Our match prediction:
Sunday’s game at Estadio La Rosaleda pits together Malaga and Espanyol. Los Boquerones aim to build on back-to-back wins over the likes over Sporting Gijon and Real Betis, while los Periquitos want to extend their unbeaten run in la Liga to four games. The Andalusian side managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last two league fixtures and the hosts are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s football match against the Catalan outfit. Javi Gracia’s men are tough to beat at home and we would not be surprised if the visitors fail to score in the Estadio La Rosaleda clash. Espanyol often struggle on the travels and, taking everything into account, we predict that Constantin Galca’s men will return home empty-handed. Los Boquerones recorded their last win over los Periquitos back in 2012, but we believe that the time has come for the Andalusian outfit to put an end to the negative trend.
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.