Our football match prediction:
Espanyol will be looking to build on a thrilling 4-3 win over Las Palmas when they take on Eibar at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua on Matchday 28. Los Periquitos managed to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Espanyol and they need to keep on improving their game if they are to finish the season in top six. The Catalan outfit are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but seeing that they are on a three-match winless run on the road in the league, the visitors should be happy with one point from Saturday’s football match. Eibar were hammered by league leaders Real Madrid in their last home fixture in the Spanish elite division, but they are definitely capable of beating Quique Sanchez Flores’ team at home. Los Armeros have been producing scintillating showings at their Municipal de Ipurua this term and we predict that they will record their ninth home victory of the season.
Highlighted Player (Sergi Enrich):
Sergi Enrich is a product of Mallorca’s youth academy. The 181-cm-tall striker was born in Ciutadella, Spain on 26 February, 1990 and he began his senior career at Mallorca. Enrich played 83 league games for Mallorca B, while making 6 appearances for the first team between 2010 and 2013. During his spell at Mallorca he played for the likes of Recreativo and Alcorcon on loan and in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Numancia. Sergi Enrich scored 26 goals in 76 league appearances for Numancia, but on 12 July, 2015 he joined Eibar to play in the Spanish top flight. The Spanish attacker made 35 appearances for los Ameros in the 2015/2016 season, scoring seven goals in the process. Sergi Enrich’s market value was €4 million in July, 2016 and it has to be noted that his contract with Eibar expires on 30 June, 2018. His maternal family name is Ametller.
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.