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Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
When: 20:00 GMT
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FC Barcelona host Espanyol in the first Catalan derby game of this La Liga season, and will be strong favourites at their home ground of Camp Nou.
Barca are also coming into the game off great victories over Real Madrid in El Clasico and a midweek away win at Celta Vigo, and with Tata Martino able to select from plenty of players well capable of unlocking defences, they will certainly be confident.
Of those number, Barcelona stalwarts Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi are certainly the standout performers, but blockbuster summer signing Neymar is gradually beginning to show what he can do, and on the opposite flank Alexis Sanchez and Pedro Rodriguez are always a threat.
Typically, Barcelona have the best passing success percentage in La Liga. Espanyol have the worst, with more of a long ball game.
In contrast, Espanyol are the most successful team in the division at winning aerial duels, whereas Barca’s team of small technical players are often beaten in the air.
Espanyol will certainly feel they can be dangerous at set plays, and with local pride at stake they will not be short of motivation.