PREDICTION Barcelona vs Espanyol: Hard to Break Domination Blaugrana
Hot match titled El Derbi Barceloni which brings together Barcelona and city rivals, Espanyol will be directly presented in the third week of La Liga on Sunday (10/9) early morning hrs.
Ahead of this match both teams have different conditions. Barcelona despite Neymar left in this summer started the season pretty well.
In two weeks inaugural La Liga, Lionel Messi et al managed to achieve two victories and have not conceded at all.
On the other hand, Espanyol justu until now has not won. Periquitos can only achieve one draw and one embarrassing defeat over the Leganes at home before the international break some time ago.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
You could say Messi’s work will be heavy at the start of this season for Barcelona. In addition to losing Neymar, Barcelona also failed to get Philippe Coutinho. It makes the role of Messi not only a goal scorer, but he also must be a creative attack with Andres Iniesta.
However, so far the 30-year-old was doing well. He has scored twice in La Liga this season which could potentially increase on Sunday (10/9) early morning.
Pablo Piatti (Espanyol)
At the beginning of his 2011 appearance, Piatti was called to have a resemblance to Lionel Messi. It is only natural because this player has a posture similar to Messi and both come from Argentina.
However, his career was not as brilliant as Messi. After several seasons to strengthen Valencia, in this season he was able to strengthen Espanyol. However, the speed of Piatti on the wings can not be underestimated Barcelona defense. Piatti could be one of the main threats in this derby match.
Barcelona XI: ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Gomes, Messi, Suarez, Dembele.
Espanyol XI: Lopez, Sanchez, David Lopez, Gomes, Aaron, Diop, Fuego, Jurado, Piatti, Gerard, Baptistao.
PREDICTION Barcelona vs Espnayol
Espanyol won the last time in this derby match in the 2008/09 season ago where at that time Ivan Dela Pena et al conquer Barca 2-1 at Camp Nou. In the last season alone when they look pretty good in La Liga also can not conquer Barcelona.
It would be interesting to see how Quique Sanchez Flores’s side provide resistance for La Blaugana in the later matches.
However, with Messi’s stable performances, the return of Luis Suarez from injury and the possibility of playing a new star Barca, Ousmane Dembele will be difficult to see Espanyol bring home the points in the game later.
Barcelona is predicted to maintain its dominance over its neighbors in the game later with a victory of at least 3-1.