LaLiga – Espanyol – R Madrid on Match-day 8

Espanyol vs. R Madrid

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LaLiga action on Sunday as Espanyol and RMA meet at Rcde Stadium – 4:15pm GMT.

RMA go to Rcde Stadium with Champion’s League dreams for next season very much alive. They currently sit in first as they take on fourteenth placed Espanyol.

It’s six points so far for Espanyol this season, going into this meeting

Espanyol must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Seville at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Vicente Moreno knows that a run of three losses in five games for his Espanyol side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. They currently stand fourteenth in the League, with six points having won one game, drawn three fixtures, and lost three matches.

Espanyol have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game of their three League matches at home this season.

Winning this fixture will see Espanyol on 9 points.

Going into Sunday’s game, Vicente Moreno without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

Winning the LaLiga and securing a Champion’s League qualification is R Madrid’s focus

RMA come to this match on the back of a 0-0 home draw against Villarreal at Santiago Bernabeu.

League leaders RMA keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five meetings is astonishing this season, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their LaLiga position. They are the current League leaders with 17 points having won five fixtures and drawn two games.

Playing away from home, RMA have won three matches and drawn one game.

The ultimate prize this season will be for R Madrid to finish top of the LaLiga and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.

RMA’s squad has depth, but even so, Carlo Ancelotti is likely to be missing five of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

Espanyol v R Madrid – Head-to-Head.

The recent form between these two sides has seen RMA with a greater number of wins. In the last 54 meetings, they have enjoyed 40 wins, to Espanyol’s eight victories. Further, RMA have won all thirteen of the last 20 fixtures played against Espanyol. The last time they played each other in this competition Los Blancos secured a 0-1 away win. With both sides conceding goals in their most recent game together, the probability of both sides scoring on Sunday is 58.48%.

The match odds suggest a 60.24 percent probability of an RMA win.