- Promotion to Spain’s La Liga top-flight is at stake at 3:00 pm ET on Saturday
- Both teams won second-leg road trips in the semi-finals to secure place in final shoot-out
- See all the odds and best bets for Girona vs Tenerife in the Segunda Promotion Playoffs Final Leg 1
A coveted place in Spain’s La Liga top flight is at stake at Girona vs Tenerife on Saturday.
The teams meet in the first leg of the Segunda Division promotion play-off, with leg 2 set for Sunday, June 19.
Girona has Pere Guardiola – brother of Manchester City boss Pep – as its’ board president.
It has spent only two seasons in La Liga’s Primera Division between 2017 and 2019 – but now it aims for a return within three years.
Girona vs Tenerife Odds
Meanwhile, Tenerife has spent 13 seasons in La Liga. But it was last there for only one campaign in 2009-10.
Furthermore, Tenerife finished fifth in the regular season while Girona was sixth.
That put both teams into the semi-finals ahead of Girona vs Tenerife leg 1.
Over/Under & Spread
Among the prop offers for the number of goals to be scored in Girona vs Tenerife, there is an attractive offer of +145 for the total to be three or more (Ov 2.5).
Meanwhile, there is a good spread price for Girona to win by two goals or more at +350 on the Asian handicap of -1.5).
There was a 1-0 win for Tenerife in Girona when these teams met in the regular season as recently as May 9.
Moreover, in the fixture at Tenerife earlier in the season, there was a 2-1 win for the home side.
So this section of the form book certainly goes against the idea that Girona is the favorite in Girona vs Tenerife on Saturday.
Girona vs Tenerife Prediction for Segunda Playoff
Girona is a part of Manchester City’s worldwide City Football Group. It met third-placed Eibar in the last four and upset the odds by emerging victorious.
After a 1-0 defeat at home in the first leg, Girona staged a comeback with an impressive 2-0 away win after extra time in the return leg.
Tenerife, meanwhile, took on fourth-placed Las Palmas and won 1-0 at home in the first meeting.
— CD Tenerife 🏴 (@CDTOfficialEN) June 8, 2022
In the second leg, it secured its place in the final clash of Girona vs Tenerife with a 2-1 win on the road.
The fact that both sides recorded away wins in the second legs of their semi-final ties certainly means they will each head into the final collision full of confidence.
Now, at Barstool Sportsbook, Girona is rated as the favorite for a home win in the first leg at +104.
The price for a Tenerife win moreover is +280. The draw is rated at +200 with kick-off at the Estadi Montilivi at 3:00 pm ET.
Girona was certainly fortunate to land its place in the play-offs as its form slumped and it lost four of its last eight regular-season games.
Cristhian Stuani keeps Girona’s hope for promotion alive! 💪
The Girona captain scored the decisive goal in the Segunda promotion playoff semifinal vs. Eibar today.
Girona will now face Tenerife in the final with a ticket to La Liga on the line. pic.twitter.com/2Ekuh56eYH
— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) June 5, 2022
However, it recovered in time with a 2-0 win against Mirandes followed by a 0-0 draw against Burgos in the final game – securing its position in the end-of-season shoot-out.
Meanwhile, Tenerife lost its last three regular-season games but still stumbled through to the play-offs.
So its form has certainly improved since that troubling end to the regular season campaign.
Christian Stuani to Score Odds
The Uruguayan striker Christian Stuani was on target for Girona in its semi-final second leg defeat of Eibar.
He scored 22 times in the Segunda regular season – to finish top of the charts – and is, therefore, rated as the favorite to find the net in the play-off first leg of Girona vs Tenerife at +125 odds.
Girona beat Eibar 0-2 after extra time at Ipurua to make the playoff final v Tenerife https://t.co/0MQBQk1hbj
— The Spanish Football Podcast (@tsf_podcast) June 5, 2022
Furthermore, he scored three times in the final three games of the regular season to underline his current good form.
His teammate Nahuel Bustos – on loan from Manchester City – is the second favorite to score at +180.
Girona vs Tenerife Statistics
*Statistics from Segunda including play-offs.
He struck 11 times in the Segunda regular campaign.
The Tenerife player most favored to score in Girona vs Tenerife is Mario Gonzalez, who is priced at a wide +360.
The Spanish football season has almost reached its conclusion, but there are two more hugely significant fixtures remaining as CD Tenerife and Girona FC will face each other over the two legs of the 2021/22 LaLiga SmartBank promotion playoffs final. pic.twitter.com/p7zj5BbPdA
— Football España (@footballespana_) June 9, 2022
He is on loan from Portuguese club Braga.
And he scored five times in 16 Segunda regular-season appearances.
Girona vs Tenerife Projected Line-Ups & Injuries
Here are the projected lineups and injuries for Girona vs Tenerife.
Girona projected line-up: Juan Carlos; Martinez, Bueno, Espinosa, Juanpe, Fernandez; Martin, Lozano, A.Garcia, Stuani; Bustos
Girona Injuries: B.Garcia
Tenerife projected line-up: Soriano; Moore, S.Gonzalez, Leon, Mellot; Mollejo, Corredera, Sanz, Bermejo; Gallego, M.Gonzalez
Girona Injuries: None
Girona vs Tenerife Pick
Both these teams came through the play-off semi-finals as underdogs to set up the meeting of Girona vs Tenerife.
So each will believe that anything is possible as they aim to join Spain’s elite division.
However, that also means this will surely be a hard-fought first-leg encounter – with a draw the most likely outcome.
Pick: Draw +200