Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
After failing to impress in a 1-0 loss to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Espanyol will look to get back on course in Segunda Division when they take on Ferrol on Monday evening. Los Periquitos are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they will have to showcase their worth on the field. Both Exposito and Gomez are pushing for recalls to the starting XI, while Keita Balde and Jofre Carreras continue to miss out with injuries.
The newcomers, on the other hand, did well to beat Zaragoza 1-0 at home at the weekend, but they will have a mountain to climb in Barcelona. As previously mentioned, Espanyol have turned their Stage Front Stadium into a real fortress and we predict that the promotion hopefuls are going to pick up all three points from the match. Midfielder Luca Ferrone has yet to overcome a muscle injury, but he should be the only absentee in the visiting 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.