Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Ponferradina will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Espanyol when they host Sabadell at their Estadio El Toralin on day 10 of the new Segunda Division campaign. La Ponfe have been producing much better showings at home than on the road of late, and they are surely capable of matching Sabadell on Sunday afternoon. The newcomers, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Leganes, and they managed to get one thanks to Stoichkov’s goal.
Sabadell have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team making life difficult for Zaragoza on the road at the weekend, and even though Ibiza is likely to miss Sunday’s clash with injury, we believe that the visitors are capable of holding Ponferradina to a draw. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of their previous four meetings in the Spanish second tier.
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.