The first piece of European glory is up for grabs as Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt lock horns in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night.

Real Madrid host Espanyol knowing just a point is enough to guarantee them a record-extending 35th La Liga title.

The home team are coming off an enthralling 4-3 defeat to Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League semi.

Meanwhile, Espanyol’s last outing ended in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Rayo Vallecano.

Madrid have been supreme this season, winning 24, drawing six and losing three of their 33 matches to collect 78 points.

The visitors on the other hand are in 13th with 39 points after back to back league defeats.

Espanyol actually beat Madrid 2-1 when the two teams met in the reverse match last October, but they suffered a 2-0 defeat on their last visit to Bernabeu.

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What time does Madrid vs Espanyol start?

The game kicks off at 5:15pm Kenyan time at the Santiago Bernabeau.

Madrid vs Espanyol team news

Carlo Ancelotti will be wary of the second leg against City so he might choose to rest some of his key players.

David Alaba, Casemiro and Eduardo Camavinga are all set to be called up to start on Saturday.

Talisman Karim Benzema could also start on the bench, meaning Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Marco Asensio could start.

For the visitors, they will be without Keidi Bare, who is out with a knee injury.

Top scorer Raul de Tomas, Javi Puado and Tonny Vilhena will lead the attacking line.

Madrid vs Espanyol head to head

The hosts boast a superior record, winning 34 out of the 47 games played between these two teams. Espanyol have only won 7 times, with the remaining 6 resulting in a draw.

Madrid vs Espanyol current form

Neither side has drawn a game in their last 5 outings. Though, Madrid have lost twice compared to their visitors 3 defeats.

Madrid vs Espanyol prediction

The home team are out for revenge and have more on the line than their opponents. Madrid are expected to win this game comfortably.

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