Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Girona and Las Palmas square off against each other at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi in what is expected to be an entertaining La Liga 2 encounter. Girona did well to beat Amorebieta in the season opener, with veteran Christian Stuani opening his goal-scoring account. The Uruguay international should keep his place up front in the 4-3-3 formationa, alongside Sylla and Urena. Considering that over the years the Catalans have turned their stadium into a real fortress, home win should be considered.
La Union Deportiva, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Real Valladolid. Las Palmas have always been struggling on the travels, and given Girona’s display in the triumph over Amorebieta, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in the Spanish second tier Girona defeated Las Palmas 2-1. Former Real Madrid winger Jese Rodriguez is pushing for a start for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Luna):
Antonio Luna is a product of Sevilla football academy. The pacey left back was born in Son Servera, Spain on March 17, 1991 and he made his senior debut with Sevilla B. Antonio Luna made 32 appearances in the league for the reserve team, while playing 21 games for los Sevillanos in the Spanish top flight.
After ending his loan spell with Mallorca in 2013, Luna moved to England and signed a three-year deal with Aston Villa. It has to be noted that the Spanish footballer found the net for the Villans on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. After making 17 appearances in the English elite division for the Villa Park outfit, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing a deal with Eibar.
Antonio Luna scored one goal in 41 appearances for los Armeros before joining fellow La liga side Levante in 2017. You should know that Luna has five caps for Spain U20 team.
Highlighted Team (Las Palmas):
Las Palmas are a Spanish football club based in the Canary Islands. The club was founded on 22 August, 1949. Los Amarillos play in Spanish La Liga and the team’s home ground is Estadio Gran Canaria. The stadium was opened in 2003 and it’s current capacity is 32,150. Miguel Angel Ramirez is the club’s chairman and the club’s main rivals are Tenerife.
Las Palmas impressed in the 2015/2016 La liga campaign, with the team finishing the season in 11th place in the standings. However, it has to be noted that los Amarillos finished the 1968/1969 Primera Division campaign in second place in the table, 11 points behind Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Speaking of Copa del Rey, Las Palmas made it to the final of the Spanish Cup in 1978. Las Palmas eliminated Sporting Gijon in the semis (5-3), but Barcelona outplayed los Amarillos in the title game (3-1).