Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Mallorca will be aiming to overtake Espanyol in top position in the standings when they take on Castellon at Estadio Municipal de Castalia on Matchday 35. Los Bermellones recorded a routine 2-0 win over Lugo in their last league match, but they need to keep on impressing in the remainder of the season if they are to secure a top-two finish. Considering that head coach Luis Garcia Plaza can count on key players for Saturday’s showdown, we believe that away win should be considered.
Castellon, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating both Albacete and Oviedo, while losing to Alcorcon. The hosts aim to escape the relegation zone, but they should not be looking for the survival points in matches against promotion-chasing sides. In the first half of the season Mallorca recorded a routine 3-1 win over Castellon, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on los Bermellones.
Highlighted Player (Oscar Whalley ):
Oscar Whalley is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Castellon in Segunda Division. After spending his youth career at the likes of UD Amistad and Zaragoza, Whalley continued playing for Zaragoza B at senior level.
After making 26 appearances in the league for the reserve team, the 189-cm-tall shot-stopper played 22 games for the senior team. After his spells with the likes of Huesca (loan), Sporting Gijon, Aarhus, and OFI, Oscar Whalley returns to Spain in 2020, signing a deal with aforementioned La Liga 2 side Castellon. Whalley made his Segunda division debut with los Albinegres in a 2-1 win over Ponerradina on September 12, 2020.
He kept his first clean sheet the following month in a 2-0 home win over Leganes. Speaking of his international career, the Castellon goalkeeper made his Spain U21 debut in a 4-1 loss to Belgium on November 12, 2014. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Mallorca):
Thanks to a win over Deportivo La Coruna in the 2018/2019 Segunda Division play-offs final Mallorca secured promotion to Primera Division. Los Bermellones returned to the Spanish top flight following a six-year absence. Over the years Mallorca have turned their Estadi de son Moix into a real fortress, with the team producing much better showings at home than on the travels.
Opened in June 1999, the venue can hold up to 23,142 people. The club based in Balearic Islands are well known for their red shirts with one black stripe and black shorts. Mallorca’s away colours are white and red. Former Barcelona and Inter ace Samuel Eto’o is undisputedly the most notable footballer who played for the club.
Back in 1999 Mallorca made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to Lazio in the title game. Four years later los Bermellones won Spanish Copa del Rey, which is considered the club’s biggest success.