In the second semi-final match of promotion play-off in the Segunda league will play last year’s third league Cadiz, which ended the regular season at high fifth place, and far more known Tenerife that was placed one position above Cadiz when the regular season ended, having just two more points. Regarding their head-to-head this season, Tenerife had an upper hand as it won away by 1-0 and drew at home 1-1.
It is interesting that besides to Tenerife Cadiz lost at home just two more times but they drew many matches, which was the main reason why they didn’t make better result in the end. Anyway, the fifth place is certainly a great success for the team that just returned to the Segunda after seven-year break, while it competed the last time in La Liga a long time ago, in 2006.
Regarding their results made in the returnee season in the Segunda, coach Cervera players had played the best around the New Year, while in the finish of regular season they had 10-game unbeaten streak, although in the period they drew even eight matches and won just two. The streak was interrupted in the last round when Cadiz played in Valladolid. It lost by 1-0 but we need to add that Carvera practically sent the reserve team on the pitch, with an aim that all Cadiz best players be rest for the first semi-final leg against Tenerife.
We need to say that this is the fifth consecutive season in the Segunda Division for Tenerife, and the first one in which they managed to reach the promotion play-off. In fact, Tenerife ended in the lower part of the table in two previous seasons, or more precisely at 17th and 13th place. It is obvious that young coach Marti has managed in the meantime to put things in their place in the team and finally they have chance to fight for promotion to La Liga.
Besides, Tenerife played well in the finish of regular season as in last six rounds it won three, drew two and lost just one match but only when everything was resolved. What encourages coach Marti before the duel with Cardiz is fact that they managed to win last two away matches and now will surely try to surprise their great rival from the south of Spain. Absences of two injured players create certain problem for Marti, and those are midfielder Ait-Atmane and forward and the team’s first scorer Diedhiou, while not fully recovered midfielder Tyronne is questionable for this match.
We can expect to see a plenty of combativeness in the great southern derby but since both teams played well at home throughout the whole season we have decided to give a slight advantage here to the home team, Cadiz, especially as the guests have certain problems with absences.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Under 2.5
Best Odds: 1.50 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 15-Jun-2017 21:00 CET
Event Result: 1:0(0:0)
Profit: +20.00 Units