Stadium: RCDE (Cornella de Llobregat)
Espanyol and Cadiz are on the same level. It is unclear why the bookmakers are giving a clear advantage to the Catalans. Yes, they play at home, but Cadiz will certainly put up a fight in Catalonia.
Yes, Espanyol defeated Real Madrid in the last round. However, the only team other than Real Madrid that Espanyol have beaten this season is still Alaves (the penultimate team in the league). Espanyol have nine points from eight games, and that’s not an outstanding result.
Once again, Espanyol are the same as Cadiz. It’s just that Barcelona were lucky in the last rounds of the championship, while Cadiz were not. That’s why I don’t understand why the bookies make such a difference between the teams.
Espanyol have 9 points and Cadiz 7. If they had beaten Valencia in the last round, they would have been level on points. And that’s not an excuse for Cadiz. It’s just the fact that we’re dealing with two weak teams.
Cadiz could easily draw with Espanyol and could easily win. No one would be surprised if something like that happened, just as no one would be surprised if Cadiz won. But, given the obvious bias in the line-up towards Cadiz, the visitors are the better option in this encounter.
Expert Betting Tips
I suggest we take the bet Cadiz will not lose. Espanyol are vastly overrated. The Barcelona side deserves much higher odds.