Our match prediction:
Ten-man Las Palmas were not capable of grabbing something from Tuesday’s match against Real Betis, but despite suffering a loss to los Beticos at Estadio Benito Villamarin, los Amarillos remained in the safe zone in the La Liga standings. Quique Setien is doing a great job with the newcomers and they are on the right track to secure the top flight survival. Las Palmas play host to Espanyol at their Estadio de Gran Canaria on Friday evening and seeing that both teams will be happy with one point from the game, we predict that los Amarlillos and los Periquitos will share the spoils on Matchday 35. The Catalan outfit are just seven points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that Friday’s football clash is of big importance for the visitors. When the two teams met in Barcelona in the reverse fixture Espanyol recorded a hard-fought win over Las Palmas (1-0).
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.