Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Espanyol will be aiming to put an end to their four-game winless run in Segunda Division when they take on Elche on Matchday 16. Los Periquitos failed to impress in a 1-1 draw with Huesca, but it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Midfielder Keidi Bare serves a one-game ban, while all Nico Melamed, Antoniu Roca, and Pol Lozano continue to miss out with injuries.
Los Franjiverdes, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team winning three of their last four league matches. Elche showcased their worth in a 2-0 win over Zaragoza, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Espanyol, who have turned their Stage Front Stadium into a real fortress. Both Fidel and John Donald Chetauya are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team.
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.