Permanence at stake

Castellón and Sabadell, one point apart in the table, have a triumph out of relegation. Jonathan Soriano could debut.


Castellón and Sabadell play more than three points in Castalia (follow the game live on Just one point apart in the table, both teams have a stroke of a win to be able to get out of the relegation places. A draw, as it happened in the first leg at Nova Creu Alta, would be a little too small. The golaverage is also at stake between two teams called to fight for permanence until the end of the season. Jonathan Soriano, recent signing from Albinegro, enters the call-up and could have his first minutes.

El Castellón faces the meeting with the ambition of achieving the second consecutive victory at home, aware that the objective is passing through Castalia. Of the seven triumphs in the return of the Orelut team to professional football, six have come at home. In addition, Juan Carlos Garrido has practically all of his troops for a decisive clash. Only Eneko Satrústegui, precisely the scorer in the first leg, is still in the infirmary.

Despite recovering Víctor on the side, the good performance of the team against Leganés indicates that the Valencian coach could give continuity to the block of the last days, without rushing to accommodate the left-hander in the eleven. Thus, Lapeña would enter the center of the defense along with Carlos Delgado, while Iago Indias and Moyano, with a different leg, would occupy the wings. Bodiger and Sené have settled in the core, with Arturo Molina and Marc Mateu on the sides. Above, without reference, Rubén Díez and Jorge Fernández continue to work by dividing the function of 'false 9'. Soriano, a newcomer, awaits his opportunity.

Sabadell, meanwhile, faces the match, like Castellón, with the pressure of not being able to fail. The harlequins have let out in the last few days unbeatable opportunities to escape the descent, but now they seem stagnant. The defeat last day in Malaga hurt a team that has only achieved one victory (against Las Palmas) in the league in 2021 (nine games). Antonio Hidalgo, who has never been questioned, knows that he needs to improve the numbers because with what he has done so far it does not reach him. Many are the pending subjects that the harlequins currently have, but the one that urgently needs to be approved as soon as possible is that of the goal: they have not celebrated a goal for 289 minutes.

And precisely to have more punch, the coach will give the title to Álvaro Vázquez, already one hundred percent after his injury. In Malaga he had 24 minutes and it is not the time to save anything. He will form a point with Guruzeta and Stoichkov. Where the Sabadell coach has less room for maneuver is in defense. Pedro Capó and Grego Sierra are doubtful, Hidalgo slipped that they arrive too fair, and hence he will once again trust those who can offer immediate performance. And these are Óscar Rubio, Jaime Sánchez and Juan Ibiza. They will be in the line of three centrals to try to control a Castellón also in need. It is, without a doubt, a match marked in red because not only permanence is at stake, but also the golaverage after the 1-1 of the first round.

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