Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio Jose Zorrilla will be the centre of attention when Real Valladolid and Tenerife lock horns in the Segunda Division derby. La Pucela were hammered by Eibar (1-5) in their last league match, but the Copa del Rey triumph over Pena Deportiva surely helped them regain a much-needed confidence. All Kenedy, Marcos Andre, and Javi Sanchez remain in the recovery room, while both Eugene Frimpong and Mickael Malsa are major doubts.
Los Insulares, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in La Liga 2, but given their difficulties on the road, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the hosts. As for the away team, Jose Amo misses out through suspension, while all Javi Alonso, Nikola Sipcic, Jose Leon, and Fernando Medrano remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Jordi Masip):
Jordi Masip is yet another La Masia product. Masip began his youth career at Mercantil, but in 2004 he joined the famous Barcelona football academy. The 180-cm-tall goalkeeper was struggling to establish himself as a first-team regular in Barcelona at senior level, but he played for Barca B in Segunda Division from 2008 to 2014.
After making 79 appearances for Barcelona B, Jordi Masip finally made his senior debut for the Catalan giants on December 16, 2014 in a 8-1 win over Huesca. The two teams faced in Copa del Rey and it has to be noted that Masip made his La liga debut for Barca in a 2-2 draw with Deportivo La Coruna in May, 2014.
In 2017 the Spanish shot-stopper born in Sabadell signed a three-year deal with Real Valladolid. Masip quickly established himself as a first-team regular at La Pucela and you should know that he managed to keep 11 clean sheets in 42 appearances for the club in the 2017/2018 Segunda Division campaign.
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.