Mirandés and Ponferradina face each other in a sweet moment for both teams (follow the match live on As.com). The wild boar team has three victories in five games since Joseba Etxeberria took over the reins to try to straighten the course. And amen that the Basque coach is achieving the goal. The victory against Real Sociedad B has allowed the rojillos to catch some air, who now see the relegation places a little further away. The margin is nine points, but there is still a long way to go and work to do in search of certifying permanence.
Mirandés once again entrusts itself to Anduva to overcome a rival that has choked on them in the last three matches. Two defeats with José Alberto on the bench and another with Lolo Escobar this season have led to the team from Berciano being one of the great black beasts of the wild boars in the Second Division. Yes indeed, The team arrives at a good time for the event, turning its stadium into a fort in the second round. Only Sporting has been able to win at Anduva in a game that ended with the dismissal of the previous coach.
Etxeberria will have to make changes in the eleven in an obligatory way. Carreira and ‘Roro’ Riquelme are concentrated with the U-21 team, while Martín Calderón and Oriol Rey are between cottons. To make up for the absence of the side, the Gipuzkoan coach handles two alternatives: or bet on Arroyo with Capellini in the center of the defense, or place Iago López on the right wing. The same thing happens in midfield. where either Álex López or Garrido will accompany Meseguer. on the attack, Hassan has all the ballots to replace Riquelme so Íñigo Vicente would see his position centered on the pitch.
For its part, Ponferradina looks for its third consecutive victory in Anduva to take a step forward in the fight for the promotion playoff. The team from Berciano arrives in Miranda with a streak of six games without losing, although the last four have ended in a draw, and they want to add the three points to establish themselves in the noble zone of the classification.
Bolo will have to make changes in the eleven, starting with the goal, where Sergi Puig is emerging as a substitute for Amir, who is with his team. In midfield, Paul Anton will continue to take the place of Agus Medina, who is still down, and above Yuri and Edu Espiau will form a couple in the absence of Sergi Enrich which also drags physical discomfort. The blue and white coach brings Ríos Reina and Dani Ojeda back for this match, absent against Eibar due to injury and suspension, respectively, and both will return to their places in the starting line-up.
– Do not relax: Etxeberria asks his pupils to maintain the intensity shown in recent games. Only then will the Mirandés achieve the goal of salvation.
– Streak: Ponferradina has six games without losing, although the last four have ended in draws.
– Long match: The red team will have to stop the initial momentum of Ponferradina, which would be the leader if the games lasted until the break.
– Defending: It is costing the Bercian team to keep a clean sheet, but they make up for it with success in the rival area.
aces to follow
brugue. The rojillo attacker is sweet. He scored against Real Sociedad B and always puts opposing defenses in check.
Edu Espiau. The Canarian striker has taken a step forward in recent days, earning a place in the starting eleven on his own merits.
Ups and downs
Mirandese: Simón, Gelabert, Oriol Rey and Martín are out due to injury. Carreira and ‘Roro’ Riquelme will also miss the match as they are concentrated with the U21 team. Álex López returns after serving a suspension.
Ponferradine: Agus Medina and Sergi Enrich are injured, Amir with his team and Saverio suspended. Ríos Reina and Dani Ojeda return to the Bercian team.
Joseba Etxeberria, coach of Mirandés: “We have to strengthen the good dynamics. There are still 30 points at stake and we have to continue. We played against a very powerful rival. The cushion has increased a bit, but we have not achieved anything. Relaxation impossible, due to the situation and the rival that is coming. It is a very hard-working team with a lot of experience. They come out very strong. They would be leaders if the games lasted until the break”
Jon Pérez Bolo, coach of Ponferradina: “We are clear about how we are going to play and the players who are going to be in the eleven to measure us against a team that has taken a step forward with the new coach and that, in addition to playing well, has gained in consistency. We know what we suffered in El Toralín in the first round and we go to Anduva with the lesson learned. We always go out to win, but few teams have the obligation to do so, especially in the Second Division, where everything is so even”