Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Real Valladolid will be aiming to build on a thrilling 2-0 win over Eibar when they host Ponferradina to their Estadio Jose Zorrilla on Saturday. La Pucela quickly bounced back from a shocking 2-1 loss to Real Sociedad B, and a win over La Ponfe could see them climb to automatic promotion berth. Oscar Plano has been ruled out for the rest of the season, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Ponferradina, on the other hand, are fighting tooth and nail to make it to the playoffs. Bolo’s troops are on a four-game winning run, but Real Valladolid will pose a much bigger threat for the visiting side than their previous rivals. Severio Kike is pushing for a start after the Ecuador international got his name on the scoresheet in a 3-1 win over Burgos at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Hacen El Ide):
Moctar Sidi el Hacen is a Mauritania international, who started his youth career at ASAC Concorde. In 2014 he moved to Spanish side Levante, but it has to be noted that he made no more than two appearances for los Levantinos in La Liga.
El Hacen joined fellow Spanish team Real Valladolid in 2018, but at the start of his spell with la Pucela he played for the reserve team. The Mauritanian footballer made his La Liga debut for the senior team in the 2018/2019 season in a 1-0 win over Girona. Moctar Sidi el Hacen started pretty early with his international career, making seven appearances for the Mauritania national team before the age of 16.
El Hacen made his Mauritania debut in a goalless draw with Gambia on March 2, 2013. The Real Valladolid player was born in Nouakchott (Mauritania) on December 31, 1997 and his main position is central midfield.
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.