Las Palmas vs Tenerife predictions and match preview for Saturday’s Segunda Division Play-Off clash. Read on for analysis as the two big clubs in the Canary Islands face off for a place in the Final.
|Date||Saturday 4th June 2022|
|Kick-Off||20:00 (Local Time)|
|Stadium||Estadio Gran Canaria|
|Competition||Segunda Division Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg|
Las Palmas vs Tenerife Preview
Las Palmas and Tenerife meet again on Saturday with a place in the Segunda Division play-off Final at stake. The visitors hold a slender 1-0 advantage from the 1st leg with Jose Leon striking in the 1st Half to delight of the fans gathered in Tenerife but Las Palmas will be hoping to make home advantage count as the sides hop across the Canaries to the island of Gran Canaria for the 2nd Leg.
It’s certainly true that Las Palmas were the form team heading into the play-offs, with an outstanding run seeing them win 9 of their final 11 league games to seal a top six finish on the final weekend. The momentum was certainly with them but perhaps that charge also took a bit out of them in terms of energy and that may have contributed to a first defeat since March in the 1st Leg.
There is still plenty of reason for Las Palmas supporters to fancy their chances of turning this around though. They enjoyed a 73% share of the ball on Wednesday night with a passing accuracy figure of 88% which is extremely high for a second tier side. They will hope that dominance of possession can eventually wear Tenerife out and Las Palmas can also take confidence from having ended the campaign with five straight home wins.
Tenerife are away day specialists though so they’ll be delighted to be taking a lead to Gran Canaria. Only twice this season have they lost by more than a single goal on their travels and no team in this league could better their tally of 37 away points. It’s also worth noting that the away goals rule does still apply in the Segunda Division play-offs which certainly works in Tenerife’s advantage having kept a home clean sheet in the 1st Leg.
These Canarian derby clashes are normally tight too and Tenerife have only once ever lost a league game at Las Palmas by more than a single goal. However they don’t win here very often either with just 1 victory in 13 league visits, that coming back in 2008. There is sure to be a cracking atmosphere too which should help the hosts and it’ll be interesting to see how Tenerife approach this given an away goal would really put them in pole position to reach the Final.
Las Palmas vs Tenerife Predictions
Score Prediction: Las Palmas 2-0 Tenerife (AET – 2-1 Las Palmas on Aggregate)
This is going to be a really tense occasion for both sets of players and it should be a fantastic atmosphere. Las Palmas will hope to use that to their advantage and they have looked the more impressive side in recent months. Keeping things tight and not making any silly errors at the back will be key as an away goal could be decisive, but if they can do that, Las Palmas may just have the edge if this goes long.
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