Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Espanyol and Osasuna go head to head at RCDE Stadium in what is expected to be a close La Liga encounter. Los Periquitos aim to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Almeria, and a win over Osasuna could seem them escape the danger zone. All Simo Wassim Keddari, Keidi Bare, and Adria Pedrosa remain in the recovery room, but there are no suspended players in the Catalan team.
Meanwhile, los Rojillos failed to grab something from the Atletico Madrid game (0-1), with the team dropping to 8th place in the standings. Osasuna aim to move closer to the Europa League berth, but beating Espanyol in Barcelona is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Ruben Pena misses out with a leg injury, while Nacho Vidal is a major doubt.
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 (Osasuna):
Osasuna are a Basque football team that plays in Spanish La Liga. Los Rojillos are based in Pamplona and and the club were founded in 1920. Estadio El Sadar has been the home of Osasuna since 1967 and the capacity of the stadium is 19,800.
The colour of Osasuna’s home kit is red, while the team’s shorts are navy blue. Los Rojillos dropped to the Segunda Division at the end of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, but they did not spend too many time in the Spanish second tier. The club returned to the elite division in 2016 after beating Girona in the play-offs.
Osasuna made it to the Spanish Copa del Rey final in 2005, but they eventually lost to Real Betis after extra time in the title game. The meaning of the word Osasuna is “health” in Basque and it is used in a sense of strength.