Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Espanyol and Villarreal B square off against each other at Stage Front Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. Los Periquitos failed to win the previous four league matches, but it seems as if their displays are much better than the results. The club chiefs have not been too active in the January transfer window, but it has to be noted that head coach Luis Miguel Ramis has a full squad to choose from.
The Yellow Submarine B, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travellers and given their three-game losing run on the road, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Catalan outfit. Lanchi limped off with injury in a heavy 4-1 loss to Cartagena, with Aitor Geraldo likely to replace him in the starting line-up.
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.