Our match prediction:
Espanyol are running down a blind alley ahead of the visit of Deportivo La Coruna. Los Periquitos suffered a loss in each of their last three league games, meaning that they are low on confidence ahead of Saturday’s match. The Catalan outfit sit in the danger zone in the La Liga standings, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Reports in Spain suggest that coach Constantin Galca will lose his job should Espanyol happen to suffer a loss to Deportivo. The Galician outfit recorded their last league win on 19 December and considering that los Periquitos want this win more than their rivals, we predict that the hosts will record a hard-fought triumph over Victor Sanchez’s troops. It is well known that Espanyol are tough to beat at home ground. It is important to note that los Periquitos have won five of last six home games vs Deportivo in La Liga.
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.