Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Tenerife will be looking to build on a hard-fought win over Fuenlabrada when they take on Sporting Gijon on Matchday 2. Los Insulares kicked off the new season in style, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against los Rojiblancos. Summer signing Allexandre Corredera, who opened his goal-scoring account at the weekend, is pushing for a start. Gijon, on the other hand, did well to beat newcomers Burgos thanks to Uros Djurdjevic’s goal.
The Serbian attacker continues where he left last season, and, no doubt, the former Partizan Belgrade attacker is likely to pose a big threat to the opposition back-line. Anyhow, the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in four of the previous five meetings between the two teams.
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 (Gijon):
Sporting Gijon are a Spanish football club that competes in La Liga. Sporting Gijon’s home ground is El Molinon, the stadium that was built in 1908. El Molinon is the oldest football field in Spain and the capacity of the stadium is 30,000. Sporting Gijon’s home kit is red and white and the club’s main rivals are Real Oviedo.
The two teams take on each other in the Asturian derby. Sporting Gijon did remarkably well to finish the 1978/1979 La Liga campaign in second position in the standings and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Los Rojiblancos were runners-up in Spanish Copa Del Rey in 1981 and 1982, but they have yet to win the Spanish Cup.
The club was founded in 1905 and the club’s original name was Sporting Gijones. Sporting Gijon participated in the UEFA Cup on six occasions, but they did not record a good result in the European competition.