Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
After suffering a shocking loss to lower-league side Portugalete in their Copa del Rey opener, Ponferradina will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Real Oviedo at their Estadio El Toralin. La Ponfe are only one point behind the playoffs berth, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Friday’s football game. The likes of Yac Magagi, David Panadero, Adrian Castellano, Antonio Rios, and Oscar Sielva are sidelined with injury for the hosts, while Curro Sanchez is out of contention through suspension.
Real Oviedo, on the other hand, did well to beat Sabadell and Tenerife in the previous two league fixtures, with the team eliminating Coria in the Spanish Cup. Grippo is rated doubtful for the Ponferradina game, while Leschuk, Borja Sanchez and Nieto return to the starting XI. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
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 (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.