Tenerife vs Gimnastic by Jimeno
Tenerife did well last weekend to overpower Alcorcon away from home in a pretty difficult match as the hosts very motivated in their relegation battle, but the players of Tenerife prevailed with a 3:1 result in the end.
At first look, it was an even game however the visiting side showed much more maturity in their actions and were simply way more concrete in front of opponent's goalkeeper. They took the lead in tenth minute already via Lozano, doubling it up in 30th via Shibasaki. Home team looked better in the second halftime and reduced the deficit in 49th via Plano, however Tyronne responded just few minutes later with third goal for Tenerife. Tenerife stood playing with a man less in 81st minute when Camille got red carded, however without change on the scoreline. The team is now on a run of four matches without defeat, having four points more than seventh placed Huesca and surely wanting to get a victory here, so they try to reach the third position for the end of the regular part of the season.
Offensive midfielder Tyronne (11/1) is sidelined with injury, same as talented and young striker Amath Ndiaye (34/13). Left back Samuel Camille (30/0) won't be playing due suspension.
Gimnastic, on the other side, comes from a really important victory taken in front of own fans as the team won over Girona with a 3:1 result and continued with their hopes for salvation in last two rounds now.
However, the game didn't start that well for them, as the guests took the lead in first minute already with a goal from Maffeo, but the hosts replied with much better fighting spirit in the second halftime, first leveling up the result in 50th minute via Barreiro, but then also managing to revert the scoreline quickly, thanks to goals from Uche in 60th and 68th minute. Gimnastic is now just above the relegation zone with two points more than relegating Alcorcon.
Central defenders Mohamed Djetei (9/0) and Manolo Martinez (no performance this season) are injured, same as defensive midfielder Luismi (16/1).
If we judge by the quality of these two sides, especially individual quality and their current form, I have no doubts that the players of Tenerife deserve to be set as even bigger favorites in this one.