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Bet of the day: Barcelona to beat Espanyol and over 4.5 goals in game

Robbie Purves | 18 December 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

 

  • In each of Barcelona’s last three home meetings with Espanyol, the sides have produced a total of five or more goals
  • Luis Enrique’s men unbeaten in 13 encounters with the fellow Catalan side
  • The Nou Camp’s famed forward three netted a combined 131 goals last term

 

 

Barcelona 9/4 to win and over 4.5 goals in game

Luis Enrique’s outfit come into this Barcelona derby with recent history in their favour, as the Nou Camp club are unbeaten in 13 encounters with Espanyol.

Barca odds feature in our bet of the day for December 18.

Barca odds feature in our bet of the day for December 18.

However, what makes Coral’s bet of the day so enticing, is how Barca have defeated the Budgerigars in recent Catalan clashes.

In each of the Barcelona’s last three home meetings with Espanyol, the sides have produced a total of five or more goals making odds of 9/4 on a Barca win and over 4.5 goals in the game irresistible.

Combine this with the fact famed front-three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are now all fully fit, and a high scoring loss for their challengers looks likely.

However, Espanyol are no attacking slouches, possessing one of the leading away attacks in La Liga.

Trio to prove decisive

It won’t make pretty reading for Quique Sanchez Flores’ defenders, but Barca’s front three combined for a total of 131 goals last term, 59 of which came from Suarez.

Barca's front three combined for 131 goals last term.

Barca’s front three combined for 131 goals last term.

The Uruguayan was just recently rewarded with a bumper new deal that stretches to 2021 and will be keen to repay the club with an outstanding performance.

Barcelona cannot afford to slip up in this derby meeting, as the Catalan giants find themselves six points behind bitter rivals Real Madrid at the peak of the division’s table.

Expect a statement win for Enrique’s title chasers looking to defend their crown.

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