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top club can impress us by its unpredictability? The answer is clear
– the defending champion of Europe Real Madrid. As, when there is
no need Florentino Perez is buying all best football players who then
warm the bench at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
if is really necessary to strengthen the squad the royal club is
absolutely passive during summer transfer market. The similar
situation we observe also with the latest results of Los Galácticos.
Madrid (the head coach Zinedine Zidane)
6 last rounds of La Liga the defending champion of Europe had
surprised the football world thrice. But even if the home draw
against Valencia, bearing in mind champions traditions of this club
is acceptable and tolerable, two other results of Los Galácticos in
matches against Levante (1:1) and Betis (0:1) don’t stand up to
only 5 days passed away and the team of Zinedine Zidane had ruined
Borussia Dortmund (1:3) at the greatest football arena of Germany.
(the head coach Quique Flores)
by the results of 6 rounds the defending champion of Spain has 11
points and very low for Real’s status 6th
place at the tournament bracket. And next rival of Los Galácticos
will become the second by its status club from Catalonia.
Today Espanyol is pleased only with its stable position in La Liga
and doesn’t claim for any Europa League berths (8 points, 12th
place). Even despite the fact that such experienced coach as Quique
Flores (Valencia, Benfica, Atlético and Watford) is working with the
royal club is an obvious favorite of the forthcoming battle. But
during 3 previous home matches against Valencia (2:2), Levante (1:1)
and Betis (0:1) Real was also 100% initial favorite but at the end
had scored only two points out of 9 possible. Bearing in mind this
factor and also definite tiredness of the hosts after their visit to
Dortmund it would be wise to bet on plus handicap + of the guests.
Madrid – 1.10, draw – 10.00, Espanyol – 23.00.
Espanyol (Asian handicap +3.5) – odds 1.5 5Dimes