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  • Real Madrid vs Espanyol Predictions: Real Looking for Third Straight Win

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Predictions: Real Looking for Third Straight Win

19:45 Sunday 1 October 2017
Simon Winter
  • Real Madrid have only kept 1 clean sheet in 8 (Both teams to score @ ) — 10/11 10Bet
  • Real Madrid have been winning at half time in 4 of their last 5 matches (Real Madrid to be winning at half time @ ) — 4/11 Bet-at-home

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Having won just 50% of their six La Liga matches so far this season, champions Real Madrid have surprised many with their lacklustre performances in Spain in 2017/18. Los Blancos enjoyed enormous success last year and that may have eaten away a little of their players’ motivation for this campaign. Usually so strong at the Bernabeu, it’s strange to see that the home team are yet to win a league game on their own turf from three tries ahead of this week’s Real Madrid vs Espanyol preview. Their form hasn’t been reflected in the latest football odds however and the bookmakers still have this priced at around 1/10 for an outright win for Real – a price that offers little to no value for bettors.

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The visiting team in our Real Madrid vs Espanyol betting tips are unbeaten in their last three Primera División fixtures, recovering extremely well from their harrowing 0-5 derby thumping by Barcelona a couple of weeks ago. Incredibly, the Periquitos can go level on points with Madrid if they can somehow snatch the three points away from their more famous opponents on Sunday. Unfortunately for Espanyol, historians are likely to put a dampener on any aspirations they have by pointing out that their last win in the Bernabeu came in 1996.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction and Betting Advice

The away team featured in our Real Madrid vs Espanyol bets haven’t managed to score a goal on their last three trips to play Los Blancos in the capital. And although those stats don’t seem to back our opening prediction, this season Madrid have been prone to defensive mishaps and moments of lapsed concentration. Ramos and company have only kept one clean sheet in the last eight times they have taken to the field.

The visitors have started to find a little goal-scoring form themselves, netting six times in their last three. Just as important for our bet are their defensive figures and Espanyol have stopped the opposition scoring just once in six matches. 10Bet have sensational odds for our first pick for Sunday’s face-off. They come out on top when compared to their rivals.

As we hinted at above, this is a tough fixture to find odds with enough value to entice a potential bettor. Our football tips today required some out of the box thinking, but we think we have found a cracker for the next instalment from today’s Real Madrid vs Espanyol predictions. In four of their last five fixtures, Real have been leading the match at half time. Zidane likes his team to come out of the blocks fast – in nine of their eleven clashes in 2017/18 they have scored a first half goal.

With Los Blancos having stuttered through the first couple of months of the La Liga season, the pressure is on deliver early. Their 3-1 midweek win in Dortmund should help them solidify their confidence ahead of a game they should certainly be winning. A strong opening forty-five minutes should help them on their way to the desired result. You’ll find the most lucrative odds for this selection over at Bet-at-home.

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