Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Las Palmas and Castellon go head to head at Estadio de Gran Canaria in what is expected to be a close midweek game. Las Palmas continue to impress at home ground, with the team beating both Logrones and Almeria in the previous two home fixtures in La Liga 2, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek game. Experienced strikers Sergio Araujo has found his goalscoring touch of late, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Castellon, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Lugo. The visitors failed to impress on Matchday 6, and seeing that they had no more than one shot on target against Lugo, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Las Palmas’ party at Estadio de Gran Canaria. The good news for the hosts is that Alex Suarez returns from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Araujo):
Sergio Araujo was born in Buenos Aires on 28 January, 1992 and, as expected, he started playing for his home-town club Boca Juniors. He made just 19 appearances for Boca in the league and he played for the likes of Barcelona B, Tigre and Las Palmas on loan in the past as well.
The Argentine attacker scored 25 goals in 43 appearances for los Amarillos in the 2014/2015 Segunda Division campaign and despite the fact that he was linked with a move to Celtic and Real Sociedad, the club owners managed to sign a permanent deal with the former Boca Juniors footballer.
Araujo has three caps for Argentina U23 team and he represented la Albiceleste at the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup. It has to be noted that he scored the winner for Argentina in the opening match of the tournament against Honduras. Araujo scored six goals in eight appearances for the Argentina U17 team. The pacey attacker has a contract with Las Palmas which expires on 30 June, 2020.
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.