Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadi Ciutat de Valencia when Levante and Huesca square off against each other in the opening match of the season. Los Levantinos failed to impress in the 2021/2022 La Liga campaign, and, no doubt, they are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign. Loanee Vicente Iborra is expected to play an important role in Mehdi Nafti’s team, as well as North Macedonia international Enis Bardhi, who is still part of the team.
Huesca, on the other hand, were having their ups and downs in pre-season, with the team beating the likes of Calahorra and Andorra, losing to Eibar and Osasuna, while sharing the spoils Gimnastic. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on Levante, who have turned their Estadi Ciutat de Valencia into a real fortress. A man to watch in the away team will be summer signing Sandro Ramirez.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Soldado):
Roberto Soldado is regarded as one of the most famous footballers in the history of Villarreal. The meaning of his surname in Spanish is “the warrior” and it has to be noted that he began his football career at Real Madrid, playing from the B team between 2002 and 2006. The pacey attacker made 16 appearances and scored two goals for the first team, but he was producing the best performances of his career during his three-year spell at Valencia.
Soldado scored 59 goals in 101 appearances for los Che, but in 2013 he signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £26 million. The Spanish attacker, who was born on 27 May, 1985 in Valencia, scored for the Spurs on his debut in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, but he netted the goal from the penalty spot.
Soldado failed to impress in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign with Tottenham and, as a result, he was sold to Villarreal on 14 August, 2015. Speaking of his international career, the Villarreal attacker made his Spain debut in June, 2007 against Latvia.
Highlighted Team (Huesca):
Huesca are a Spanish club that compete in La Liga, the Spanish top flight. The club was originally founded in 1910, but in 1940 it was renamed Union Deportiva. In 1956 the club disappeared due to financial problems, but four years later Sociedad Deportiva Huesca was born. Huesca are well known for their blaugrana colors as their founding members were Barcelona fans.
The club welcome their rivals at El Alcoraz and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 5,500. Despite the fact that El Alcoraz can hold up to 5,500 people in December 2014 7,600 spectators watched the game between Huesca and Barcelona. Huesca will make their first ever appearance in Primera Division in the 2018/2019 season.
The likes of Leo Franco, Luis Sastre and Ruben Castro are some of the most notable footballers that played for Huesca. Real Zaragoza are considered Huesca’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in Derbi Aragones.