Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Tenerife will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano when they face Ponferradina on Matchday 25. Los Insulares regained a much-needed confidence at the weekend, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to book their place in the playoffs. Fran Sol, who scored his sixth goal of the season against Rayo, will be one of the men to watch in the home team.
La Ponfe, on the other hand, aim to regain their spot in top six. Bolo’s troops proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Alcorcon, but seeing that Tenerife have turned their Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez into a real fortress, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. In their last meeting at the venue Tenerife defeated Ponferradina thanks to Nikola Sipcic’s goal, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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.