Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Ponferradina and Real Valladolid face each other at Estadio El Toralin in the La Liga 2 round 8. Following back-to-back wins over Almeria and Malaga, La Ponfe suffered a 2-1 loss to Las Palmas in their last league match, with the team dropping to 3rd place in the standings. Ponferradina are undefeated in the previous four meetings with Valladolid, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Friday’s clash.
Keep in mind, though, that Erik Moran has joined Sergi Enrich in the recovery room. La Pucela, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-0 win over Alcorcon. Valladolid, though, are not regarded as good travelers, and that is the main reason why we are going to put our money on draw. All Joaquin, El Yamiq, Javi, and Kike are all rated doubtful for the match.
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 (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.