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ESL vs RM Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Espanyol vs Real Madrid Laliga Live Score October 3

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ESL vs RM Dream11: Catalonia vs Castilla, but not quite the main rivalry. Following promotion, Espanyol come into this on the back of a steady start to the campaign. The hosts have won just one of their opening seven matches but they have also had three draws in that time with a couple of last-minute defeats. In those seven games, there has been just 11 goals with four scored in their favour. They come up against a Real Madrid side that remain weak defensively and come into this on the back of a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol in the UEFA Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that they haven’t been strong enough defensively so there will be more emphasis on that style of play – despite not having much to worry about in the Espanyol attack. Under 2.5 goals, therefore, looks a strong bet for this one.

Date: October 3, Sunday
Kick-Off: 7:45 PM (IST)
Venue: RCDE Stadium, Cornella de Llobregat

Laliga Table:

In Laliga this season, Espanyol are at 15th spot in the points table, while, Real Madrid sit in the 1st place.

Watch Laliga Live:

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Recent Form

Espanyol – L-L-D-W-L
Real Madrid – W-W-W-D-L

Head to Head (Last five meetings)

Espanyol Wins – 01
Draws – 00
Real Madrid Wins – 04

Espanyol News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Miguel Llambrich and Javier Puado have been ruled out with injuries.
  • Oier Olazabal, Fernando Calero and Yangel Herrera remain doubts for the home side.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Wu Lei is likely to drop out here, with Aleix Vidal coming in as one of the front three.
  • Manu Morlanes could also come into the midfield.

Espanyol Starting XI (Likely)

Diego Lopez
Oscar Gil
Leandro Cabrera
Sergi Gomez
Adria Pedrosa
David Lopez
Sergi Darder
Manu Morlanes
Aleix Vidal
Raul De Tomas
Adri Embarba

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Real Madrid News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Dani Ceballos, Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal will all be unavailable for selection this weekend through injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Manager Carlo Ancelotti is expected to make multiple changes to the side that played against Sheriff, with Rodrygo, Toni Kross and Lucas Vasquez expected to come into the side.

Real Madrid Starting XI (Likely)

Thibaut Courtois
Lucas Vazquez
Eder Militao
David Alaba
Nacho Fernadez
Federico Valverde
Casemiro
Toni Kroos
Vinicius Junior
Karim Benzema
Rodrygo

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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Karim Benzema is lethal upfront for his goal scoring capability. The Real Madrid striker has scored 9 goals in the Laliga this season and his conversion rate of goal is 40.97%.

Goals last season 23
Goals this season 9
Assists 7

Marco Asensio has scored 3 goals in this season, and he can be a good bet in this clash with his conversion rate of 36.38%. He will be eyeing to score goals for his side in this clash.

Goals last season 5
Goals this season 3
Assists 1

Differential Pick

Raul De Tomas be good pick in this clash. He has scored 2 goals with a pass accuracy of 78.07%. His goal conversion rate is 32.46%. He has the capability to upset the opponent.

Goals last season 4
Goals this season 2
Assists 1

ESL vs RM Dream11 Teams

GK: Oblak
DEF: Vidal, Vila, Carvajal, Alaba
MID: Puado, Embarba, Hazard, Asensio
FOR: De Tomas, Benzema

Likely Winner:

  • Espanyol’s less than impressive start to life back in La Liga continued last time out with another defeat, this time against Sevilla despite the Andalusians having a man sent off as early as the 65th minute.
  • Espanyol face another difficult outing here as they welcome a Real Madrid side desperate to bounce back quickly from their embarrassing home defeat to Moldovan champions Sheriff in the Champions League in midweek.

Match Odds:

The odds in favour of a Real Madrid in this clash is 1.70.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.

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