Espanyol justified the role of a favorite squad last time out on the road to Castellon, as they were able to record a routine 1:3 victory.
They had some problems at the begging when they conceded from the penalty in the 13th, but responded in the best possible manner, leveling up the score in the 32nd over Lopez. The guests gained a numerical advantage on the field, just a few minutes later, and pretty much had a clear path to the three-pointer. Darder stood out in the 42nd and the 49th minute and brought his team a valuable victory.
Currently, Espanyol holds the leading spot, but the race between them and Mallorca and Almeria is really begging to heat up.
Right defender Miguelon Llambrich (19/0) is more of a long-term absentee already now. Two positive cases are reported last night, without specifying whether these correspond to players of club’s staff.
Fuenlabrada made a great appearance in the last round at home when they managed to prove the bookies wrong and defeat Mallorca with a convincing 4:1 result.
They started the match furiously, scoring as many as three during the first part, and logically lowered the rhythm in the continuation. Favored guests only succeeded in reducing to 3:1 in the 56th, but the hosts removed all questions with another one in the last twenty minutes, and deservedly took all three in this encounter.
Fuenlabrada is at 9th spot on the table, being seven points in deficit compared to the playoff-placed Rayo Vallecano.
The guests should have no fresh injury worries for this one.
Goals are expected
Judging by their latest appearances and overall effectiveness this season, these two will most likely put up with quite a show on Thursday afternoon. With their offensive style of play, it is very difficult to see a passive encounter, and in my opinion, Fuenlabarada definitely isn’t coming to sit back and wait.