The visitors will be relegated from La Liga for the first time since 1994 if they lose and we are backing the Blaugrana to seal their neighbour’s fate
Barcelona welcome cross-city rivals Espanyol to the Camp Nou on Wednesday for a Catalan derby of great significance at both ends of the La Liga table.
Anything but a win for Quique Setien’s men would all but end their title hopes, while anything but a victory for Los Pericos would mathematically confirm their relegation for the first time in 26 years.
Barcelona vs Espanyol Latest Odds
Espanyol have only won one league game at the Camp Nou since 1982 and that victory came 11 years ago.
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The visitors are bottom of the table and almost certain to go down, but they will be motivated to try and derail their rivals’ title push by taking points off them.
Espanyol are priced at with the hosts at and the draw .
Barcelona vs Espanyol Team News
Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie De Jong remain sidelined for Barcelona, while Samuel Umtiti is also out injured and Junior Firpo could be a doubt after missing Sunday’s game at Villarreal with a hip problem.
Espanyol have striker Jonathan Calleri suspended after his red card in the weekend defeat to Leganes.