Real Madrid vs Espanyol Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 11/03/2023

Real Madrid
11/03/23 - 13:00

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Espanyol

Real Madrid - Espanyol

Spain Primera Liga - Santiago Bernabeu

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

The first game to be played on Saturday, March 11th in the upcoming La Liga round is the Real Madrid vs Espanyol duel. Here you can check our preview of this match and some betting tips for it, but make sure to take a look at our other La Liga predictions.

Our Favourite Real Madrid vs Espanyol Predictions

If you are looking for the best football tips for today, or our latest Real Madrid vs Espanyol betting predictions, you've come to the right place:

Real Madrid to Win with Handicap (-1)

While Real Madrid once again failed to notch a win in the last La Liga round and they are now nine points behind Barcelona in the title race, they are still in it and they are the clear favourites against Espanyol.

After all, they are the better team and hosting the game, and despite their recent struggles in the league, they are also in better form. So, our first Real Madrid vs Espanyol prediction is for the home team to win the game by two or more goals.

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Karim Benzema to Score at Any Time

It might already be late for Real Madrid to defend their title in La Liga, but there are many games left to be played yet. That being said, the team needs to go on a great run if they want to challenge Barcelona and that run has to start in this game.

Since we do expect Real Madrid to win, we can also see Benzema scoring, which is the case more often than not. After all, the Frenchman scored eleven goals in fifteen games in La Liga so far and our second Real Madrid vs Espanyol prediction is for Benzema to score at any time.

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Best Odds, Stats, and More for Real Madrid vs Espanyol

If you want to bet on the top Real Madrid vs Espanyol odds, check our list of odds from the main UK betting sites:

Head to Head

28/08/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

1

3

30/04/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Espanyol

Espanyol

4

0

03/10/21

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

2

1

28/06/20

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

0

1

07/12/19

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

0

Last Five - Real Madrid

21/04/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Barcelona

Barcelona

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

2

3

W

17/04/24

UEFA Champions League UCL

Man City

Man City

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

1

1

D

13/04/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Mallorca

Mallorca

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

0

1

W

09/04/24

UEFA Champions League UCL

Man City

Man City

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

3

3

D

05/04/24

Spain Copa del Rey Spain

Barcelona

Barcelona

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

1

1

D

Last Five - Espanyol

21/04/24

Spain Segunda SEG

FC Andorra

FC Andorra

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

1

D

12/04/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Leganes

Leganes

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

07/04/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Albacete

Albacete

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

2

W

29/03/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Burgos

Burgos

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

23/03/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Tenerife

Tenerife

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

1

D

Here is a closer look at other betting markets and top odds for this duel:

Real Madrid odds: 5/19 (1.26) – 79.20% Probability

Draw odds: 13/2 (7.50) – 13.30% Probability

Espanyol odds: 12/1 (13.00) – 7.70% Probability

It's obvious from these odds that Real Madrid is the absolute favourite to win this match, as expected. Meanwhile, the main candidate to bet the First Goalscorer in this game is Karim Benzema at 5/2 (3.50) odds, which is the same as a 28.60% probability. Also, the most likely Correct Score for this match is a 2-0 Real Madrid win at 29/5 (6.80) – 14.70%.

Real Madrid – Espanyol Preview: Team News, Form, and Possible Lineups

You can find all the important facts regarding both teams right here, including what we expect Real Madrid vs Espanyol lineups to be:

Real Madrid

In the last six games in La Liga, Real Madrid notched three wins, two draws, and one loss. While that might not be a bad run for some other team, for a title contender it is and that's why Real Madrid is now nine points behind Barcelona in the standings. The team won't have many more chances to stay on Barca's heels and if they want to defend their title in Spain, they will have to be almost perfect from now on.

Meanwhile, the team remains without injured David Alaba and Ferland Mendy, while Antonio Rudiger is questionable.

Real Madrid Predicted Lineup:

Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Camavinga – Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius

Espanyol

Two wins in the last three rounds of La Liga is a good haul for Espanyol as they try to stay clear of the relegation zone. Right now, the team has 27 points from 24 matches in the league, which puts them in the 13th place in the standings. That being said, Espanyol is also just two points ahead of the first team in the relegation zone at the moment.

When it comes to team news, Adria Pedrosa, Dani Gomez, and Keidi Bare are injured and will miss the next game, while Brian Olivan is doubtful.

Espanyol Predicted Lineup:

Pacheco – Gil, Montes, S. Gomez, Pierre-Gabriel – Darder, Vinicius – Puado, Suarez, Braithwaite – Joselu

Starting Lineups

Teams usually release their starting lineups one hour before the kickoff.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid
4-3-3
1
Thibaut Courtois
be
2
Dani Carvajal
es
3
Eder Militao
br
6
Nacho
es
12
Eduardo Camavinga
fr
8
Toni Kroos
de
18
Aurelien Tchouameni
fr
10
Luka Modric
hr
15
Federico Valverde
uy
21
Rodrygo
br
20
Vinicius Junior
br
Substitutes
13
Andriy Lunin
ua
26
Luis Lu00f3pez
es
39
u00c1lvaro Daniel Rodru00edguez Munoz
uy
19
Dani Ceballos
es
11
Marco Asensio
es
5
Jesus Vallejo
es
16
Alvaro Odriozola
es
17
Lucas Vazquez
es
24
Mariano Diaz
do
22
Antonio Rudiger
de
7
Eden Hazard
be

Espanyol

Espanyol
4-4-2
13
Fernando Pacheco
es
2
Oscar Regano
es
24
Sergi Gomez
es
23
Cesar Montes
mx
4
Leandro Cabrera
uy
27
Ruben Sanchez Saez
es
12
Vinicius de Souza Costa
br
15
Jose Gragera
es
10
Sergi Darder
es
9
Mato Joselu
es
17
Martin Braithwaite
dk
Substitutes
16
Jose Carlos Lazo
es
21
Nicolas Melamed Ribaudo
es
1
Joan Garcia Pons
es
22
Aleix Vidal
es
20
Edu Exposito
es
14
Brian Olivan
es
5
Fernando Calero
es
25
Alvaro Fernandez
es
19
Dani Gomez
es
18
Ronael Pierre-Gabriel
fr
6
Denis Suarez
es
7
Javi Puado
es

La Liga Standings

Player to Watch: Karim Benzema

When Karim Benzema plays well, Real Madrid usually wins. Luckily for them, Benzema often plays well, which is why he is once again our player to watch in this duel against Espanyol.

The French striker and reigning Ballon d'Or winner is the team's top goalscorer in La Liga this season, with eleven goals in fifteen appearances and Espanyol will have to put special focus on defending him.

Real Madrid vs Espanyol – Frequent Questions

Real Madrid vs Espanyol

  • When is the game starting? The game is starting at 1 pm GMT on Saturday, March 11th.
  • Where will the match be played? The match will be played at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid.
  • What was the score last time these teams met each other? Real Madrid beat Espanyol 3-1 in their last duel.

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Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.