shijie time November 20, 2021, 8:00 pm, La Liga Road 14, Barcelona will be at home against Espanyol.
The performance of Barcelona has been deteriorating in recent seasons, with some of its high-paid players ineffective, and this summer let go of the team’s core Messi. 12 rounds of league play later, with a record of 4 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses, ranked 9th in the league with 17 points.
Barca is currently 11 points away from the league leader Real Sociedad and 10 points away from its old rival Real Madrid, which shows how tough the team is in the title race this season.
Barca is in such a situation that Dutch manager Koeman became a victim and was fired after the 0-1 defeat against Rayo Vallecano. The good thing is that during the managerial vacancy, the team won 1 and drew 2 in 3 matches to remain unbeaten.
During the international match day, the club brought in Xavi, a famous Barca player and one of the representatives of Barca’s golden generation, and this match against Espanyol will be Xavi’s debut to lead Barca in La Liga.
Espanyol is the promotion horse of this season, the team had suffered 5 games without a win at the beginning of the season, but with the depth of the schedule, the team’s performance gradually picked up, during which they had a 2-1 cold victory over Real Madrid.
The Espanyol have won 4, drawn 5 and lost 4 of their 13 league games, and are ranked 11th in the league with 17 points.In terms of statistics, Spaniards have scored 14 goals and conceded 13 in 13 league games, with a mediocre overall offensive and defensive performance.
Before the international match day, Espanyol played Granada at home, and with the goals of 2 players, De Tomas and Pedrosa, they finally won 2-0 against the opponent, and also ended the previous 3 games without a win slump.
It is worth noting that Espanyol’s away performance this season is not good, with 3 draws and 3 losses in 6 league away games, and no win so far in the season, ranking 18th in the league.
In addition, the team’s leading players such as De Tomas, Wu Lei, Barre and Herrera have all participated in the World Qualifying Tournament, and the fitness of these people will be affected to a certain extent.
In the past meetings between the two teams, Barcelona has won 6, drawn 3 and lost 1 in the last 10 matches against the Spaniards, with a dominant record.
In terms of recent situation, Barca’s performance this season is bad. This game is Xavi’s debut in charge of the team, which will be a great boost in morale. While the overall performance of the Espanyol showed a rebound, but the team strength is still no way to compare with Barcelona.
It is not difficult for Barcelona to get all 3 points in this game.
Prediction：Barcelona to win @1.422
【1XBET Promo Code：betnow100】
You may be interested in the following related content that we have shared: