Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Castellon and Girona go head to head at Estadio Municipal de Castalia in what is expected to be a close encounter. Castellon aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in Segunda Division, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Girona. Oscar Cano’s troops are eyeing their second home win of the season, and they should take advantage of Girona’s poor form.
The Catalan outfit experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Lugo, and seeing that key attacker Christian Stuani is unlikely to recover in time to face Castellon, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. To make things even worse for the visitors, defender Antonio Luna will have to serve his ban in Saturday’s clash as he was sent off in the 3-0 defeat to Lugo. Senegal international Mamadou Sylla is pushing for a start for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Luna):
Antonio Luna is a product of Sevilla football academy. The pacey left back was born in Son Servera, Spain on March 17, 1991 and he made his senior debut with Sevilla B. Antonio Luna made 32 appearances in the league for the reserve team, while playing 21 games for los Sevillanos in the Spanish top flight.
After ending his loan spell with Mallorca in 2013, Luna moved to England and signed a three-year deal with Aston Villa. It has to be noted that the Spanish footballer found the net for the Villans on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. After making 17 appearances in the English elite division for the Villa Park outfit, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing a deal with Eibar.
Antonio Luna scored one goal in 41 appearances for los Armeros before joining fellow La liga side Levante in 2017. You should know that Luna has five caps for Spain U20 team.
Highlighted Team (Girona):
After several unsuccessful attempts, finally secured promotion to Primera Division at the end of the 2016/2017 season. The Catalan outfit finished the campaign in second place in the standings, 14 points behind Levante and only two clear of third-placed Getafe. Girona play their home games at Montilivi and the capacity of the venue is 9.286.
Speaking of the club history, Girona were founded in the café Norat in La Rambla of Girona on July 23, 1930 and they played their first official game against Colonia Artigas. A number of Spanish coaches were in charge of the team in the past, but it has to be noted that Uruguayan tactician Dagoberto Moll (1965/1966) and Karoly Plattko (1948/1949) of Hungary were in charge of the club as well.
The Catalan team wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home, while the colour of their shorts is blue. The team’s away kits are blue and black and Sporting Gijon are considered one of Girona’s fiercest rivals.