REMEMBER Terry Gibson? Well, we've signed him and while he won't be kicking a football he'll be looking into his crystal ball and bringing us his best Spanish tips every week.
The ex-Spurs, Coventry and Manchester United striker is probably best remembered for his time as part of the infamous Wimbledon Crazy Gang side of the late 80s and early 90s. Now an expert in all things La Liga he works as a pundit and co-commentator on Sky Sports’ Spanish football coverage and is a contributor to unibet.
Terry previews tonight's match at Villarreal.
Villarreal v Espanyol (7pm)
The panic is over for Villarreal and the pressure has been eased on coach Fran Escribar after they lost the first two games of the season. Back-to-back wins against Betis and Alaves scoring three in both means they are back on track regarding expectation levels.
Cedric Bakambu and Carlos Bacca have scored two apiece and the exciting strike partnership is coming along nicely now.
Espanyol achieved their first win of the season on Monday evening against Celta Vigo with an impressive and fast and hard-working performance. They were made to suffer unnecessarily though after racing into an early two-goal lead only for Celta to pull one back with 20 minutes to go.
It's a tricky schedule for Quique Sanchez Flores and Espanyol. They played Monday evening, face Villarreal in this game on Thursday and then play Deportivo at home on Sunday in the midday kick-off. They don't have a massive squad to deal with the short recovery periods so because of that I'm going to go for a Villarreal win.
I'm banking on Villarreal's version of the BBC to be too strong in this particular game. Incidentally, that is Bakambu, Bacca and Castillejo. Not exactly Bale, Benzema and Cristiano I know but they will prove to be decisive.
- Correct score: Villarreal to win 2-1 (7-1, unibet)
- First scorer: Bakambu (4-1, unibet)
- Safe bet: Both teams to score (4-5, unibet)
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