Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Municipal de Montilivi when Girona and Real Valladolid go head to head in the Segunda Division round 6. The Catalans aim to put an end to their three-game losing run, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against La Pucela. Girona, though, failed to impress in the Andalusian derby against Malaga (0-2), which is probably the main reason why home win should not be considered.
Experienced attacker Cristhian Stuani missed the local derby, but he should play some part in Saturday’s clash. Real Valladolid, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form as well, with the team losing to both Burgos and Tenerife in the previous two league fixtures. La Pucela are determined to return to winning ways as soon as possible, and, taking everything into account, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Morocco international Jawad El Yamiq is likely to miss the game with injury for the visitors.
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 (Valladolid):
Real Valladolid is a Spanish club based in Valladolid, the part of the autonomous community of Castille and Leon. Founded in 1928, Real Valladolid play their home matches at Jose Zorilla, the venue that has the capacity 26,512. La Pucela have yet to win the La Liga title, but it is important to note that they finished fourth at the end of the 1962/1963 season.
Real Valladolid made it to the Spanish Cup final on two occasions (1949/1950, 1988/1989). In 1984 they won Copa de la Liga (League Cup), which is considered the team’s biggest success. Speaking of their European records, Real Valladolid participated in the 1989/1990 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finals.
La Pucela are well known for their purple and white shirts, but they are known for some top-class footballers as well. The likes of Diego Costa, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Borja Fernandez, Rene Higuita, Luis Garcia and Aritz Aduriz played for Real Valladolid in the past.