Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Leganes will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Las Palmas when they face Lugo on Matchday 2. The capital club proved their worth in the season opener, with substitute Munoz scoring the winner after 75 minutes. Leganes are undisputedly one of the teams to beat in the 2020/21 season, and it is no wonder bookies see them as favourites to win Sunday’s football match. Lugo, on the other hand, were anything but impressive in a 2-0 loss to Fuenlabrada.
The hosts are eager to give fans something to cheer about, but seeing that the game will be played behind closed doors, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. In their last meeting at Estadio Anxo Carro Leganes recorded a 2-1 win over Lugo. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be summer signing Borja Baston, who is likely to return to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Rosales):
Born in Caracas, Venezuela on November 20, 1988, Roberto Rosales is a pacey full back who plays for Malaga in La Liga. Rosales started his career at the youth team of Deportivo Gulima and he played for his home-town club Caracas during his youth career as well.
After making two appearances in the league for Caracas, the Venezuela international joined Belgian side Gent in 2007 and he played for De Buffalo’s until 2010. Roberto Rosales scored five goals in 72 games for Gent in the Belgian top flight and in the summer of 2010 he signed a three-year deal with Eredivisie side Twente. He quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Twente and you should bear in mind that he played 118 games in the Dutch elite division for the club.
On July 9, 2014 Roberto Rosales moved to Spain, signing a three-year deal with Malaga and he has been playing for los Boquerones ever since. Speaking of his international career, he made his debut for Venezuela on March 28, 2007 in a 5-0 win over New Zealand.
Highlighted Team (Leganes):
Leganes are a Spanish football club that have mostly been playing in lower leagues. Los Pepineros play their home games at Batarque (Madrid) and the capacity of the stadium is just 8,138. Leganes secured their promotion to the Spanish La Liga for the first time ever in 2016 and, no doubt, that is considered the club’s biggest success.
Leganes’ bitterest rivals are fellow capital club Getafe and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the South Madrid derby.
The colour of the team’s home kit is white and blue, whilst their away kits are green. The likes of Pierre Webo, Samuel Eto’o, Ivan Zarandona, Jose Chamot, Catanha, Ruben Falcon, Jordi Lardin and Pedro Lago are famous players who were part of the Batarque outfit in the past. Lady Maria Victoria Pavon is the first female president in the history of the club and she has been in charge of the club since 2009.