14
Jan

Free Pick: Cultural Leonesa vs. Lorca (Spain Segunda Division) WIN 2:1

Round 22 of Segunda Division. Cultural Leonesa won just once in last 5 games, it was at this stadium back in December, against Tarragona (2:0). They have lost only one game this season at their home stadium, but they have drawn 7  games too.  With 23 points and sitting just one place above the relegation zone, Leonesa needs a good result today. Coach Ruben de la Barrera will not be able to count on injured defenders Albizua(11/0), Yasser(6/1) and midfielder Magallan(0/0). New signings: Ysuke Ideguchi (Leeds United), Sergio Marcos (Valladolid) and Thierry Moutinho (CFR Cluj) are all available to play.  On the other side, Lorca is traveling from the far South, with a more urgent situation. Lorca is just above the bottom, with the same number of points (16) as Sevilla II. This is the second game for coach Fabri Gonzalez. In his debut, Lorca lost (2:3) vs. Sevilla II. Few injured players as well in away side: midfielders Ojeda(15/1), Tropi(15/1), Bustos(17/0), Carlos(10/1). Players who left the team in winter transfer period: defender Molo(2/0), midfielders Eugeni(12/1), Sito(9/0) and attacker Manell(9/1). Aly Malle(Udinese u19-loan) will make his debut but other three signings, Joao Meira (Chicago Fire), Cristian Nasuti (Olimpo), and Didier Digard (Free) are still unable to play and they didn’t travel with the rest of the squad. Lorca is the worst visiting team with a 1-1-9 record. PICK: Cultural Leonesa -0.5 2.02 Pinnacle