The story of CD Castellon
Castellon is the team of the eponymous region of Valencia. It has a long history. But the current and newest starts in 2017.
Then the former player of the club Pablo Hernandez became the owner. And he takes over with the help of a consortium of businessmen.
Already in the first season of the new beginning, fresh investments pay off. And the team is promoted from 4th to 3rd level.
And last season he won the final playoff. After which he found himself in the 2nd division of Spanish football.
You understand that for now the ambition is only to maintain the presence at this level.
And conditions for something more are still lacking. Or rather, they require much larger investments.
For clarity, I will mention that, for example, only 15,500 local stadiums are the smallest that do not meet the requirements of La Liga.
Castellon will emphasize defense!
To get a little better idea of this Castellon team, I read with interest the press conference of Juan Carlos Garrido.
The coach has led the team for 10 rounds.
I was impressed that he first noted his satisfaction with his team. And really, they have been unbeaten since 4 games.
All the while he was superlative to the opponent.
At the same time, he hinted that a strong game in defense is the foundation for success against them.
Espanyol is in the fight for the Top 2!
Espanyol, on the other hand, are eager to return to the Spanish elite.
And according to experts, they are one level superior to all other teams in the Segunda Division.
They are currently in second place. But with a fragile lead of only 2 points over the third.
They have the most effective attack. As well as the second strongest defense.
They are currently in a series of 7 games without a loss. Although 4 of them are draws.
Forecast for Castellon - Espanyol
In this match it is difficult to determine a winner.
I will, however, cling to the words of the hosts' mentor that he will build on the basis of defense.
Espanyol usually scores before halftime.
But against a highly motivated and in shape host, I will bet they fail to realize early in this match.
Since I do not expect an early goal from Castellon, I choose the logical prediction for an exact result 0-0 in the First Half.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Castellon is in a series of 4 games without a loss: 2-2-0.
- Castellon is in a series of 17 home games without a draw: 8-0-9.
- Espanyol is in a series of 7 games without a loss: 3-4-0.
- Espanyol have won just 1 of their last 6 league visits: 1-3-2.
Castellon's last 5 games:
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