Our match prediction:
Granada will be looking to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Real Betis in the Andalusian derby when they take on Espanyol at their Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes on Monday evening. Los Periquitos recorded a 2-1 win over Rayo Vallecano in their last league game and thanks to the triumph the Catalan outfit moved away from the relegation zone. The clash against los Granadinos will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors and we believe that they will be happy with one point from the match. The two sides played out a 1-1 draw RCDE Stadium in the reverse fixture and is one of the main reasons why we predict that they will share the spoils on Monday night as well. You should have in mind that Espanyol have not played out a draw with their rivals since 23 January, when they shared the spoils with Villarreal.
Highlighted Team (Espanyol):
Espanyol are a Catalan club that plays in Spanish La Liga. Espanyol were founded in 1900 and their original name was Sociedad Espanola de Football. In 1901 the Catalan club changed its name to Club Espanol de Futbol. Los Periquitos used to play in bright yellow shirts in the past, but current colour of the team’s home kit is blue and white. Espanyol’s fiercest rivals are Barcelona and the two teams face each other in the Catalan derby (Derbi barceloni). Espanyol have always been in Barca’s shadow, but it has to be noted that los Periquitos have won four Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup trophies). The likes of Raul Tamudo, Jose Maria, Antonio Argiles and Mauricio Pochettino are players with most appearances for the Catalan outfit. Espanyol play their home games at Estadio Cornella-El Prat and the capacity of the stadium is 40,500. Los Periquitos have never participated in the Champions League.