Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Tenerife and Mirandes square off against each other at Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez in the closing match of Saturday’s program. Los Insulares aim to recover from a 2-0 loss to Granada, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for Luis Miguel Ramis’ troops. Defender Sergio Gonzalez misses the game through suspension, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, gave fans some cheer at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. Mirandes have regained a much-needed confidence, and that is the main reason why we predict they will hold Tenerife to a draw in the Canary Islands. As for the visiting team, midfielder Orio Rey is sidelined through suspension, while goalkeeper Ramon Juan has yet to overcome a hamstring problem. Earlier this season Mirandes defeated Tenerife thanks to Gelabert Pina’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Manu Garcia):
Manu Garcia is a product of Real Sociedad youth academy. The Spanish midfielder, who was born on 26 April, 1986, started playing for Real Sociedad B at the age of 19, making 101 appearances for the Basque outfit between 2005 and 2008. He scored 18 goals for Real Sociedad B and, as a result, Eibar chiefs decided to sign him in July, 2008. Manu Garcia spent the 2008/2009 season on loan at Real Union, scoring eight goals in 29 appearances for the club and in 2010 he joined Logrones.
Finally, in June 2012 he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Segunda Division side Deportivo Alaves. Manu Garcia made 37 appearances for El Glorioso on his debut season and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
Garcia scored five goals for Alaves in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to Primera Division. He has a contract with Alaves which expires on 30 June, 2018.
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.