Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Ponferradina will be looking to kick off the new La Liga 2 campaign in style when they host Castellon at their Estadio El Toralin. La Ponfe have been struggling in the Spanish top flight after the coronavirus break, with the team being more than fortunate not to suffer relegation to Segunda B. Bolo’s men aim to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Castellon.
Real Madrid product Manuel Hernando, who joined the club in the summer, is likely to make his Ponferradina debut against Castellon. Los Albinegros, on the other hand, secured promotion to La Liga 2 thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Cornella in the Segunda B playoffs final. The newcomers are eager to impress on their return to the Spanish second tier, but they will have a big fish to fry in their opener.
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.