Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Sunday’s football game at Estadio El Toralin pits together Ponferradina and Mallorca, the two top-table sides. Ponferradina failed to secure their place in the playoffs, and given their anything but good form in the season finale, home win should not be considered. La Ponfe boss Bolo should opt to make changes to the starting XI, with all Aguza, Kaxe, Panadero, Romera, and Valcarce pushing for a start.
Los Bermellones, on the other hand, have already secured automatic promotion, but they surely want to finish the process in top position. Considering that Ponferradina head into the match with the lack of motivation, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team. Ivory Coast international Lago Junior, who scored a late winner against Zaragoza, is widely expected to return to the starting line-up. It has to be noted that Mallorca are eyeing their fifth consecutive win over Ponferradina.
Highlighted Player (Curro Sanchez):
Curro Sanchez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Ponferradina in Segunda Division. Born in La Palma del Condado on January 3, 1996, Sanchez began his youth career at Siempre Alegres, but in 2007 he was spotted by Sevilla scouts.
Curro Sanchez did not hesitate at all, signing a contract with the famous La Liga side. To make things even better for the Andalusian, he made his senior debut with Sevilla in La liga on May 4, 2016 in a 1-1 draw with Deportivo La Coruna. Curro Sanchez then joined Numancia, where he scored 13 goals in 34 appearances in Segunda Division for los Numantinos.
In 2020 he signed a deal with La Liga 2 side Ponferradina. Sanchez made his la Ponfe debut in a 2-0 win over Albacete on September 20, 2020. Even though right winger is his primary position, Curro Sanchez is capable of producing fine performances as an attacking midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Mallorca):
Thanks to a win over Deportivo La Coruna in the 2018/2019 Segunda Division play-offs final Mallorca secured promotion to Primera Division. Los Bermellones returned to the Spanish top flight following a six-year absence. Over the years Mallorca have turned their Estadi de son Moix into a real fortress, with the team producing much better showings at home than on the travels.
Opened in June 1999, the venue can hold up to 23,142 people. The club based in Balearic Islands are well known for their red shirts with one black stripe and black shorts. Mallorca’s away colours are white and red. Former Barcelona and Inter ace Samuel Eto’o is undisputedly the most notable footballer who played for the club.
Back in 1999 Mallorca made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to Lazio in the title game. Four years later los Bermellones won Spanish Copa del Rey, which is considered the club’s biggest success.