Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Espanyol will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Castellon when they take on Fuenlabrada on Matchday 32. Los Periquitos moved one step closer to securing automatic promotion to La Liga, but they can’t afford any complacency in the season finale. Sergi Darder scored a brace in the triumph over ten-man Castellon, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Raul de Tomas is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
Fuenla, on the other hand, have slim chances of booking their place in the playoffs, with the team sitting in 13th place in the standings, ten points behind the playoffs berth. Even though Fuenlabrada defender Pathe Ciss returns from suspension, we are tempted to put our money on Espanyol, who are the team to beat in the 2020/21 La Liga 2 campaign. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
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 (Fuenlabrada):
Nicknamed los Kirikos, Fuenlabrada is a Spanish football club that competes in Segunda Division. Fuenlabrada was founded in 1975, with the team securing promotion to La Liga 2 for the first time in the 2019/20 season.
Fuenla finished the campaign in the 8th place in the standings, and, as a result, they missed out on a place in the Segunda division playoffs. Los Kirikos wear blue shirts and blue shorts when playing on home soil, while their away kit is mainly red. Estadio Fernando Torres is the club’s home ground. The venue was named under legendary Spanish attacker Fernando Torres, who scored 38 goals in 110 appearances for La Furia Roja on the international stage.
“El Nino”, who was born in Fuenlabrada, played for the likes of Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, Milan, and Sagan Tosu during his professional career. Dioni is leading Fuenlabrada all-time top scorers list as he netted 47 goals in 82 appearances for the club.