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Real Madrid vs Espanyol: Predictions, odds & betting tips

17:00 SAST 2022/04/29
Benzema Vinicius Real Madrid
Los Blancos are likely to rest their stars this weekend and that might give the visitors a chance to get themselves on the scoresheet

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Real Madrid aim to be crowned champions of La Liga on Saturday when they welcome Espanyol to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos will win the title if they avoid defeat and, despite being likely to field a weakened side ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday, Madrid remain clear favourites.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol latest odds

Carlo Ancelotti's side have lost just one league game at home all season and are offered at 9/20 (1.45) with bet365 to wrap up the title in style.

A point would also be enough for Madrid to be champions and the draw is priced at 10/3 (4.33) while the visitors are priced at 6/1 (7.00) to claim their first win at the Bernabeu since 1996.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol first goalscorer

Karim Benzema looks set to be rested for the game which should give a chance to Mariano Diaz to lead the line with the former Lyon forward offered at 4/1 (5.00) to break the deadlock.

Luka Jovic has been struggling with an injury but could also be given some minutes and he is offered at 10/3 (4.33), while Gareth Bale can be backed at 5/1 (6.00).

Espanyol's top scorer is former Real Madrid striker Raul De Tomas who is available at 13/2 (7.50) to open the scoring.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol preview

The hosts will surely be holding plenty back for the visit of Manchester City on Wednesday but will feel they are more than capable of claiming a draw against an Espanyol team with nothing to play for.

Los Pericos are all but mathematically safe from relegation and treading water in mid-table, while their away form in La Liga is dreadful, having claimed just one win in their last 25 matches.

The Catalans have though scored in seven of their last eight matches on the road and, with Madrid set to field a second string XI, Espanyol will feel they can get on the scoresheet.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol tips & predictions

Both teams to score has paid out in nine of Espanyol's last 14 away league matches and is priced at 4/5 (1.80), while backing Madrid to win and concede is available at 21/10 (3.10).

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Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org

Best Bet

Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2pt stake with bet365