Our football match prediction:
Espanyol have been in a thrilling form of late. The Catalan outfit recorded a routine 3-0 win over Leganes in their last home game in La Liga and they shared the spoils with Atletico Madrid at Estadio Vicente Calderon at the weekend. Los Periquitos have been impressive at the back in recent weeks and it has to be noted that they are after their sixth consecutive clean sheet in the national championship. Their next rivals Sporting Gijon defeated Osasuna (3-1) at the weekend, but it is well known that los Rojiblancos struggle on the travels. Espanyol are eager to climb to the top half of the table and we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match. When the two teams met at Estadio Municipal El Molinon earlier in 2016 Espanyol recorded a thrilling 4-2 win over Sporting Gijon and, taking everything into account, home win appears on the cards.
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 (Sporting Gijon):
Sporting Gijon are a Spanish football club that competes in La Liga. Sporting Gijon’s home ground is El Molinon, the stadium that was built in 1908. El Molinon is the oldest football field in Spain and the capacity of the stadium is 30,000. Sporting Gijon’s home kit is red and white and the club’s main rivals are Real Oviedo. The two teams take on each other in the Asturian derby. Sporting Gijon did remarkably well to finish the 1978/1979 La Liga campaign in second position in the standings and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Los Rojiblancos were runners-up in Spanish Copa del Rey in 1981 and 1982, but they have yet to win the Spanish Cup. The club was founded in 1905 and the club’s original name was Sporting Gijones. Sporting Gijon participated in the UEFA Cup on six occasions, but they did not record a good result in the European competition.