Top of the table Real Madrid host Espanyol in La Liga 2021/22 MD 34 on 30th of April. This could be the game that sees Los Blancos go on to be the new king of La Liga, right at Bernabeu. As of now, Carlo Ancelotti’s side only needs one more point to win the league as early as 4 games to go.
Per Real Madrid, the defeat at Etihad in UCL SF’s 1st leg did some damage. The latest game sees the royal club conceded such heavy score, dates back last month, in an unforgettable evening of El Clasico (4-0).
However, the local league would be a totally different story. With Barcelona and Sevilla already giving up on the title race, it’s only a matter of time that Real Madrid handed the trophy.
Meanwhile, Espanyol needs 3 points to edge closer to the upper half of the table. As of now, Vicente Moreno’s men is having 39 points, which could be safe for them to stay at the top Spanish league for next season.
This will be the 21st time the two clubs go on against each other. The previous results were obviously one-sided, as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 16 times, they drew 2 and the Catalan club won 2 times.
However, early this season, it was Espanyol who rocked Real Madrid at RCDE stadium. Raul de Tomas and Aleix Vidal scored in two halves, while Karim Benzema’s goal was scored around 20 minutes before the game ended.
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Real Madrid’s only defeat was under Pep Guardiola’s team in the away game of UCL SF, in a thrilling 7-goal-show. While the last time they lost in La Liga was in March, against Barcelona.
Espanyol did not perform well in their last 5 games, all of which are in the local league. Two out of three defeats of this team were when they had to play far from home.
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Based on their current form and status, it’s not hard to pick Real Madrid as the winning side for this re-match of La Liga 2021/22. Ancelotti would love to see his team win the league, so that they can focus 100% on UCL 2nd leg, when they host Man City on 5th of May.
This can be an easy win for Los Blancos, and of course, there is no better feeling than to win the league at home.
Most recent games between the two ended up with 4 or more goals, so it will be safe to go with 2.75.