Real Madrid is on the verge of becoming the clear favorite to win La Liga if it can get three points on Sunday against last-place Espanyol. After Barcelona dropped points once again, drawing Celta Vigo on Saturday, Los Blancos will move two points clear atop the table with six games to go if they can pull off a victory on the road against a team that is averaging less than a goal a game.
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Date: Sunday, June 28
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Location: RCDE Stadium — Catalonia, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Real Madrid -200; Draw +320; Espanyol +600 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Real Madrid: There is a real opportunity here as Real goes for its fifth straight win since play resumed. With a tricky upcoming schedule, they need to keep Barca at a distance. Getting a win here might set them up for a position they might not end up relinquishing. Except another composed, clinical and convincing win. Real has 10 goals in its last four games with only two conceded.
Espanyol: Eight points back of safety with seven games to go means this team is all but assured relegation. They probably need to win five of seven to ensure safety. Considering they have won just five of 31 games means it may just be mission impossible. The league’s second-to-worst attack faces Real’s top-rated defense in a game that may be over by halftime.
Real Madrid moves two points clear with Karim Benzema scoring twice. Pick: Real Madrid 2, Espanyol 1