Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Espanyol will be aiming to put icing on the cake on a very successful season when they take on Ponferradina on Matchday 40. Los Periquitos have already secured automatic promotion, but they surely want to finish the season in top position in the standings. Since Mallorca are breathing down their neck, we are positive that the league leaders will go for a win in Tuesday’s clash. Experienced midfielder Fran Merida, who suffered an injury in the defeat to Cartagena, is unlikely to feature in the midweek clash.
La Ponfe, on the other hand, aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Bolo’s troops proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Castellon, and seeing that they want this win more than Espanyol, we are tempted to put our money on the home team. Ponferradina defender Adrian Castellano returns to contention after serving his ban in the triumph over Castellon.