La Liga is back from the break, and we start things back up with a clash between Deportivo and Espanyol. Both teams have a lot to gain from this match: Espanyol can keep themselves ahead of the mid-table frenzy, while Deportivo can ensure that they don’t drop further towards the relegation zone. Espanyol’s last match ended in an abysmal 4-1 loss to heavyweights Barcelona, but they do have the talented partnership of Pablo Piatti and Gerard Moreno, who together account for 11 of Espanyol’s 20 goals. They’ll have to watch out for the striking threat of Florian Andone, but I believe Quique Flores can coach his team to a rebound victory.
Prediction: Espanyol 2-1 Deportivo