Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Girona will be aiming to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Tenerife when they take on Sabadell in their first game of the year. The Catalans failed to impress in the Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez clash, and, to make things even worse for boss Francisco, talented attacker Bustos was sent off. The Argentina striker misses Monday’s clash through suspension, but Girona are still seen as favourites to win the game.
As always, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be experiencer attacker Stuani, who was scoring goals for fun last season. Sabadell, on the other hand, are eyeing their third consecutive win on the road in Segunda Division, but beating Girona in Catalonia is easier said than done. A close match is on the horizon at Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
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 (Sabadell):
Sabadell is a professional Spanish club based in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Sabadell were founded back in 1903, with the team securing promotion to la liga for the first time during the World War II (1943/44).
Los Arlequinats have never won the national championship, but they did well to make it to the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) final in 1935. Despite producing fine displays in the process, Sabadell were eventually beaten by Sevilla (0-3) in the title game. Nova Creu Alta is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,908 spectators.
The stadium was built on August 20, 1967 by famous Spanish architect Gabriel Bracons Singla. Antonio Vazques (35 goals) is leading Sabadell’s all-time goal-scoring chart. It has to be noted that Sabadell fans have good relations with Bristol Rovers supporters. CD Ebro are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in el Derbi Arlequinado.