Real Madrid vs Espanyol: times, how to watch on TV, stream online | LaLiga
Real Madrid host Espanyol in LaLiga on Saturday 11 March, with kick-off at 8:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. PT.
Real Madrid slipped nine points adrift of LaLiga leaders Barcelona last Sunday after drawing at Real Betis hours after their arch-rivals had defeated Valencia at Camp Nou. Carlo Ancelotti’s side play first this weekend and will hope to put the pressure on by cutting the gap to six points by beating Espanyol. Los Pericos sit in 13th spot in the standings but are just two points clear of the relegation zone; Saturday would be a good time for them to end their 27-year wait for a victory at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol live online: scores, stats and updates, 2022/23 LaLiga
When does Real Madrid vs Espanyol kick off?
The game between Real Madrid and Espanyol starts on Saturday 11 March 2023 at:
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Madrid skipper Benzema injured again
Real Madrid are only just hanging onto Barcelona’s coat-tails at the top of LaLiga and really can’t afford another slip-up after consecutive draws in the league against Atlético Madrid and Real Betis. Those games sandwiched a Copa del Rey home defeat to Barça, which means Carlo Ancelotti’s men haven’t won any of their last three matches and haven’t scored in the last two. A victory over Espanyol is a must and would move them to within six points of the top before Barcelona face a tough-looking away fixture at Athletic Club on Sunday. El Clásico at Camp Nou is the weekend after…Star striker and captain Karim Benzema won’t play against Los Pericos because of yet another injury, while defenders Ferland Mendy and David Alaba remain unavailable and won’t return until after the international break.
Espanyol’s up-and-down recent form
One glance at the league table would make you think that Espanyol are fairly safe but nothing could be further from the truth. Just three points separate Celta Vigo in 12th and Almería in 18th and few would bet on the 13th-placed Catalans taking home anything from Madrid, which is likely to see them drop further down the table. Their form has been very up-and-down since the World Cup break, with four victories, three draws and three defeats in their last 10 LaLiga outings. Adrià Perdrosa, who hasn’t played this season, is the only confirmed absentee although Diego Martínez has doubts over Dani Gómez and Keidi Bare, who have been in and out of the team.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol: last five meetings
August 2022: Espanyol 1-3 Real Madrid, LaLiga
April 2022: Real Madrid 4-0 Espanyol, LaLiga
October 2021: Espanyol 2-1 Real Madrid, LaLiga
June 2020: Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid, LaLiga
December 2019: Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol, LaLiga
Real Madrid vs Espanyol prediction
Espanyol haven’t won away to Real Madrid in 27 years and it’s difficult to see that changing here. A comfortable victory for Los Blancos.
Prediction: Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol
Who will referee Real Madrid vs Espanyol?
The referee for Real Madrid vs Espanyol will be Jorge Figueroa Vázquez
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