Espanyol vs Real Madrid 2022/23: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time

Real Madrid face Espanyol on Sunday night with the aim of securing their third straight win at the start of their 2022-23 LaLiga campaign.

Ancelotti’s men kicked off their title defence with a 2-1 victory over newly-promoted Almeria on the first matchday before defeating Celta 4-1 last time out.

Espanyol beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the corresponding match last season, but they suffered a 4-0 defeat when they travelled to the Bernabéu in April.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

Team news

Both Toni Kroos and Rodrygo missed last Saturday’s game against Celta but are back in contention this weekend.

Nacho and Vallejo seem to have had muscular problems in training and have not made the squad. Odriozola is not part of Ancelotti’s plans and is still looking for a way out.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-3):


Carvajal — Militão — Alaba — Mendy

Modrić — Tchouaméni — Kroos

Valverde — Benzema — Vinicius

Espanyol (4-3-3):


Gil — Calero — Cabrera — Olivian

Darder — Souza — Exposito

Puado — Joselu — Sanchez

Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)

Espanyol: 1 Win
Real Madrid: 4 Wins
Draws: 0

Kick-off time

Espanyol host reigning LaLiga champions Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight on Sunday night (28 August) at 22:00 CEST.

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