Today at 20:00 will take place all the duels of stage 37 of the Primera Division, the penultimate round of the championship. We have two great confrontations between the cities of Barcelona and Madrid. I’m focusing on my match between Espanyol and Real Madrid, while fellow Valy was oriented Atletico vs Barca. Espanyol comes after three good stages that has passed into account seven points, with still a good chance to seventh place, which could result in Europa League depending on who triumphs in the Copa del Rey. The Catalans have 49 points and a goal difference of 44-44, recovering them currently in ninth place, one point for Malaga (7).
Espanyol won one home game in the previous five played in La Liga.
The hosts have an iron defense at home, averaging under a goal per game.
The last six matches in front of their supporters ended with scores of under 2.5.
Catalans have all lot available for tonight’s game. Gonzalez was uncertain, but medical staff brought good news and we will probably see the owner. Jose Canas and will return after suspension.
Espanyol Probable team (4-3-3): Casilla – Arbilla, Gonzalez Moreno Duarte – Sancehz, Canas, Abraham – Stuani, Caicedo Garcia.
On the other hand, Real Madrid has only mathematical chances at a new title of champion. Galacticos have go wrong last round 2-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu against Valencia, even after being led 0-2. Ronaldo and company seem to have missed a season, especially now come after elimination from the Champions League. It’s hard to tolerate a season without a trophy camp in Madrid and in my opinion, Carlo Ancelotti will leave the group at the end of the season. With 86 points and a goal fabulous 107-34, madrilenii are two to four boat lengths, but has has a difficult final season, so nothing is excluded.
Real is the only team without equal in traveling so far, with 13 wins and five draws.
Madrilenii have won in three previous trips Primera Division.
Real Madrid has won 12 of the last 14 duels with Espanyol in all competitions.
Ancelotti has problems at lot further, and tonight will be the most important missing Modric, Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo, all three injured. Toni Kroos is not 100% fit for the game, but probably will start from the first minute.
Probable team Real Madrid (4-3-3): Casillas – Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo – Isco, Kroos, Rodriguez – Bale, Benzema, Jese.