Friday, 23 February, 2018

Betting Preview. Espanyol vs Barcelona. Fourth Catalan derby of season

Lionel Messi GETTY Lionel Messi's Barcelona face Espanyol today
Isaac Mcdaniel | 05 February, 2018, 06:23

The La Liga giants are set to face Espanyol in the Barcelona derby earlier today and a win or a draw would allow the La Liga giants to stretch their unbeaten run to 22 games, beating Pep Guardiola's record of 21 games without defeats.

Following a fairly mellow first-half, the contest sparked into life in the second, with Gerard Moreno opening the scoring for the hosts via a bullet header shortly after the hour mark, before Gerard Pique responded in kind with less than 10 minutes to secure a share of the spoils.

Espanyol thought they had scored within the first minute after the break, when Gerard Moreno slotted home after receiving a cut-back from Baptistao on the left.

Cornella is a suburb of Barcelona, where the Cornella-El Prat stadium has been Espanyol's home since 2009, with Pique's implication being the club do not deserve to be considered Barca's rivals.

Similarly, Rowe-Willcocks reported Espanyol are without injury worries and should have a full complement of players available to them.

"Celebrating the goal was special after everything that's happened in the last week", the Spain defender is quoted by Sky Sports News as saying after the game.

"Some of the fans here have been directing insults at me and my family for a long while".

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"They complain about that and report me, but they don't investigate insults towards my family".

"It means we're on a good run, although with regards to how I feel right now it doesn't tell me anything".

Gomes who had started each of Barca's two La Liga games against Real Sociedad and Real Betis prior to missing the game against Alaves with an illness was ruled out of the first leg of Copa del Rey semifinals against Valencia on Thursday.

Up ahead in midfield, we might see Valverde hand a rest to captain Andres Iniesta, with the veteran midfielder playing every single game lately.

"A lot of noise is made about a lot of things, and then the fans are normal", he said. Barcelona eventually eliminated Espanyol by winning the second leg 2-0. And as far as Ernesto Valverde is concerned, he has a lot to be optimistic and elated about.

"On our passes from defence the ball could get stuck in a puddle and that's why things got hard". "We are working to get better results and to improve".

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