Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Espanyol will be looking to escape the relegation zone when they host Levante at their RCDE Stadium. Los Periquitos restarted the season with a 2-0 win over Deportivo Alaves, with the team playing out a goalless draw with Getafe in the suburbs of Madrid at the weekend. Even though centre-back Bernardo Espinosa misses the Levante game through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on Abelardo’s troops as they want this win more than the visitors.
Los Levantinos were more than fortunate to share the spoils with Sevilla on Monday evening as los Sevillanos scored an own goal in the dying minutes of the game. Levante are stuck in the middle of the table, and given the importance of the match for the Catalan outfit, home win should be considered. Levante attacker Roger Marti returns to the starting XI after serving his ban against Sevilla.
Highlighted Player (Victor Sanchez):
Victor Sanchez began his senior career at Barcelona, playing eight games for the Catalan giants in La Liga. He played for Barca B and Barca C in the past as well, but in 2011 he signed a two-year deal with Swiss side Neuchtatel Xamax. In the 2012 winter transfer window Sanchez returns to Spain, but this time out he joined Barca’s local rivals Espanyol.
The midfielder, who is capable of playing as a defender as well, signed a three-and-a-half year deal with los Periquitos and he has been playing for the club ever since. Victor Sanchez won the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey trophies in the 2008/2009 season with Barcelona. He has yet to make his Spain debut, but he has three caps for Catalonia.
Victor Sanchez made seven appearances for Barcelona in the 2008/2009 campaign. Sanchez has a contract with Espanyol, which expires on 30 June, 2018. The midfielder was born on 8 September, 1987 in Terrasa.
Highlighted Team (Levante ):
Levante Union Deportiva is a Spanish football club from the city Valencia and is playing in the highest Spanish football division since 2010. The club is the second biggest of Valencia after the very known football club Valencia CF. The Valencia derby is one of the most hectic football games in the region. The nickname of Levante UD is Las Granotes which literally means the frogs. The club host it’s home games in the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium which holds a capacity of 26 000 seats. The club colors of Levante are blue and red.
The biggest success of Levante UD was in 1937 where the club won the Copa del Rey. Other prizes Levante won in lower divisions are the Segunda Division A in 2004 and the Seguda Division B in 1999. Famous players that played for Levante are Johan Cruyff, Sergio Garcia, Arveladze and Juanfran.