Castellon vs Fuenlabrada predictions and match preview for Monday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two teams who have recently made coaching changes meet.
- DATE: Monday 15th February 2021
- KICK-OFF: 19:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Nou Estadi Castàlia
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Castellon vs Fuenlabrada Preview
Two clubs who have been relatively recent additions to LaLiga SmartBank clash on Monday evening. Castellon, who were promoted in 2020, are aiming to emulate Fuenlabrada’s achievement of establishing themselves in this league – which it feels as though Fuenla have largely done despite having only been promoted to it a year earlier than their opponents.
Castellon’s current plight is serious but not yet dire. They are bottom of the table following the weekend results but are only 4 points off safety. Their promotion winning coach Oscar Cano departed in January. His replacement Juan Carlos Garrido claimed a shock win in his first game in charge as Castellon defeated high-flying Sporting Gijon 2-0.
However the side from the Valencian region have lost both games since then. Garrido has had a tough set of opening games with his first three matches all against teams in the current top seven. This though is precisely the kind of fixture Castellon need to be winning if they are going to have a chance of beating the drop.
Fuenlabrada have also made a coaching switch since the turn of the year. José Ramón Sandoval was perhaps a tad unfortunate to lose his job in early February with former Racing boss José Luis Oltra his replacement.
Oltra’s first game ended in the same manner as 5 of Sandoval’s final 6 did – with Fuenlabrada drawing. A point at home to promotion hopefuls Almeria was certainly a point gained rather than one lost. They look too far back to challenge for the play-offs this season, having come agonisingly close last term but the new boss will be expected to keep the points total ticking over in order to secure a third straight second tier campaign.
Head to Head
- The sides drew 1-1 in Madrid earlier this term.
- That was the first ever meeting in a league fixture.
Castellon vs Fuenlabrada Predictions
Score Prediction: Castellon 1-1 Fuenlabrada
This is a tough one to call with both clubs in the process of finding their feet under new management. It’s probably too early to judge either just yet and we might see quite a cagey game here with a draw perhaps the most likely outcome.
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