Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Real Valladolid will be aiming to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Burgos when they take on Tenerife at Estadio Jose Zorrilla on Matchday 5. La Pucela are desperate to give fans something to cheer about, but they face a difficult task in Sunday’s football game. Experienced winger Oscar Plano will be one of the men to watch in the home team, while Israel international Shon Weissman returns from international duty.
Los Insulares, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet. Considering that the visitors are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s clash, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. Tenerife boss Luis Miguel Ramis should stick to the 4-4-2 formation, with Elady and Enric up front. In their last meeting in Segunda Division the two teams played out a goalless draw.
Highlighted Player (Óscar Plano):
A Madrid-born attacking midfielder, Oscar Plano was given a unique opportunity not many footballers get at the beginning of their fledgling careers. As a talented youngster making his first football steps with a local side of Mostoles, Oscar Plano was soon grabbed by mighty Real Madrid.
Having spent eight years going through youth setups of the La Liga heavyweights, Plano was given his competitive debut at Real Madrid C in 2010. A season later earned him a promotion to Real Madrid’s B setup where in three seasons in total he made 63 league appearances and scored 7 goals. Having become fully aware that a chance to represent one of the biggest clubs in the world might be unachievable, Oscar Plano moved to Alcoron in 2014.
More than a 100 matches in three years at Santo Domingo made him one of the key players for Los Alfareros. The Spanish midfielder made a great contribution with helping Valladolid secure promotion to Spanish top flight in 2017/18 with 44 La Liga 2 appearances and 6 goals.
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.