The CD Tenerife returns to the Heliodoro fort, where he has not lost since last December 3, to face a CD Castellón that he has set the course in the last few days by winning three of the last four games he has played.
Ramis’s team, after the double exit to the peninsula with two zero draws against Cartagena and Mirandés, continues in search of the necessary points to reach the base camp set at fifty points. Permanence is very close but it must be finished off, especially against direct rivals.
The Tarragona coach has numerous casualties for tonight’s game, starting at 7.30 pm (Vamos de Movistar channel), as he cannot count on Bruno Wilson, Álex Muñoz, Ramón Folch, Zarfino, Álex Bermejo, Jacobo González and Borja Lasso.
In addition, Carlos Pomares is sanctioned for accumulating yellow cards, while Suso Santana remains isolated for having been close contact of a positive for Covid-16.
The possible starting eleven would be made up of Dani Hernández under the sticks, Moore, Sipcic, Carlos Ruiz and Kakabadze on the defensive line. The midfielders would be for Aitor Sanz and the youth squad Javi Alonso, and the bands could be occupied by Shashoua and Germán Valera. The two most offensive positions could be for Argentine Valentín Vada and Fran Sol.
In the absence of seven days for the conclusion of LaLiga SmartBank, reaching play-off positions is now virtually impossible, so you have to add the three points to play the last days of the calendar without surprises.
On a roll
CD Castellón has that same objective, which has spent most of the season in distressed positions or very close to them. The team that Juan Carlos Garrido trains comes from winning in Castalia one of the candidates for direct promotion such as Mallorca, which helped him win his third game of the last four he played and get closer to the long-awaited permanence.
The visiting coach comes with everything to the island including Eneko Satrústegui who has overcome his physical problems and who returned to the call. Who stayed in Castellón de la Plana was the former blue and white Javi Moyano by technical decision.
CD Tenerife: Dani Hernández; Moore, Sipcic, Carlos Ruiz, Kakabadze; Aitor Sanz, Javi Alonso; Valera, Shashoua, Vada; and Fran Sol.
CD Castellón: Whalley; Lapeña, Víctor, Gálvez, Delgado; Bodiger, Sené, Marc Mateu, César Díaz, Jorge Fernández and Ortuño. EFE
Referee: Rafael Sánchez López, assisted in the VAR by Iñaki Vicandi Garrido.
Stadium: Heliodoro Rodríguez López
Hour: 19.30 (LET’S GO Movistar (Dials 8 and 45)
Twelve years later, Castellón returns to Heliodoro
CD Castellón accumulates 22 visits to the Island, in which it has been able to win twice. Meanwhile, the representative, has been the winner up to 16 times. The statistic is completed with four ties. Today’s CD Tenerife opponent has received 35 goals on the island and scored 11. Of the 22 antecedents, 19 have had the current LaLiga SmartBank as their framework.
Ramis: “They now have less offensive prominence”
The coach of CD Tenerife, Luis Miguel Ramis, assured that with the change of coach, CD Castellón now has “less offensive prominence” and they are less “dominating”, but in return their results are better.
At the press conference prior to tonight’s match at Helidoro Rodríguez López, the coach reported that despite being ten points from relegation, the match is “very important” for his team, “for many reasons.”
Luis Miguel Ramis stressed that the team is “mentally strong”, is aware that things “happen very quickly” and does not want to “waste anything”.
The coach stressed that they are a “recognizable” team and that, in addition, “at the mentality level it is strong.”
The Tarragona coach commented that Castellón “will put everything on its side” because it has a “need for important points” to get away from the relegation places and it is possible that the match against CD Tenerife will “score”.
“When you are down, adding two games makes you breathe, but not doing it complicates you a lot,” he warned.
Luis Miguel Ramis warns of the danger of CD Castellón, since a team that beat RCD Mallorca last week “is because they do a lot of things well”.
The CD Tenerife coach stressed that his team in almost every game has been difficult to overcome, but has acknowledged that in attack they have had “ups and downs.”
The coach confirmed that Bruno Wilson, Álex Muñoz, Folch, Zarfino, Bermejo, Jacobo and Borja Lasso will miss the match due to injury.