Match Analysis

Meteors, by Andres Blancos’ own blunt admission, are hugely erratic on the road. Inconsistency personified. If Asturias were to establish a six-point lead with a game in hand, plus the head-to-head advantage of having done better across the two Clasicos, then you can bet your livestock, that James Dean motorbike you bought at auction, your collection of Penny Blacks and the children’s college fund that Valerio Feliciano will see that advantage home.

Europa Utd’s best matches in terms of ball possession and control over proceedings have happened when Oliver Ethan and Dylan Taylor have had one more midfielder, offensive as he might be, to work around and have an extra pass forward available. Williams and Theo Rodriguez, and not Collins, should fill that role. Even Elijah Shaw can help, but the key is to add more balance and bite to the midfield. Paradoxically, the team won’t lose scoring capabilities; in fact, and according to recent experience, they will create more chances.