Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Espanyol quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Las Palmas, with the team eliminating Burgos in the Copa del Rey last 64. Los Periquitos aim to return to winning ways in Segunda Division as well as a triumph over Castellon will see them retain top position in the standings. The Catalan outfit have been impressive on home soil this season, and it should come as no surprise bookies seem them as favourites to win Sunday’s clash.
Espanyol are after their fourth consecutive triumph at their RCDE Stadium. Castellon, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back defeats to Tenerife. Los Albinegres were beaten by Tenerife in both La Liga 2 and Copa del Rey, and seeing that Espanyol have turned their stadium into a real fortress, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match.
Highlighted Player (Diego Lopez):
Diego Lopez is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Milan in the Serie A. Lopez was born in Paradela on 3 November, 1981 and he played for Lugo during his youth career. He made two appearances for Lugo at senior level as well, but in 2000 he joined Real Madrid.
The 196-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for both Real Madrid C and Real Madrid B and he made just two appearances for the first team during his first spell at Real Madrid. After spending five seasons at Villarreal (2007-2012) the Spanish goalkeeper played for Sevilla in the 2012/2013 La Liga campaign, but he made no more than eight league appearances for los Sevillanos.
He returned to Real Madrid on January, 2013 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular, replacing Iker Casillas in the starting XI. However, Real Madrid fans wanted to see Iker between the posts and, as a result, Diego Lopez was forced to join Milan in 2014. Lopez has only one cap for Spain national team.
Highlighted Team (Castellon):
CD Castellon is a Spanish club based in the Valencian Community. Valencia flag dominates the club’s crest, but their home colours are white with black stripes. Castellon footballers wear green jerseys and green shorts when playing on the travels.
The club have been having their ups and downs ever since it was founded on July 20, 1922, with the team finishing fifth in the Spanish elite division in the 1972/73 season. It has to be noted that Castellon have not played in La Liga since the 1990/91 campaign when they suffered relegation to Segunda Division. Nowadays, Castellon compete in the Spanish second tier, with the team welcoming their rivals at Nou Castalia stadium.
Legendary Spanish coach Vicente Del Bosque played for the club in the 1970s. Castellon’s biggest success came in the 1972/73 season as they participated in the Copa del rey final. However, Athletic Bilbao proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.