Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Espanyol will be looking to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Racing Santander when they take on Mirandes in the La Liga 2 round 27. Los Periquitos are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground and they are eager to move closer to the automatic promotion berth. Ruben Sanchez is pushing for a recall to the starting XI, while both Eduardo Exposito and Nico Melamed remain in the recovery room.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into goals in a 1-0 loss to Cartagena. Anyhow, home win should be considered as over the years Espanyol have turned their Stage Front Stadium into a real fortress. Both Javier Marton and Miguel Baeza are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the visiting side. In their last meeting in the Spanish second tier Espanyol defeated Mirandes 1-0, with Jofre scoring the only goal of the match.
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.