Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Zaragoza and Girona square off against each other at Estadio La Romareda in the La Liga 2 round 35. Los Blanquillos head into the match following back-to-back draws with Amorebieta and Tenerife, and they are eager to put an end to their three-match winless run. Anyhow, home win should not be considered as Zaragoza have little to play for in the remainder of the season. All Lasure, Narvaez, Petrovic, Serrano, Grau, Vigaray miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Catalans, on the other hand, are on a five-match winning run. Girona aim to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive, and seeing that they want this win more than Zaragoza, we are tempted to put our money on the away side. Saiz is a major doubt after limping off with injury in a 1-0 win over Malaga, while Bustos is pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Alvaro Gimenez):
Alvaro Gimenez is a product of Elche football school who plays for fellow La Liga side Cadiz as a forward. Alvaro played for several Spanish clubs in the past, including Elche, Valencia B, Torrellano, Mallorca, Alcorcon, Almeria, before joining Birmingham City in the 2019/20 season.
After scoring only three goals in 24 appearances for the Blues in the Championship, Alvaro Gimenez returned to Spain at the end of the season, signing a deal with La Liga newcomers Cadiz. The Spanish attacker made his debut with the “Yellow Submarine” on October 4, 2020 in a 1-1 draw with Granada. His main position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well.
Gimenez’s preferred foot is left, and his contract with Cadiz should expire on June 30, 2023. The Cadiz attacker has three caps with the Spain U17 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team.
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.