Good omens

It is no secret that Espanyol have not made a good start to the La Liga season, with five consecutive home defeats equalling their worst ever opening on home turf in Barcelona. Perhaps more worrying than this, though, is the lack of goals being scored, and even a genuine goal threat. We wondered how many … Continue reading Good omens

Things can only get better

Pablo Machín surely knows the scale of the task ahead of him as he attempts to turn around Espanyol's disastrous start to the season, but we have tried to quantify it for you anyway. Method We used data from FiveThirtyEight's pre-season predictions to rank the 20 sides of La Liga: Team DifficultyBarcelona20Real Madrid19Atlético18Valencia17Sevilla16Real Sociedad15Getafe14Eibar13Athletic12Betis11Villarreal10Espanyol9Leganés8Celta7Levante6Alavés5Osasuna4Valladolid3Granada2Mallorca1AVERAGE10.5 This … Continue reading Things can only get better