Apologies for the delayed posting. The inconsistent scheduling of the Friday night game got the best of me this week so I missed the Ponferradina 2-3 upset at Sporting.
Racing will be without US defender Carlos Bocanegra for the next six weeks after Boca tore his hamstring against Russia in the midweek. Fabri’s group returns home to face Villarreal who are continuing to let late goals get the best of them. Two teams not going along too well here. DRAW.
Lugo hosting Girona is a tasty one with Girona skyrocketing up the table to second. However Lugo are so good at home and have already knocked off Elche in front of the home fans. I’ll take a HOME WIN.
Las Palmas and Xerez on Saturday is also shaping up to be a good one as both teams have been playing well of late. Las Palmas have gotten back that Pio Pio feeling in front of the home fans while Esteban Vigo’s message has taken hold with the azulino. Good contest here but I’ll go with the more experienced manager. ROAD WIN.
Murcia are back at home this time facing Barcelona B. The Baby Blaugrana are capable of some truly beautiful futbol one week and then laying an egg the next… or sometimes it happens in the same game. Murcia are good at home though and should be up for it. HOME WIN.
The old normal was Recreativo never lost at home and couldn’t win away but that now seems to be the old normal having been replaced by the new normal of Recre never winning away while always losing at home. Make sense? Yeah, me neither. Anyways, Recre heare back in front of the home fans this weekend to take on Sabadell who won for the first time in about two months last week. Recre scratched out a hard-fought win away at Castilla. I was wrong the last time Recre returned home after beating a ‘filial’ but I think this week they get it done. HOME WIN.
Elche is back at home trying to shake off thoser road doldrums that has suddenly inflicted the Ilicitanos of late. Three away games and zero goals for Fran Escriba’s side. They are facing an opponent, Alcorcon, who have had their share of struggled away from the fortin of Santo Domingo. Unhappy homecoming for Alcorcon manager Pepe Bordalas. HOME WIN.
Mirandes return to Anduva where they will try to claim their second straight home win. Two weeks ago it came versus Barca B and now another youth team comes to town in the form of Real Madrid Castilla. It was great to see Pablo Infante return to action last week but something tells me Castilla are primed to break out and score mucho goals after getting shut out last week. AWAY WIN
Huesca-Guadalajara… Just smells like a 0-0 final, doesn’t it? DRAW.
Hercules’ season must continue because, well, as long as they are in existence I guess they have to play the games. They head over to Cordoba this week to take on the verdiblancos. Walk in the park here for the hosts. HOME WIN.
We conclude with Sunday night’s Numancia-Almeria match with the Soria bunch back at home. With the weather starting to get cooler, life for opponents in the Pajaritos becomes alot less comfortable. add to the fact that it’s a bunch of Andalucians coming to town, well, you can see an upset coming. HOME WIN.
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