Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Tenerife and Albacete go head to head at Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez in what is expected to be a very entertaining game. Tenerife did well to beat Ponferradina (1-0) and Alcorcon (3-1) in the previous two home games in Segunda Division, and it is no wonder they are seen as favourites to win Sunday’s football match. The good news for the hosts is that defender Sergio Gonzalez returns from suspension.
Albacete, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form, with the team failing to win the previous five league fixtures. The visitors have been struggling in front of goal of late, and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to spoil Tenerife’s party at Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez. Experienced attacker Alfredo Ortuno, who scored a late equalizer in the 1-1 draw with Logrones, is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Adrian Ortola):
Adrian Ortola is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Segunda Division side Tenerife. Born in Xabia, Spain on August 20, 1993, Ortola spent his youth career at the likes of Javea and Alicante before moving to Villarreal in 2008.
The 185-cm tall shot-stopper did not see any game action with the senior team, but he has 43 appearances in total for Villarreal B and Villarreal C. In 2013 he moved to Barcelona, being assigned to the reserve team. He played for Alaves and Deportivo La Coruna on loan as well before signing a two-year deal with Tenerife in the summer of 2019.
Adrian Ortola made his Tenerife debut in a 2-0 loss to Zaragoza on August 17, 2019, and he kept his first clean sheet with los Insulares in a goalless draw with Las Palmas the following month. Speaking of his international career, the goalkeeper has four caps with Spain U20 team.
Highlighted Team (Albacete):
Established during the World War II (August, 1940), Albacete are a Spanish club that welcome their rivals at Carlos Belmonte, the stadium with the capacity of 17,524 people. Albacete compete in Segunda Division nowadays, but during the 1990s they established themselves as the La Liga regular.
Their best ranking in the Spanish top flight came in the 1991/92 season when they finished the campaign in 7th position in the standings. El Queso Mecanico (Clockwork Cheese) have never represented Spain in European competitions. Legendary Spain international Andres Iniesta is the symbol of the club. Born in Albacete, Iniesta helped his hometown club avoid the bankruptcy in December 2011 as he became the club’s major shareholder.
As a result, Iniesta was honoured with a statue in his home province of Albacete. El Queso Mecanico wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while black and purple are the dominant colours of their away kit.