Match Preview: Tenerife vs Espanyol Predictions & H2H

Tenerife vs Espanyol

Tenerife vs Espanyol predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as the early leaders head to the Canary Islands.

  • DATE: Sunday 25th October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 17:15 (local time)
  • VENUE: Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Tenerife vs Espanyol Preview

Tenerife vs Espanyol predictionsTenerife stadium via edube, CC BY-SA 2.0

This Sunday, league leaders Espanyol will travel to the Canary Islands and face off against Tenerife in the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez. This could be an interesting match as Tenerife hold two wins over the big clubs this season and with Espanyol in great form we should be in for a good game.

Tenerife have had a mixed start to the season with good wins against Rayo and Malaga but with slip ups at home against Mirandés and a loss away in their last match with Ponferradina. Manager Fran Fernández will be hoping his side can find some consistency. 

Like most teams in this division Tenerife will have to be at their best if they want anything out of this game. They were unfortunate not to get anything out of their last game with a penalty missed and chances spurned plus the loss of Zarfino who was shown a second yellow late on in the match. 

After a lacklustre performance against Rayo resulted in Espanyol conceding their first goal and suffering their first loss of the season, Espanyol bounced back in emphatic style beating Mirandés comfortably 2-0. Vicente Moreno will be very happy with how his players responded in a match that could have had more goals in it. Fran Mérida’s sublime finish in the 3rd minute put the Blanquiazules in the lead and they didn’t look back. 

What will be even more pleasing for Moreno is that they kept yet another clean sheet. Six in seven games is a remarkable achievement. If they continue in this fashion we could see them out on their own at the top of the table.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Espanyol Wins, 1 Tenerife Win, 2 Draws.
  • The sides last met in the 2017/18 Copa del Rey with Espanyol winning the 2nd Leg 3-2 after a goalless 1st Leg in Tenerife.
  • The last league meetings were in the top flight in the 2009/10 season and both produced home wins including a 4-1 victory for Tenerife in front of their own fans.

Tenerife vs Espanyol Predictions

Score Prediction: Tenerife 0-2 Espanyol

Espanyol should pick up the three points here. The quality of this side should be more than enough to stop any threat from Tenerife. Tenerife do have home advantage and are quite strong at home but in terms of attacking threat, Espanyol hold all the aces and should win comfortably. In their last match, they made sure they didn’t slow down and take their foot off the gas – something Moreno will want to instil in all the matches they will play this season.

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Greg has been an admirer of Spanish football for many years with a more in-depth knowledge in particular of Catalan football clubs. He has a passion for Spanish and Catalan culture.