Here we are, the final stretch of the season. Just six matches remain; 450 minutes separating FC Barcelona from regaining their La Liga crown -- and of course, it's as tight as ever up at the top of the table. Real Madrid are breathing down our necks, just two points behind, waiting, lurking in the wings, waiting to pounce on a Blaugrana slip-up. The pressure is off them now, no-one expects them to turn this deficit around; instead, the pressure is on Barcelona to deliver on their potential.
And for the most part, we have been. Emphatically. Our draw against Sevilla FC at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan has been our only slip-up really; we've won a staggering 12 of our last 13 matches, and 11 of our last 12 away from home. This team isn't just challenging for the title, it's challenging the record books as well; already Luis Enrique has etched his name into history by winning more of his opening 50 matches than any other Barca head coach before him.
Our fabled attacking triumvirate is firing on all cylinders, and at present, we simply cannot be stopped. However, this is our seventh match in three weeks, and with another six upcoming in the next 22 days, fatigue is sure to set it at some point, if only for one match. Barcelona need to avoid this eventuality if possible, but one never can quite tell when it may strike. Who knows, maybe RCD Espanyol will get lucky today...
Predict the score of today's La Liga clash between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol by commenting with your prediction below. Best of luck!