Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Sunday’s football game at RCDE Stadium pits together Espanyol and Valencia, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Los Periquitos sit just above the relegation zone, with the team suffering their fourth defeat of the season before the international break. The Catalans are low on spirits following the 2-1 loss to Real Sociedad, and that is probably the main reason why home win should not be considered. All Ruben Sanchez, Jose Carlos Lazo, and Adria Pedrosa miss out with injuries for the home team.
Los Che, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Rayo Vallecano, with the team beating Celta Vigo 3-0 in their last league fixture. Valencia have been in a much better form of late than Espanyol, and we predict that the time has come for Genaro Gattuso’s men to record their first away win of the season. Both Eray Comart and Jaume Domenech are injured for the away team.
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 (Valencia):
Founded on March 18, 1919, Valencia FC are a Spanish football club that compete in La Liga. Los Che play their home games at Estadio de Mestalla, the stadium which was opened back in May, 1923. The capacity of the venue is 50,000. Seeing that bats are quite common in Valencia, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Bats.
Valencia made it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2000, 2001), but they were beaten in the title games by Real Madrid and Bayern Munchen respectively. The Spanish club, though, did well to win the UEFA Cup title in the 2003/2004 season, with the team beating Marseille in the final of the competition.
A number of top-class footballers were part of the club in the past, with the likes of Pablo Aimar, Ruben Baraja, David Albelda, Santiago Canizares, John Carew and Gaizka Mendieta all playing for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. Valencia main colors are white and black, whilst they often where orange jerseys and shorts when playing on the travels.