The recently promoted CD Castellon will host CD Lugo this Saturday in a new round of the Spanish second division. We have good reasons to think that one of these teams will do a better match and the odds are very pleasant as well.
Starting with the local team – which is already a first small advantage – they are placed 7th after 2 victories, 2 draws, and only 1 loss. Their goal average is also positive, (+2) and they already defeated the well-known Leganes two weeks ago. Castellon got promoted to the second division this year along with other three teams, and so far, they are the best of them, keeping 8 of the possible 15 points disputed in these first five rounds. More than a surprise, this is the result of great efforts done. The improvement of this team goes through both the players and the recent changes in the management of the team. Certainly, the team doesn’t have the highest budget in the division, but their quality shows that they got promoted to fight for a good position.
On the other hand, the visitor team Lugo started the week with some bad news. First, the team lost their third consecutive match of the season and now their record is composed of 1 victory and 4 losses. This situation puts them in the 20th position and one of the relegation spots. Secondly, this last defeat ended with 9 players on the field for the team, after Xavi Torres and Carlos Pita received two yellow cards each and got the red ones. This situation means that they won’t be available for the next duel against Castellon. Both players were playing in the defensive line, so this is going to affect them for sure. Finally, the results obtained during these first five duels, made the team fire their coach, Juanfran Garcia. Now, getting a new coach just days before a game is not enough to prepare a match in a professional football division.
There are no real stats about the H2H matches between both teams, as they only faced once back in 1993. However, we have seen the difference between both teams regarding quality, standing positions, and what we can expect about their mental motivation for this duel. For those reasons, I will place my bet for Castellon with a -0.25 AH. If you also want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits on the market, you should also register on the best betting software.