Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Granada will look to build on a 2-0 win over Ibiza when they take on Racing Santander in the Segunda Division round 2. Los Granadinos proved their worth in the season opener, with the team already establishing themselves as one of the main candidates for promotion. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but both Raul Torrente and Carlos Neva remain in the recovery room.
Matias Arezo is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the triumph over Ibiza. The newcomers, on the other hand, produced a poor display in a 2-0 loss to Villarreal B; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Granada’s party at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. As for the visiting side, summer signing Daniel Fenandez is likely to make his first start of the season.
Highlighted Player (Maxime Gonalons):
The 27-year-old France international defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons has been with Lyon since the tender age of 10, climbing through the club’s rank all the way to the first-team regular and club captain. Gonalons made his competitive debut for Lyon in 2009 against Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League playoof round when he came on for Jeremy Toulalan.
During the seven seasons with Lyon’s first-team, Maxime Gonalons established himself as the mainstay completing the total of 212 Ligue 1 appearances. Reliable midfielder has been a major impact in Lyon’s Champions League challenges as well, taking part in all of his club’s five appearances in Europe’s elite competition last year.
Playing in the holding role at Lyon, Maxime Gonalons’ influence is pivotal as the French international adds much needed steel to the midfield allowing his more creative teammates the freedom and carelessness upfront. His locker room impact is equally crucial as the 27-year-old midfielder is an imposing figure both on and off the pitch.