Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Tenerife will be aiming to snap their four-game losing streak when they face Cartagena on Sunday afternoon. Los Insulares suffered a dip in form, but it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course in the Spanish second tier. Both Elady and Alassan are pushing for recalls to the starting XI, whereas Zorilla Jimenez and Enric Gallego are both sidelined through suspension. The likes of Waldo Rubio, Mohammed Dauda, Jose Leon, Luismi Cruz, and Javi Alonso remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Los Boquerones, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Albacete at the weekend, but given their anything but good away record in the 2023/2024 La Liga 2 campaign, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. Alfredo Ortuno misses out through suspension, but he should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Kiko Olivas):
Kiko Olivas is an experienced Spanish defender, who was born in Antequera on August 21, 1988. Olivas started his youth career at Malaga and he continued playing for los Boquerones at senior level. The 189-cm tall centre-back made 5 appearances for Malaga in La Liga before joining fellow Spanish side Villarreal. Kiko Olivas made only 6 appearances for the Yellow Submarine in the Spanish elite division, but he played over 140 games for Villarreal B in Segunda Division.
Olivas played for the likes of Cordoba, Sabadell and Girona as well before joining Real Valladolid. La Pucela impressed in the 2017/2018 Segunda Division campaign and, as a result, they secure promotion to the Spanish top flight.
Kiko Olivas has 4 caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. His preferred foot is right and it has to be noted that his contract with Real Valladolid should expire on June 30, 2020.
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.