Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Sporting Gijon play host to Castellon at their Estadio El Molinon on day 10 of the new Segunda Division campaign. Sporting Gijon aim to build on back-to-back wins over Ponferradina and Alcorcon, and, no doubt, they are eager to overtake Espanyol in top position in the standings. The promotion-chasing hosts are brimming with confidence ahead of Monday’s clash, and they should take advantage of Castellon’s poor form.
Serbia international Uros Djurdjevic, who found the net in the midweek clash, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. The visitors are on a four-match losing run ahead of the trip to Asturias, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Sporting’s party at Estadio El Molinon. It has to be noted that Castellon midfielder Marc Mateu misses the game through suspension as he was sent off in the 2-1 loss to Almeria.
Highlighted Player (Diego Marino):
Diego Marino is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Sporting Gijon. The 185-cm-tall shoot-stopper was born on 9 May, 1990 in Vigo and he played for the likes of Santa Marina, Rapido Bouzas, Sardoma, Areosa and Villarreal during his youth career. Between 2008 and 2010 he played for Villarreal C and in 2010 he started playing for Villarreal B.
Marino made 72 appearances for Villarreal B and in 2012 he joined the first team. He was not Villarreal’s first-choice goalkeeper in the 2012/2013 campaign and he made no more than nine appearances for the Yellow Submarine. In the 2015/2016 season he played for Levante, but following their relegation to Segunda Division, Diego Marino decided to sign a deal with Sporting Gijon on 1 July, 2016.
The goalkeeper has 6 caps for Spain U-21, while playing 3 games for Spain U23. It has to be noted that he won UEFA U-21 Championships in 2011 and 2013 with La Furia Roja. Back in 2007 he made it to the FIFA U-17 World Cup final with the Spanish 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.