Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Espanyol will be aiming to cement top position in the standings when they host Ponferradina at their RCDE Stadium on day 9 of the new Segunda Division campaign. Los Periquitos are determined to secure a quick return to La Liga, and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-minded approach against La Ponfe. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Raul de Tomas as Chinese international Wu Lei remains in the recovery room.
Ponferradina, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Sporting Gijon, but they face a difficult task in the midweek clash. Both Saul Crespo and Adri Castellanos return for the visitors, but Oscar Sielve remains in the recovery room. Anyhow, Espanyol, who have been impressive at home ground in the first half of the season, are likely to retain top position in the table with a win over La Ponfe.