Stadium: RCDE (Cornella de Llobregat)
The match against Sherif is one huge disgrace. And the Madrid side must do something about it. Espanyol can and must be beaten, and Ancelotti's team must prove that they are ready to fight for the title.
Espanyol plays at a middle-class level, despite sitting at the bottom of the standings, Can they give Madrid a hard time? Of course, they can. They almost beat Atlético once, a team similar to Real Madrid.
It's not even about Espanyol, but the fact that Madrid will be hyper-motivated. The Meringues have no right to make a mistake, and that is the main problem for Espanyol.
Real Madrid form
Now there is no question at all about how good Madrid is. Let's face it, Ancelotti's team's performance this season leaves a lot to be desired. At the same time, the Whites sit in first place in La Liga, having a tangible chance to win the title this season.
The match against Sheriff should bring the guys to their senses a little. The fans may not forgive a second failure like that. Espanyol is a team to take three points from, and even a draw against Espanyol with a good game will not be taken for granted. Madrid has to win only.
Expert Betting Tips
We have Handicap Real Madrid (-1) for 2.23. It's hard to imagine that the team will do nothing about their loss to Sheriff. Espanyol is going to witness, unlikely to fight back properly. Let’s bet on Madrid!