Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Mirandes play host to Girona at their Estadio Municipal de Anduva in the La Liga 2 round 11. Los Rojillos aim to build on a 2-0 win over Ibiza, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek clash. Talented attacking midfielder Rodrigo Riquelme, who has been producing excellent displays in La Liga 2 of late, will be the man to keep an eye on in the home team.
The Catalan outfit, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Huesca. Girona are not enjoying a season to remember, and given Mirandes’ display in the triumph over Ibiza, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. Veteran attacker Stuani should be recalled to Girona’s starting XI after coming as a substitute for Bustos at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Julio):
Carlos Julio Martinez is a La Masia product who plays for Mirandes in Segunda Division as a right back. Martinez started his youth career at the Barca football academy, but in 2013 he moved to Club Esportiu Europa. At the start of his senior career, the Dominican footballer played for both Villarreal B and Villarreal C before joining Marbella.
After scoring two goals in 63 appearances in the league for los Blanquillos, Carlos Julio Martinez moved to Mirandes in the summer of 2018. Speaking of his international career, Martinez made his debut with the Dominican Republic national team on December 8, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean Cup.
His primary position is right-back, but he can be used as a right midfielder as well. Carlos Julio Martinez was born in Santo Domingo de Guzman, Dominican Republic, and he has a dual citizenship.
Highlighted Team (Girona):
After several unsuccessful attempts, finally secured promotion to Primera Division at the end of the 2016/2017 season. The Catalan outfit finished the campaign in second place in the standings, 14 points behind Levante and only two clear of third-placed Getafe. Girona play their home games at Montilivi and the capacity of the venue is 9.286.
Speaking of the club history, Girona were founded in the café Norat in La Rambla of Girona on July 23, 1930 and they played their first official game against Colonia Artigas. A number of Spanish coaches were in charge of the team in the past, but it has to be noted that Uruguayan tactician Dagoberto Moll (1965/1966) and Karoly Plattko (1948/1949) of Hungary were in charge of the club as well.
The Catalan team wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home, while the colour of their shorts is blue. The team’s away kits are blue and black and Sporting Gijon are considered one of Girona’s fiercest rivals.