It is well known that the Spanish Second Division has always been a very unpredictable category. And the 20-21 SmartBank League is no exception. So a look at the bookmakers can be an interesting way to test the situation of CD Tenerife after just a few rounds of the championship. What are their chances of moving up to the next level? What options do the bettors give them when they face one of the competition's favourites? A few days before the start of Matchday 5, we'll go over some data that you may find useful when you want to bet in one direction or another.
Can CD Tenerife win the championship?The bookmakers give the possibility to predict the champion of the competition, but not to guess the three teams that will be promoted, either directly or through the play-offs.
Therefore, it is worth asking how much the possibility of CD Tenerife finishing first at the end of the SmartBank League pays off. And the forecasts are not very encouraging: depending on the website consulted, it usually pays between 40 and 50 to 1, much more than what is usually paid by some of the favourites, such as Espanyol (between
1.5 and 3 to 1), Sporting (between 9 and 10 to 1) or Rayo Vallecano (between 10 and 12 to 1).
What is the team's place in the category?Therefore, the following question is logical: what is the position that, according to the bettors, CD Tenerife will occupy in the category? The answer varies according to the house consulted, but all agree on one thing: from the middle of the table down. Between 12th and 15th place, which would be enough to face the permanence, but far from the illusion of reaching the 6th place that gives the right to play the play-off for promotion.
Can you stand up to the favourites in the category?The outlook is a little more rosy when the bet is on a specific match. In other words, can CD Tenerife beat the favourites, especially when they play for Heliodoro Rodríguez López? Day 5 provides a good opportunity to gauge this possibility, as it hosts a candidate for promotion: Rayo Vallecano.
And the odds are very even, both for local and away wins and draws. They pay practically the same (2.75 to 1), which indicates that it is not unreasonable to think that the Tenerife team has the capacity to face any rival in the competition.But from there to promotion, there is an important difference. It remains to be seen how the latest additions to the team will perform, especially Fran Sol, who has high hopes: he can offer a qualitative and quantitative leap in the team's goalscoring figures, which is key to facing major challenges.