Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Sunday’s football game between Villarreal B and Espanyol will close round 10 of the new La Liga 2 campaign. The Yellow Submarine aim to extend their unbeaten run to six games, but they face a tough challenge against the promotion hopefuls. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, while Pablo Iniguez remains doubtful. Los Periquitos, on the other hand, proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Ferrol and Cartagena and they surely want to give fans yet another reason to celebrate.
The Catalans have been impressive in front of goal of late, which is probably the main reason why away win should be considered. Keita Balde continues to miss out with a hamstring problem, but he should be the only absentee in the away team. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in the Spanish second tier.
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.