Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Real Oviedo and Tenerife, the two old rivals, face each other at Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere in what is expected to be a close encounter. Real Oviedo aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sabadell, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Friday’s football game. Marco Sangalli, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late, will be the man to watch in the home team.
Los Insulares, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Leganes at the weekend. Tenerife have been playing below expectations in the first half of the season, and seeing that they are not regarded as good travellers, we are tempted to put our money on los Azules. In their last meeting at Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere Oviedo recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Tenerife thanks to Rodri’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Alejandro Arribas ):
Born in Madrid, Spain on May 1, 1989, Alejandro Arribas is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Oviedo in La Liga 2. Arribas is a very experienced defender as he played for Primera Division sides Rayo Vallecano, Osasuna, Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla in the past.
He is a product of Rayo Majadahonda football school, but he did not see any game action with the club at senior level. Alejandro Arribas played for Mexican club UNAM before signing a three-year deal with Real Oviedo in the summer of 2019.
He made his debut with los Azules in a 2-1 loss to Fuenlabrada on August 31, 2019. The towering defender has never received a call-up for the Spain national football team. His main position is centre-back, but he can be used as a right-back as well if needed. The right-footed footballer has a contract with Real Oviedo until June 30, 2021.
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.