Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Tenerife and Malaga, the two mid-table sides, face each other at Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez in what is expected to be a close encounter. Malaga boss Sergio Pellicer has a number of selection worries ahead of the trip to the Canary Islands, with suspended defender David Lomban joining the list of absentees. Tenerife continue with their habit of producing much better displays at home than on the travels, with the team suffering a 1-0 loss at Fuenlabrada on Matchday 32.
Aitor Sanz returns from suspension for the hosts, and given the number of injured players in the away team, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. You should bear in mind that Ruben Baraja’s charges are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground. A man to watch in the home team will be talented attacker Dani Gomez.
Highlighted Player (Juanpi):
Born in Caracas, Venezuela on 24 January, 1994, Juan Pablo Anor Acosta played for the likes of Loyola, Caracas and Malaga during his youth career. Juanpi is still part of Malaga and he plays for the La Liga outfit as an attacking midfielder and his side positions are right wing and central midfield. The Venezuelan footballer is well known for his speed and his brilliant technique.
Juanpi made his La Liga debut on 29 August, 2014, coming as a substitute in the 75th minute of a 3-0 defeat at Valencia. The pacey footballer scored his first goal for Malaga on 6 January, 2015 in a Copa del Rey game against Levante. Juanpi represented Venezuela U17 team at the 2011 South American Championship and he made two appearances for Venezuela U20 team as well.
On 14 November, 2014 Juanpi made his debut for the senior team, coming as a substitute in a 5-0 loss to Chile. The Venezuelan ace scored his first goal for the Venezuelan national team in a 2-2 draw with Argentina in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Malaga):
Malaga Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from Malaga which host their games in Estadio La Roselado which has a capacity of 28700. The club from the south of Spain is playing in the Primera Division since 2008. In June 2010 sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bought Malaga Club de Futbol.
Malaga CF was found in 1994 after a fusion between former clubs Club Deportivo Malaga and Atletico Malaga. After playing down and forth in lower Spanish divisions the clubs managed to play in the Primera Division for the first time in 1999. After a good performance in the Intertoto Cup Malaga managed to qualify for the UEFA cup for the first time ever in 2004.
Well known players that played for Malaga in their career are: Van Nistelrooy, Cazorla, Monreal, Baptista Saviola and Toulalan.