Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
After sharing the spoils with Leganes in Madrid, Las Palmas will be aiming to retain top position when they host Ponferradina to their Estadio de Gran Canaria. La Union Deportiva have been impressive at the back of late, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s clash. Benito Ramirez continues to miss out with a back injury, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
La Ponfe, on the other hand, have drawn each of their last four league matches, but they will have a mountain to climb against the league leaders. Since Las Palmas emerged triumphant in each of the previous four meetings with Ponferradina, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. Hugo Vallejo limped off with injury in a goalless draw with Levante, with Daniel Ojeda likely to step up.
Highlighted Player (Vitolo):
Over the years Victor Machin Perez - Vitolo has established himself as one of Sevilla’s key players. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a forward as well, won his third consecutive Europa League trophy with los Sevillanos in 2016.
Vitolo was born in Las Palmas on 2 November, 1989 and he played for his home-town club Las Palmas from 2010 to 2013. The Spanish footballer joined Sevilla on 28 June, 2013 and, no doubt, he made the right decision when he moved to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Vitolo played one game for Spain in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but he failed to make the final cut.
However, he established himself as a first-team regular under Julen Lopetegui. Vitolo scored his first goal for La Furia Roja in an 8-0 win over Liechtenstein and he provided an assist for David Silva as well. He has a contract with Sevilla which expires on 30 June, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Ponferradina):
SD Ponferradina is a professional Spanish club based in the El Bierzo region. Founded on June 7, 1922, la Ponfe compete in Segunda Division, with the team welcoming their rivals at Estadio el Toralin. The venue is pretty small, holding up to 8,400 spectators, and it was opened in September 2000.
Ponderradina’s main rivals are Deportivo Leonesa, with the two clubs facing each other in the Province of Leon derby. La Ponfe are well known for their white jerseys with blue strips. In the 2010/11 season Ponferradina did well to win the Castilla y Leon Cup, with the team beating UD Salamanca in the title game.
The likes of Jonathan Ruiz, Oscar De Paula, Samuel Camille, William Jebor, Yuri, Lucas Dominguez, Francisco Prieto, Nabil Baha, and Dmytro Khomchenovskyi are the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Each of one them made 100 or more appearances in the league for Ponferradina.