Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
There will be fireworks when Espanyol and Leganes face each other at RCDE Stadium in the Segunda Division derby. Los Periquitos have been producing excellent displays of late, with the team extending their winning run to four games at Albacete. Espanyol look sharp in front of goal, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to win Sunday’s derby. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Raul de Tomas, who scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Albacete.
The capital club, on the other hand, did well to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Mallorca, with the team beating Sabadell 2-1 in their last league fixtures. Leganes produce much better showings at home than on travels, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Catalan outfit. Defender Unai Bustinza is sidelined with injury for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Diego Lopez):
Diego Lopez is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Milan in the Serie A. Lopez was born in Paradela on 3 November, 1981 and he played for Lugo during his youth career. He made two appearances for Lugo at senior level as well, but in 2000 he joined Real Madrid.
The 196-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for both Real Madrid C and Real Madrid B and he made just two appearances for the first team during his first spell at Real Madrid. After spending five seasons at Villarreal (2007-2012) the Spanish goalkeeper played for Sevilla in the 2012/2013 La Liga campaign, but he made no more than eight league appearances for los Sevillanos.
He returned to Real Madrid on January, 2013 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular, replacing Iker Casillas in the starting XI. However, Real Madrid fans wanted to see Iker between the posts and, as a result, Diego Lopez was forced to join Milan in 2014. Lopez has only one cap for Spain national team.
Highlighted Team (Leganes):
Leganes are a Spanish football club that have mostly been playing in lower leagues. Los Pepineros play their home games at Batarque (Madrid) and the capacity of the stadium is just 8,138. Leganes secured their promotion to the Spanish La Liga for the first time ever in 2016 and, no doubt, that is considered the club’s biggest success.
Leganes’ bitterest rivals are fellow capital club Getafe and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the South Madrid derby.
The colour of the team’s home kit is white and blue, whilst their away kits are green. The likes of Pierre Webo, Samuel Eto’o, Ivan Zarandona, Jose Chamot, Catanha, Ruben Falcon, Jordi Lardin and Pedro Lago are famous players who were part of the Batarque outfit in the past. Lady Maria Victoria Pavon is the first female president in the history of the club and she has been in charge of the club since 2009.