Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Sabadell play host to Girona at their Estadi de la Nova Creu Alta in what is expected to be a close Catalan derby. Sabadell did well to beat Lugo at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their six-game winless run. Antonio Hidalgo’s troops will be without suspended defender Pierre Cornud in the midweek clash, and seeing that Girona are eager to climb to the playoffs berth, home win should not be considered.
Delfi Geli’s men proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Las Palmas (2-1) and Albacete (2-1), and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Wednesday evening. Veteran attacker Stuani, who scored a late winner against Albacete, will be the man to watch in the away team. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a goalless draw, but we are tempted to put our money on the playoffs-chasing visitors this time out.
Highlighted Player (Aleix Coch):
Aleix Coch is a Spanish defender who plays for Sabadell in Segunda Division. After spending his youth career at the likes of Cusa La Granja, Espanyol, Reus, and Gimnastic, Coch started playing for Pobla Mafumet at senior level.
After scoring five goals in 60 league appearances for the club, he returned to his boyhood club Gimnastic in 2010. Aleix Coach played for Hospitalet and Badalona as well before moving to his current club Sabadell in 2017. The 185-cm tall centre-back made his Sabadell debut on August 20, 2017 in a goalless draw with Elche.
He scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw with Formentera three months later. His main position is centre-back, but coaches use him as a right-back as well. The right-footed footballer has a contract with Sabadell until June 30, 2021. Aleix Coch was born in Tarragona on October 18, 1991.
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.