Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Castellon will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Ponferradina when they face Malaga on day 2 of the new Segunda Division campaign. Castellon impressed in their first game in La Liga 2 since June, 2010, but they do not want to stop now. The newcomers aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and they should take advantage of the current atmosphere in Malaga’s dressing room.
Los Boquerones are no longer considered the team to beat in Segunda Division, and it is no wonder they suffered a 2-0 loss to Tenerife in the opening match of the season. Malaga boss Sergio Pellicer doesn’t have too many high-profile players to choose from, and we would not be surprised if Malaga suffer yet another defeat on Friday evening. Experienced Portugal attacker Orlando Sa is pushing for a start for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Jose Rodriguez):
Jose Rodriguez is a professional footballer who was born in Villajoyosa, Alicante on 16 December, 1994. Rodriguez started his senior career at Real Madrid B, playing 60 matches for Castilla between 2012 and 2014. He made his debut for Real Madrid on 1 December, 2012 in a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the local derby.
Three days later Rodriguez became the youngest footballer ever to play for los Blancos in the Champions League as he came as a substitute in a 4-1 win over Ajax. He played for Deportivo La Coruna on loan in the 2014/2015 campaign and he joined Galatasaray at the end of the season. However, he made just 14 league appearances for the Turkish side and in 2016 he moved to Germany.
Rodriguez joined Mainz on 1 July, 2016 and his contract with the Bundesliga club expires on 30 June, 2020. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both attacking midfielder and a right winger. Juan Rodriguez has six caps for Spain U21 team.
Highlighted Team (Malaga):
Malaga Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from Malaga which host their games in Estadio La Roselado which has a capacity of 28700. The club from the south of Spain is playing in the Primera Division since 2008. In June 2010 sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bought Malaga Club de Futbol.
Malaga CF was found in 1994 after a fusion between former clubs Club Deportivo Malaga and Atletico Malaga. After playing down and forth in lower Spanish divisions the clubs managed to play in the Primera Division for the first time in 1999. After a good performance in the Intertoto Cup Malaga managed to qualify for the UEFA cup for the first time ever in 2004.
Well known players that played for Malaga in their career are: Van Nistelrooy, Cazorla, Monreal, Baptista Saviola and Toulalan.