Our football match prediction:
Espanyol were outclassed by Barcelona in the local derby on Matchday 16 and, to make things even worse for the fans, los Periquitos suffered a shocking elimination in Copa del Rey as they were beaten by Segunda Division side Alcorcon in the two-legged tie. The Catalans will be fully focused on the national championship in the remainder of the season and we predict that they will go for a win in Friday’s football match against Deportivo La Coruna. Espanyol have been impressive at the back so far this season and they are after their eighth clean sheet. The Galicians, on the other hand, recorded a routine 2-0 win over Osasuna in their last league fixture, but considering that they are on an eight-game winless run on the road, there is every chance the visitors will return home empty-handed. A man to watch in the home team will be former Valencia winger Pablo Piatti, who has been in a fine form this term.
Highlighted Player (Hernan Perez):
Hernan Perez is a 27-year-old Paraguayan winger who plays for Spanish club RCD Espanyol in Spanish La Liga. Perez was a late bloomer having built up his career for two different youth clubs before finding his feet with Tacuary. He made his top division debut in 2007 with them and was subsequently signed by fellow league side Club Libertad. But a serious right knee injury limited his game time at Libertad where he rarely appeared for the capital club. Perez’s redemption came at Spanish club Villarreal in 2009 where he quickly established himself in the main squad. Last year, he joined Espanyol and started showing glimpses of his skills. Perez was one of the best players for Paraguayan under-20 team at the 2009 South American Championship helping them finish in second place. His full senior debut came in the next year when he was selected to the 2011 Copa America. So far, Perez has won 26 caps.
Highlighted Team (Deportivo La Coruna):
Real Deportivo La Coruna (also known as Depor) is a Spanish football club founded in 1906 and is currently playing in the Primera Division. The Galician club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Municipal de Riazor in A Coruna. The stadium holds a capacity for 35 000 football fans. The club clolors are Blue and White. The biggest rival of the club from A Coruna is Celta de Vigo which is a football club from the same region. The Manuel Pablo incident in 2001 shows how big the rivalry is between both Galician teams.In the last years Deportivo la Coruna is playing in different divisions in Spain. In 1974/75 the club played in the Tercera Division. Since 1992 the club had it’s glory times with winning the league title in 2000. The Copa del Rey in 1995 and 2002. And the semi finals of the Champions League in 2004.Important players in the history of Deportivo La Coruna are: Makaay, Mauro Silva, Rivaldo and Bebeto.