Our match prediction:
Sevilla will host the 17th round of the Primera Division against Espanyol from Barcelona in the Ramon Pizjuan Stadium on Wednesday 30th of December at 17:15. Espanyol is currently placed 12th on the table having 20 points meanwhile Sevilla is currently the number 8 having 23 points, with only 3 points difference this game is very important for both teams. Sevilla was unable to beat Real Betis in their last game, Espanyol was able to beat Las Palmas 1-0 at home. Despite the difficult start in the league Sevilla can be happy how the team is developing, in order to end well in the Primera Division the team will have to step up it's game in the second part of the league. We predict Sevilla to win 2-1. The Sevillian squad contains more qualities and is having the home advantage.
Highlighted Team (Espanyol):
Espanyol are a Catalan club that plays in Spanish La Liga. Espanyol were founded in 1900 and their original name was Sociedad Espanola de Football. In 1901 the Catalan club changed its name to Club Espanol de Futbol. Los Periquitos used to play in bright yellow shirts in the past, but current colour of the team’s home kit is blue and white. Espanyol’s fiercest rivals are Barcelona and the two teams face each other in the Catalan derby (Derbi barceloni). Espanyol have always been in Barca’s shadow, but it has to be noted that los Periquitos have won four Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup trophies). The likes of Raul Tamudo, Jose Maria, Antonio Argiles and Mauricio Pochettino are players with most appearances for the Catalan outfit. Espanyol play their home games at Estadio Cornella-El Prat and the capacity of the stadium is 40,500. Los Periquitos have never participated in the Champions League.