Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Municipal de Anduva when Mirandes and Espanyol face each other in the Segunda Division derby. Mirandes rolled over Alcorcon 4-0 at home in their opener, but Sporting Gijon proved to be a big catch for los Rojillos on Matchday 2. Defender Barbu limped off with injury in the last league match, with Ramon likely to step up. There are no other injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Espanyol.
Los Periquitos, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Racing Santander. The Catalans are eyeing a quick return to La Liga and we are positive that they will go for a win in Sunday’s clash. Mirandes, though, are tough to beat at home and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Both Cesar Montes and Javi Puado should miss out with injuries for 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.