favourites again to win at Cornellà. In Betfair you can back Zidane’s side to beat Espanyol with 4/11 odds. The draw pays 15/4 and Real Madrid losing the game 8/1. If you think Real Madrid will be winning at half and full time, odds are 2.0.
We can expect a lot of goals in the game because Espanyol have conceded 9 goals in only three games and Los Blancos have scored 10 goals so far in La Liga. If there are more than 3.5 goals in the game, the odds are 6/5 at Betfair, and if there are more than 4.5 odds raised up to 11/4.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the protagonist last year against Espanyol. The Portuguese also showed his skills this week with a superb free kick against Sporting Lisbon. You can back Cristiano Ronaldo to score with 7/10 odds. If the Portuguese scores two or more goals, odds are 5/2 and a hat-trick or more 12/1. After scoring the last goal against Sporting Lisbon, Morata could have the opportunity to start the game. If the Spaniard scores at any moment, the odds are 21/20 and if he scores twice, 15/4.