Sabadell vs Espanyol predictions and match preview for Sunday’s game in the Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis ahead of this rarely played Catalan derby.
- DATE: Sunday 4th October 2020
- KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
- VENUE: Estadi Nova Creu Alta
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Sabadell vs Espanyol Preview
This weekend in the Segunda División we see a Catalan derby as newly promoted Sabadell face off against Espanyol at the Estadi Nova Creu Alta which should be an interesting affair.
Antonio Hidalgo’s men have had an extremely tough start to the season with narrow losses to promoting chasing teams Real Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano and now find themselves up against another team with serious promotion ambitions in the shape of Espanyol.
They will find confidence in how they played against Mallorca where they had more of the ball and created chances and being at home they will not fear Espanyol. They are bidding to become the first team to score against them this season and also pick up their first points since returning to the second tier.
Espanyol picked up another three points in their last game against Real Oviedo and also kept another clean sheet. Veteran goalkeeper Diego Lopez, who is 38 now, showed he still is a top level keeper. His incredible saves kept Oviedo out and ensured the Blue and Whites got the win.
Espanyol have started the season very well and Vicente Moreno will want this form to continue. They didn’t create too much against Oviedo though and that’s something that they will need to work on heading into this game and beyond.
Head to Head
- The sides haven’t met competitively this century.
- There have been a few friendlies though with Sabadell winning the last two – in 2013 and 2014.
Sabadell vs Espanyol Predictions
Score Prediction: Sabadell 1-2 Espanyol
This will be Sabadell’s first game at home this season and they will be up for it and will want to prove that they belong in this division. They will create chances and I believe they will get a goal.
Espanyol are dangerous though. They are a team who believe they are superior to any other in the Segunda. With their attacking options and form going into this match, they should be too much for a tough Sabadell team. It is a derby match though and we all know anything can happen in a derby.
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