Our football match prediction:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over the likes of Real Betis and Deportivo Alaves, Eibar take on Espanyol on day 14 of the new La Liga campaign. Los Armeros have found their best form of late and, as a result, they moved away from the relegation zone. The Basques are high on confidence ahead of Sunday’s football match against Espanyol and they certainly want to give fans yet another reason for celebration. Former Malaga attacker Charles has been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks and all eyes will be on him when the two teams face each other at Estadio Municipal de Butarque. Los Periquitos, on the other hand, have been struggling in the first half of the season and we predict they will return to Barcelona empty-handed. You should bear in mind that the Catalan outfit suffered a 1-0 loss to Deportivo Alaves in their last away game in the Spanish elite division.
Highligted Player (Dani Garcia):
After spending his youth career at Real Sociedad, Dani Garcia made his senior debut for Alicante B. He made 29 appearances for the first team as well and in 2011 the Spanish midfielder joined Getafe B. Despite being a Real Sociedad player between 2012 and 2014 he spent two years at Eibar on loan, scoring one goal in 79 appearances for the club. Dani Garcia made his debut in La Liga on 24 August, 2014 in a 1-0 win over his boyhood club Real Sociedad. On 26 June, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with Eibar, which expires in June, 2018. In July, 2015 his market value was €4 million. Dani Garcia has yet to play for the Spain national team, but he made his debut for the Basque Country. The Eibar footballer plays as a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Dani Garcia was born in Zumarraga, Spain on 24 May, 1990.
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.