Real Oviedo vs Ponferradina predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for analysis as the hosts restart their bid to beat the drop to the Segunda B.
by Mark Sochon – @marksoc1
Real Oviedo vs Ponferradina Preview
The Friday evening Segunda Division action concludes in Asturias where Real Oviedo take on Ponferradina. The hosts are in the thick of the relegation scrap and will be desperate to get the resumption of the season off and running on the right note but with only four home wins all season, it won’t be straight-forward, particularly with no fans inside the Carlos Tartiere.
The relegation battle in the Segunda Division looks like it could involve at the very least the entire bottom half and even 10th placed Ponferradina are certainly not out of the woods yet. Lose here and they’d only be 2 points above Oviedo who are currently level on points with Deportivo La Coruna in the relegation zone. It promises to be a nervy end to the season for a host of teams but there is still plenty of football to be played and a strong start for any team near the bottom could quickly propel them towards safety.
Real Oviedo have had a poor campaign overall and have already sacked two coaches with both Sergio Egea and Javi Rozada getting the chop. Their current boss is José Ángel Ziganda and it’s two wins from three for the former Athletic coach since his appointment in February. Any momentum from that will most likely have gone now though after three months without football.
Ponferradina meanwhile only won one of their final five games before the season came to an unexpected halt. Overall though they will be very happy with how this campaign is panning out in their first year at this level following promotion from the Segunda B. Bolo, another Basque coach, has done a terrific job at El Toralín and their opening few results may determine whether or not they find themselves in a position to make an unlikely play-off push or whether they end up being sucked into the relegation picture.
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Real Oviedo vs Ponferradina Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Real Oviedo have drawn over half of their home league games this season, winning just 4 times at the Carlos Tartiere. Therefore it’s difficult to ever really fancy this team at home, particularly with no fans to cheer them on and we can see this one ending in a draw. It should though be pointed out that Ponferradina do have the Spanish second tier’s worst away record with just 11 points from 15 matches on their travels and won’t exactly travel to Asturias full of belief either.
Real Oviedo vs Ponferradina H2H
- Last 4 Competitive Meetings: 3 Ponferradina Wins, 1 Oviedo Win.
- There have been 4 competitive meetings this century.
- Ponferradina were 3-2 winners in Oviedo in a Copa del Rey clash in 2008.
- There have been 3 league meetings since then, all won by the side playing at home, including a 2-1 Ponferradina win earlier this term.
Spanish Segunda División Betting Tips (18+)
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