Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Mirandes will look to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Amorebieta when they welcome Real Valladolid to their Estadio Municipal de Anduva. Los Rojillos are stuck in the middle with 46 points in their pocket, meaning that they have little to play for in the season finale. Joseba Etxeberria is likely to stick to his rotation policy, with all Hassan, Riquelme, and Tchimbembe pushing for a start. Victor Meseguer is banned for the match.
La Pucela, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with fellow promotion-chasing side Almeria at the weekend. Real Valladolid aim to climb to top two in the Segunda Division standings, and they are surely capable of beating Mirandes, who head into Sunday’s clash with the lack of motivation. Javi Sanchez has joined the likes of Oscar Plano and Hugo Vallejo in the recovery room, while Toni Villa misses out through suspension.
Highlighted Player (Óscar Plano):
A Madrid-born attacking midfielder, Oscar Plano was given a unique opportunity not many footballers get at the beginning of their fledgling careers. As a talented youngster making his first football steps with a local side of Mostoles, Oscar Plano was soon grabbed by mighty Real Madrid.
Having spent eight years going through youth setups of the La Liga heavyweights, Plano was given his competitive debut at Real Madrid C in 2010. A season later earned him a promotion to Real Madrid’s B setup where in three seasons in total he made 63 league appearances and scored 7 goals. Having become fully aware that a chance to represent one of the biggest clubs in the world might be unachievable, Oscar Plano moved to Alcoron in 2014.
More than a 100 matches in three years at Santo Domingo made him one of the key players for Los Alfareros. The Spanish midfielder made a great contribution with helping Valladolid secure promotion to Spanish top flight in 2017/18 with 44 La Liga 2 appearances and 6 goals.
Highlighted Team (Valladolid):
Real Valladolid is a Spanish club based in Valladolid, the part of the autonomous community of Castille and Leon. Founded in 1928, Real Valladolid play their home matches at Jose Zorilla, the venue that has the capacity 26,512. La Pucela have yet to win the La Liga title, but it is important to note that they finished fourth at the end of the 1962/1963 season.
Real Valladolid made it to the Spanish Cup final on two occasions (1949/1950, 1988/1989). In 1984 they won Copa de la Liga (League Cup), which is considered the team’s biggest success. Speaking of their European records, Real Valladolid participated in the 1989/1990 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finals.
La Pucela are well known for their purple and white shirts, but they are known for some top-class footballers as well. The likes of Diego Costa, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Borja Fernandez, Rene Higuita, Luis Garcia and Aritz Aduriz played for Real Valladolid in the past.