The Caudal faces the first challenge of the promotion of ascent with the aim of resisting in the Canary Islands. The people of Mieres play today – at 13 o'clock on the peninsula and at 12 o'clock in the Canaries – the first game on their way back to the Second Division B. The first obstacle they will encounter is the Unión Viera.
The Mierenses, with their erratic forgotten league career, already think about the three qualifiers that lie ahead to return to the bronze category. The caudalista team, after a complicated regular season, finished in third place. After two changes of coach, the Hermanos de Antuña, with Manolo Simón on the bench, reach the final phase in a good moment of form. The Flow, with four victories in his last five commitments, feels released before facing the Union Viera.
The table mierense faces this game with three absences due to injury. In addition to Iker Alegre, low long-term, have not traveled to the Canary Islands or the defender Jaime Serrano and end Jandrín. In this way, Manolo Simon has arranged a call in which 16 players are included.
The possible eleven of the Flow would be the compound by Davo; Keko, Omar Hernández, Virgil, Viesca; Annunziata, Davo, Prosi, Davo; Cristian and Borja Navarro. As spare parts, the coach would count on the bench with Lucas, Alex Blanco, Yosu Camporro, Luiyi and Kike Fanjul.
For its part, the Union Viera comes to this game with all its available troops. Of course, some of the players of Jero Santana arrive after dragging annoyances throughout the week, although they have finally recovered for a key date.
Union Viera, a team recently promoted to Third Division, has given the surprise and finished in the third position of the qualifying table in a Canarian group that has been characterized by its equality. Only 63 points have been enough for the whole of Gran Canaria to qualify for the promotion phase.
The strength in its stadium is one of the strengths of Union Viera. In the Alfonso Silva have obtained 50 of the 63 points they have added, to the point that they have only let two draws and one defeat. His balance at home is 16 wins in 19 matches. Those of Jero Santana are characterized by their good treatment to the ball, something that also propitiates the great dimensions of its pitch, 110×66 meters, with surface of artificial grass.
The team will have to deal with several external factors in this first match of the tie. In addition to the long trip – they landed yesterday afternoon in the Islands – the heat will be one of the factors that could influence the meeting this morning. The team mierense has focused this week on key aspects such as hydration to deal with the Canary Islands.