Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Espanyol and Eldense will lock horns at Stage Front Stadium in what will be their first ever meeting in Segunda Division. Los Periquitos are seen as the main candidates for automatic promotion and their performance in a 4-1 crushing of Levante is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s encounter. As for the home team, all eyes will be on duo Puado – Melamed as both players scored a brace in the last league match.
The likes of Brian Olivan, Keita Balde, and Cesar Montes remain in the recovery room. The newcomers, meanwhile, were beaten by both Villarreal B and Zaragoza in the previous two away games, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the promotion hopefuls. It has to be noted that the visitors will be without Miguel Nunez and Alex Martinez in Sunday’s showdown.
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.