Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez when Tenerife and Espanyol face each other on day 8 of the new Segunda Division campaign. Tenerife aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Ponferradina, but they face yet another difficult task on Matchday 8 as they take on the league leaders. Since los Insulares will be without suspended midfielder Zarfino, we do not believe that home win should be considered.
Los Periquitos, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano, with the team recording a routine 2-0 win over Mirandes in midweek. Even though Tenerife are tough to beat when playing on home soil, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders, who are seen as No. 1 favourites to secure automatic promotion to Primera Division. Javi Puado, who opened his goalscoring account against Mirandes, is likely to keep his place up front.
Highlighted Player (Rubén Pérez):
Rubén Pérez is a Spanish footballer who was born in Ecija on April 26, 1989. The 178-cm tall midfielder is a product of Atletico Madrid youth academy, but he made no more than one appearance in La Liga for los Rojiblancos. Ruben Perez, though, played 53 games for Atletico Madrid B before joining Deportivo La Coruna on loan.
The Spanish footballer spent some time on loan at Getafe, Real Betis, Elche and Torino as well before joining Granada in 2015. After making 31 appearances for the Andalusian side from 2015 to 2018, Ruben Perez joined Leganes on loan in 2016.
In 2018 he signed a permanent deal with Leganes and he has been playing for the capital club ever since. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well. Ruben Perez has 5 caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior squad.
Highlighted Team (Oviedo):
Based in Oviedo, Asturias, Real Oviedo is a Spanish club that plays home games at Carlos Tartiere. Carlos Tartiere is one of the biggest stadiums in Segunda division as it can hold up to 30,500 spectators. Los Azules competed in La Liga in the 1990s, but in the 2001/02 campaign they suffered relegation to Segunda Division.
Real Oviedo have not competed in the Spanish top flight ever since. In the 1991/92 season los Azules represented Spain in the UEFA Cup, but Genoa proved to be a big catch for them in the round of 64. Real Oviedo have a rivalry with Sporting Gijon, with the two teams facing each other in the Asturian derby.
The likes of Robert Prosinecki, Stan Collymore, Dely Valdes, Abel Xavier, Paulo Bento, Marius Lacatus, Viktor Onopko, Ratomir Dujkovic, Juan Mata, Michu, Ibrahima Balde, and Slavisa Jokanovic are the famoust footballers who were part of Oviedo in the past. Carlos Munoz Cobo is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart.