Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Saturday’s football game at RCDE Stadium pits together Espanyol and Real Betis, the two teams with totally different ambitions in the remainder of the season. Los Periquitos did well to beat Getafe on the road on Matchday 17, with the team climbing to 14th place in the standings, but their La Liga status is still in great danger. The Catalans are eager to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match. Defender Brian Olivan is back from suspension, while Keidi Bare remains on the sidelines with injury.
Los Beticos, on the other hand, defeated Rayo Vallecano at the weekend to put an end to their three-game winless run. The Andalusians are eager to climb to the Champions League berth, but beating Espanyol in Barcelona is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the horizon in this one. The good news for the away side is that defender Luiz Felipe is back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Benjamin Lecomte):
Benjamin Lecomte is a French goalkeeper who started playing football at the age of six. Lecomte was born in Paris on April 26, 1991 and in 1997 he joined Arcueil Municipal football academy. After spending eight years at the club he joined Antony Sports in 2006 and four years later he moved to Niort. Finally, he continued his footballing development at Lorient.
The 186-cm-tall shoot-stopper played 22 games Lorient B before making his first-team debut in October 2010 in a Coupe de la Ligue match against AS Monaco. In January 2011 Benjamin Lecomte signed a professional contract with les Merlus and it has to be noted that he made 119 appearance in the league for the club from 2010 to 2017.
In 2017 he moved to Montpellier, signing a four-year deal with the Ligue 1 outfit. The Montpellier goalkeeper has 2 caps for France U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team.
Highlighted Team (Betis):
Real Betis Balompie, better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts its home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colors of the club from Andalucia are green and white.
Real Betis is known for its rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.
The club from Sevilla had its biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.
Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.