Our match prediction:
Levante and Espanyol face each other at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in a match that could be crucial for los Levantinos in their battle for survival. Rubi’s men sit in the last position in the La Liga standings, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Espanyol, on the other hand, suffered a 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid at the weekend and seeing that they are just eight points clear of the relegation zone, no doubt, los Periquitos are eager to grab something from Friday’s football match as well. Levante did well to keep a clean sheet in each of their last two home fixtures in La Liga, meaning that a low-scoring affair appears on the cards. Espanyol are not regarded as good travelers and, taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams will share the spoils at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia.
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.