Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Ponferradina will look to keep their 100% record in the 2021/22 season intact when they take on Tenerife at Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez. La Ponfe are eyeing their third clean sheet of the season, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s football game. The good news for the hosts is that defender Alexandru Pascanu returns from suspension.
Veteran attacker Yuri (39), who scored his second goal of the season at the weekend, is likely to keep his place up front, alongside Espiau Hernandez. Los Insulares, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back draws with Sporting Gijon and Real Oviedo. Considering that Tenerife have been impressive at the back of late as well, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last three meetings in the Spanish second tier.
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 (Ponferradina):
SD Ponferradina is a professional Spanish club based in the El Bierzo region. Founded on June 7, 1922, la Ponfe compete in Segunda Division, with the team welcoming their rivals at Estadio el Toralin. The venue is pretty small, holding up to 8,400 spectators, and it was opened in September 2000.
Ponderradina’s main rivals are Deportivo Leonesa, with the two clubs facing each other in the Province of Leon derby. La Ponfe are well known for their white jerseys with blue strips. In the 2010/11 season Ponferradina did well to win the Castilla y Leon Cup, with the team beating UD Salamanca in the title game.
The likes of Jonathan Ruiz, Oscar De Paula, Samuel Camille, William Jebor, Yuri, Lucas Dominguez, Francisco Prieto, Nabil Baha, and Dmytro Khomchenovskyi are the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Each of one them made 100 or more appearances in the league for Ponferradina.