The Espanyol parks the controversial derby at the Camp Nou and the feeling of having been able to scratch something else against Barça and focuses his work on the preparation of the duel against Real Sociedad next Sunday (4.15pm).
The team of Vicente Moreno returns to the RCDE Stadium, He returns home where he is showing his best version and long, his best results so far in the championship. And it is that Espanyol is in the select group of the best LaLiga venues. It is the sixth team with the best numbers so far, in their own fiefdom. Accumulate 14 points at home, added in the 7 games played at the RCDE Stadium, with a balance of 4 wins, 2 draws and a single loss (Atlético). And we must not forget that Espanyol has 17 points in its global count, 14 of them in the perico coliseum.
Only Real Sociedad (15 points), Sevilla (16), Atlético (15), Barcelona (17) and Rayo (16) show better statistics at home, but the parakeets are the best places in the middle area of the classification. Luxury numbers at the RCDE Stadium, achieved in part by ‘fault’ for having conceded very few goals, 4 goals. Only Real Sociedad (one goal conceded) and Rayo (2) surpass the Blue and Whites in goals conceded at home.
On Sunday, Real Sociedad arrives at the RCDE Stadium wanting to win to regain the lead. But he will run into Espanyol so far, very reliable in the ‘shelter’ of his fans. For the duel against the San Sebastian, Vicente Moreno will already have in full conditions, in principle, to Keidi Bare. The Albanian midfielder arrived very close to the derby and had no minutes, as he had barely exercised with the group after returning injured from his journey with his team.
Seen the panorama, the best medicine for Espanyol after the reverse of the derby is to play at home again where he has not lost since September 12, when he fell to Atlético in the discount. Several ‘greats’ have already suffered at the RCDE Stadium (Real Madrid, Athletic). Real Sociedad is not feared, despite the good performance of the Basque team this year.