Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
After failing to win the previous eight league fixtures, Lugo will be looking to return to winning ways in Segunda Division when they take on Sabadell at their Estadio Anxo Carro. Los Albivermellos do not seem to be at the top of their game, but they rarely lose at home ground. It has to be noted that Lugo are undefeated in the previous 12 home fixtures in the Spanish second tier. Eleven of those games ended up with less than 2.5 goals.
Sabadell, on the other hand, have been struggling on the travels of late. Antonio Hidalgo’s men are on a three-match losing run on the road, and given Lugo’s fine home record in Segunda Division, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. In their last meeting at the venue Lugo defeated Sabadell 2-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Manu Barreiro):
Manu Barreiro is a professional player who was born on 8 July, 1986 in Compostela, Spain. Barreiro is a product of Real Madrid youth school, but he played for Valencia during his youth career as well. He made three appearances for Valencia B, but in 2005 he joined Lalin.
He played for the likes of Algeciras, Cadiz, Jerez, Zamora, Cerceda, Pontevera and Ferrol in lower leagues as well and on 27 June 2014 he signed a contract with Segunda Division side Alaves. He scored 11 goals for the club in the 2014/2015 campaign and he netted five goals in 32 appearances for El Glorioso in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign, helping the team secure promotion to La Liga.
Manu Barreiro won Segunda Division B with Cadiz in the 2008/2009 season. Manu Barreiro is a centre forward, but he is capable of playing as a left winger as well. His contract with Alaves expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Sabadell):
Sabadell is a professional Spanish club based in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Sabadell were founded back in 1903, with the team securing promotion to la liga for the first time during the World War II (1943/44).
Los Arlequinats have never won the national championship, but they did well to make it to the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) final in 1935. Despite producing fine displays in the process, Sabadell were eventually beaten by Sevilla (0-3) in the title game. Nova Creu Alta is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,908 spectators.
The stadium was built on August 20, 1967 by famous Spanish architect Gabriel Bracons Singla. Antonio Vazques (35 goals) is leading Sabadell’s all-time goal-scoring chart. It has to be noted that Sabadell fans have good relations with Bristol Rovers supporters. CD Ebro are seen as one of the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in el Derbi Arlequinado.