Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio Municipal de Anduva will host Saturday’s football game between Mirandes and Tenerife, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Los Rojillos sit in the danger zone and they aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Eibar and Real Valladolid. However, they face a tough challenge against the promotion-chasing visitors. Gabri Martinez is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in the 3-2 loss to Valladolid, while both DIogo Verdasca and David Vicente are out of contention with injuries.
Los Insulares, on the other hand, did well to beat Burgos 2-1 at the weekend despite Mohammed Dauda’s sending-off on the stroke of half-time. The Ghana forward is banned for Saturday’s clash, but given Tenerife’s fine form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders. The likes of Luismi Cruz, Nikola Sipcic, and Aitor Sanz miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Manu Garcia):
Manu Garcia is a product of Real Sociedad youth academy. The Spanish midfielder, who was born on 26 April, 1986, started playing for Real Sociedad B at the age of 19, making 101 appearances for the Basque outfit between 2005 and 2008. He scored 18 goals for Real Sociedad B and, as a result, Eibar chiefs decided to sign him in July, 2008. Manu Garcia spent the 2008/2009 season on loan at Real Union, scoring eight goals in 29 appearances for the club and in 2010 he joined Logrones.
Finally, in June 2012 he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Segunda Division side Deportivo Alaves. Manu Garcia made 37 appearances for El Glorioso on his debut season and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
Garcia scored five goals for Alaves in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to Primera Division. He has a contract with Alaves which expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Tenerife):
Tenerife is a Spanish club based in the Canary Islands. Tenerife were founded on November 21, 1912, with the team playing home games at Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez. The stadium was opened on July 25, 1925 and it can hold up to 22,824 spectators.
Los Insulares established them as the elite division club in the 1990s, but in 1999 the team suffer relegation to La Liga 2. Tenerife played in la liga two seasons more (2001/02, 2009/10), but they have been competing in lower leagues ever since. Los Insulares wear white and blue shirts when playing at home, whereas light green is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Tenerife participated in the UEFA Cup in the 1993/94 season, with the team eliminating the likes of Auxerre and Olympiakos before losing to Juventus in the last 16. Three years later the Spanish club did remarkably well to make it to the UEFA Cup semis. Las Palmas are considered Tenerife’s main rivals.