Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
All eyes will be on Camp Nou when Barcelona and Espanyol face each other in the Catalan derby. Barca face yet another must-win situation, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at their local rival. Quique Setien’s troops proved their worth in a 4-1 win over Villarreal, but that did not help them melt Real Madrid’s advantage in the standings. Despite failing to find the net against Villarreal, a man to watch in the home team will be Leo Messi.
The likes of Dembele, Todibo, Umtiti, and de Jong remain in the recovery room for the hosts. Los Periquitos, on the other hand, suffered yet another disappointing defeat at the weekend, with Leganes ruining their survival hopes. Seeing that Jonathan Calleri misses the Barcelona game through suspension, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise.