Espanyol vs Barcelona, La Liga preview: Prediction, what time, what channel, how to stream online, teams news, odds and more

Barcelona will be looking to inflict further misery on Catalan rivals Espanyol when the sides meet for their first derby of the season.

Ernesto Valverde’s side’s 2-0 win over Villarreal last weekend was their first in just under a month as they remained a point above Sevilla at the summit of the La Liga table.

Espanyol’s excellent start to the season has been slightly diminished by three consecutive league defeats, and they have also lost 14 of their previous 18 matches against Barcelona.

What time does it start?

Espanyol vs Barcelona kicks off at 7:45pm (GMT)

Lionel Messi is in form for Barcelona (Reuters)

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Eleven Sports 1 from 7:40pm and on their La Liga TV channel from kick-off. Fans can also watch the match on Eleven Sports through iOS mobile and tablet apps as well as on Android mobiles.

Highlights will be shown at 10:30pm on Eleven Sports’ La Liga TV channel.

Player to watch

Ousmane Dembele: It was yet another impressive outing for the Frenchman against Villarreal. He was far and away the most potent threat for his side, particularly in the first half when he assisted Gerard Pique for the opening goal. Espanyol will no doubt look to put more behind the ball in this derby, but Dembele’s pace could unpick such a tactic.

Form guide

Espanyol: LWLLLW

Barcelona: DLDWWW

Odds

Espanyol to win: 19/4

Barcelona to win: 13/25

Draw: 10/3

Prediction

Espanyol 1-4 Barcelona

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