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Kick Off: 11/20/2021 16:00
Barcelona drew Celta Vigo 1-1 away in the last round of the league. At present, they rank 9th with 17 points, and there is still a 6-point gap from the top four. The team had previously signed Alves and strengthened in the right back position. Many players in the array participated in the national team competition last week, which was obviously affected by FIFA virus. The Champions League group match against Benfica at home in three days will be related to whether they can qualify from the group, so the team will be somewhat distracted. This game will be the first game for Xavi to coach Barcelona.
RCD Espanyol as an upgrade team this season, although they had a poor start, they slowly found their state. After beating Granada at home in the last round, they ended the three consecutive winless games and won the fourth league victory of this season. Their main striker de Tomás has scored seven goals in the league this season. So far this season, the team have only achieved 3D-3L in six league away games, which is far from the home record.
The gap between the two teams are obvious. The morale of Barcelona will be higher after changing the coach. On the other hand, the home record of the two teams this season is better than that of at away. So it is optimistic that Barcelona will win this game.
Pick: FC Barcelona
Total: Under 3 goals