Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
There will be fireworks when Logrones and Espanyol face each other at Estadio Las Gaunas on Matchday 18. Logrones looked unstoppable in November, but, all of a sudden, they suffered a dip in form. The newcomers are on a three-game losing run in La Liga 2, and it is no wonder bookies see them as underdogs in Sunday’s clash. Espanyol, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating the likes of Zaragoza, Cartagena, and Sporting Gijon in the last three league fixtures.
The Catalan side aim to overtake Mallorca in top position in the standings, and given Logrones’ poor form, away win should be considered. China international Wu Lei, who broke the deadlock in the triumph over Gijon, is pushing for a start. The two teams meet for the first time ever in the Spanish second tier.
Highlighted Player (Ander Vitoria ):
Ander Vitoria is a Spanish attacker who plays for UD Logrones in Segunda Division. Vitoria played for Zubizarreta-Igorre at youth level when Athletic Club scouts spotted him. He joined the Basque Lions at the age of ten, but he did not see any game action with the San Mames outfit at senior level.
Ander Vitoria played for the likes of Basconia, Lemona (loan), Amorebieta (loan), Portugaleta, Sant Andreu, Leioa, Burgos, and Barakaldo before joining UD Logrones. Vitoria made his Logrones debut in a goalless draw with Durango on August 25, 2018. Born in Igorre, Spain on January 22, 1990, Ander Vitoria wears the No. 9 shirt at Logrones.
His primary position is centre-forward, and his contract with UD Logrones should expire on June 30, 2021. Ander Vitoria scored his first goal for Union Deportiva in a 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad B on December 2, 2018 at Estadio Nuevo Municipal las Gaunas.
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.