Espanyol vs Barcelona

13 FEB 2022 – KO 20:00


Barcelona vs

On Sunday night, Espanyol and Barcelona go head-to-head in a local derby that could be massive for the visitor’s chances of playing Champions League football next season.


RCDE are on a poor run of form in the Spanish top-flight after a solid start to their return to the top-flight. The home team is now winless in four league matches, having picked up just a draw and suffered three defeats on the run.

One of the main causes of the poor recent results has been the Periquitos leaky defence, as they have conceded at least two goals in their last four outings in La Liga. The recent poor form has seen Vicente Moreno’s team drop to 13th position in the standings.


Everything seemed to click into gear for the Catalan giants last time out, as they defeated reigning champions Atletico Madrid 4-2 at the Nou Camp. The victory means that the Blaugrana are unbeaten in their last seven matches in La Liga.

The result also moved Barcelona into the Champions League spots. They are now two points clear of fifth-place Atletico Madrid and two points adrift of third-place Real Betis.

Xavi’s team are seven games unbeaten on their travels in the Spanish top-flight. However, they have won just three of their last 11 La Liga matches away from home. Their recent away matches in La Liga have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in their last four games on their travels. The fact that the visitors have conceded just once in their last three away games has been a big factor in those low-scoring games.

Espanyol vs Barcelona Team News

Espanyol have no reported injuries, so should have a fully-fit squad available to head coach Vicente Moreno. Barcelona on the other hand have several players that are unlikely to feature in this clash, including Dani Alves through suspension. Meanwhile, Alex Balde, Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia, Clement Lenglet, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti look set to miss out through injury.

Espanyol vs Barcelona Match Prediction

The Barcelona players seem to have firmly grasped Xavi’s football philosophy and we are backing the visitors to pick up another win against their city rivals.

Odds 8/11


Boylesports - Bet Now


New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply 18+. #ad.

Odds correct at time of publication – please check with your bookmaker before placing a bet as fluctuations can occur.


New customers may receive a range of promotional benefits when they create an account with a bookmaker’s website. Free bets, better odds, and match specials are accessible for this game. The following is a list of current special offers from top online bookies. To discover more about the promotion offer, click on the links below.

Betfred Bonus



New 18+ UK customers only. Register (excl. 15/04/23) using the promo code WELCOME40, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets and £10 in Free Spins (50x20p) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Free Bet stakes are not included in any returns. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ #ad. Please bet responsibly.

Fansbet Promo Codes


BET £10 GET £10 + 5 FREE SPINS

Offer for new customers who register via Mobile; Place first £10 bet on sports with 3 legs at odds of 1.3 or greater per leg; Free Bet credited after the qualifying bet has settled; Free Multiple Bet must contain 3 legs at odds of 1.3 or greater per leg; Free Bet stakes not returned; No wagering requirements on winnings; £100 max win; T&C’s apply; 18+. #ad.