Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Elche, Espanyol will be aiming to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Alcorcon at Stage Front Stadium. Los Periquitos have a chance to climb to the automatic promotion berth and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against los Alfareros. Both Victor Ruiz Torre and Nico Melamed are sidelined with injuries, while Antoniu Roca and Pol Lozano will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Alcorcon, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run on the road and given their poor record at Stage Front Stadium, we predict that the Catalans are going to pick up all three points from the match. Jacobo Gonzalez is out of contention through suspension, while both Jean-Sylvain Babin and Juanma Bravo remain on the sidelines with injuries. In their last meeting in Barcelona Espanyol defeated Alcorcon 1-0.
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.