Barcelona vs Espanyol | Match Preview & Info

Barcelona vs Espanyol

Match Info


21 Nov 2021


1:30 AM IST | [UTC +5:30]




Camp Nou

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 Match Lineup

⭕ Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Èric García, Piqué, Alba; Busquets, Nico, F De Jong; Gavi, Akhomach, Memphis.
⭕ Espanyol XI: Lopez; Vidal, Gomez, Cabrera, Pedrosa; David Lopez, Darder; Herrera, Puado, Embarba; De Tomas. .

Match Result

⭕ FT : Barcelona | 1 - 0 | Espanyol

48' | 1 - 0 | Memphis Depay (pen.)


⭕ Match Preview

Barcelona vs Espanyol prediction, There will be fireworks when Barcelona and Espanyol face each other in the Catalan derby on Saturday night.
Barca are aiming to revive their title hopes, and they will likely go all out at los Periquitos.
Sergi Barjuan's men lost a three-goal lead in a 3-3 draw with Celta before the international break, but they can certainly beat Espanyol in front of the home crowd.
All of Ansu Fati, Nico Gonzalez, Sergino Dest and Moussa Wague are out through injury, while Sergio Aguero is out with a heart problem.
Espanyol, on the other hand, have struggled on the way this season, and given a six-game winless streak away from home, Barca won't have a better chance than this of getting back to winning ways. Both Keidi Bare and Oscar Gil had to miss the Catalan derby through injury.
Barcelona go into this match following a 3-3 La Liga draw against Celta Vigo.
In that match, Barcelona had 48% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Barcelona, ​​goals were scored by Ansu Fati (5′), Sergio Busquets (18′) and Memphis Depay (34′).
For their opponents, Celta de Vigo got 18 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Iago Aspas (52′, 96′) and Nolito (74′) scored for Celta Vigo.
Xavi Hernández's Barcelona have hit the target 7 times in their last six matches. In contrast, the number of goals that have been scored against them in that time stands at 7.
Espanyol head into the game after a 2-0 La Liga win vs Granada in their last game.
In that match, Espanyol had 43% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target.
For Espanyol, goals were scored by Adrià Pedrosa (30′) and Raúl de Tomás (42′). Granada CF made 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
In the previous 6 matches, Espanyol have helped themselves with a total of 10 goals. Espanyol have also scored on each of those occasions.
During that period, their defenders had 6 goals scored by their opponents. We'll have to see if that trend can be maintained here or not.
An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 25/1/2018 tells us that this encounter was quite painful for Espanyol.
They have not managed to get a win at all while Barcelona have just been stronger than them, winning 67% of the matches in which they faced each other.
A combined total of 15 goals were scored between them over the course of that match, with 12 of them coming from Barça and 3 netting by Periquitos. The average number of goals per game is 2.5.
The last meeting in the league between these teams was the 35th day of La Liga match on 08/07/2020 which ended with the score at Barcelona 1-0 Espanyol.
On that day, Barcelona managed to control 74% and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score is Luis Suárez (56′).
At the other end, Espanyol got 11 attempts into goal with 2 of them right on target.
The match was officiated by José Luis Munuera Montero.
Barcelona boss Xavi Hernández will be happy not to have any fitness issues coming into this game as a fully healthy squad is ready to go.
As a completely healthy group is available to choose from, Espanyol manager Vicente Moreno does not have any fitness issues ahead of this clash.
In this match, Espanyol will have a tough task to get past a Barcelona team that has the quality to dominate this match.
We anticipate a comprehensive 3-0 win for Barcelona when all is said and done.

Predicted Score Barcelona vs Espanyol: 3-0

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