28 January 2019
An improving Real Madrid side tackle a vulnerable Espanyol team at the RCDE Stadium in a match that will decide the faith of Espanyol boss Rubi.
A shameful haul of only six points in their previous ten LL outings has directed Espanyol towards the relegation territory. Having suffered eight defeats in their last nine LL clashes, the Periquitos have slipped down to 13th place as they currently stand just four points clear of the danger zone. Although Los Blancos are not the best opponents when you try to drag your team out of a crisis, Rubi has to find a way to stop Espanyol’s downfall. It’s still unclear what’s worse – Espanyol’s defense or attack. The Blanquiazules have conceded 21 goals in the last ten league fixtures, allowing over 1.5 goals per match seven times in the process. In the same sequence, their toothless attack has bagged just seven goals, while failed to hit the net four times.
On the other hand, the reigning European champions are looking to post third consecutive LL victory for the second time under Santiago Solari. Los Merengues have won five of their last seven league meetings (W5, D1, L1), but they are still trailing Barcelona by ten points. If Real Madrid win this, it would probably be to nil considering four of their previous five triumphs saw them outplaying their rivals without conceding a goal. However, Los Blancos are yet to secure back-to-back LL road wins this term (W4, D2, L4), as they come into this meeting looking to end a negative trend after beating Real Betis 2-1 at Benito Villamarin last time out.
16 August 2020 Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais go head-to-head at the Estádio José Alvalade in the revamped UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The clubs were paired …Read More
16 August 2020 The two sides that have had identical returns from their last five K League 1 games (W1, D2, L2) meet at the Gwangju …Read More
16 August 2020 Feyenoord and Twente continue their preparations ahead of the new season as they meet in a friendly at De Kuip this weekend. Feyenoord …Read More
16 August 2020 Daegu FC welcome basement boys Incheon United to the Daegu Stadium, looking to extend an undefeated run in their K League 1 H2Hs …Read More
15 August 2020 Ulsan Hyundai will be looking to extend an unbeaten home run in K League 1 to three (W2, D1) when they lock horns …Read More