Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
There will be fireworks when Eibar and Leganes lock horns at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua on Sunday. Los Armeros aim to recover from a shocking 2-1 loss to newcomers Eldense, but they will have to do it without defender Roberto Correa, who remains on the sidelines through injury. Influential forward Stoichkov is widely expected to return to the starting XI after coming off the bench in the last league fixture.
The capital club, on the other hand, proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Alcorcon and Albacete, which is probably the main reason why we predict the visitors are going to grab something from the match. Both Jorge Miramon and Iker Undabarrena continue to miss out with injuries for the away team. You should know that the two sides played out a goalless draw in their last meeting in the Spanish second tier.
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.