Espanyol will face Real Madrid at RCDE Stadium in the 20th Round of Spanish LaLiga. Espanyol against Real Madrid is always the match with big interest especially during this season and LaLiga positions. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Espanyol this year showing weak results and now stands at 13th position. In ten last matches, Espanyol showed the weakest result of all LaLiga teams. They won 2 matches and lost 8, as a result, collected only 6 of 30 points. They have only 4 points difference between the relegation zone, so they need to back up and try to save their selves at highest Spanish league.
Borja Iglesias joined the club last summer for 10 m euros and now showing best results at Espanyol, so can call his signing of the year.
Espanyol is great at creating long shot opportunities, counter attacks and stealing the ball from the opposition, however, they are struggling with finishing scoring chances, defending counter attacks and avoiding individual errors.
Real Madrid trying to get back to their best football after a very weak start of the season, however till now they can’t find the best way of showing all abilities. Real Madrid was promoted to playoffs of Champions League so they are continuing the path at this tournament, in LaLiga they are at the 3rd position, so that is better than it could be. Madridistas have 10 points difference with 1st place Barcelona and 5 points with Atletico Madrid.
Real playing weak football away, they have already 4 losses and 2 draws with middle teams. This season Madrid struggling with an attack. Over the past 10 years, they are accustomed that C. Ronaldo can do everything himself, and now you need to connect a lot of players and find ways to break the defense without him.
Real have great players in their team like D. Carvajal, T. Kroos, K. Benzema, G. Bale, L. Modric, Marcelo and much more. However, G. Bale will miss this match due to a calf injury.
Los Blancos this season are very great at attacking down the wings, defending set pieces and creating chances through individual skills. However, they have a weak side with stopping opponents from creating chances, defending counter attacks and avoiding offside.