Match Preview: Fuenlabrada vs UD Logroñés Predictions & H2H

Fuenlabrada vs UD Logrones predictions

Fuenlabrada vs UD Logroñés predictions and match preview for Wednesday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and our betting tips as two relative newcomers to the second tier meet.

  • DATE: Wednesday 21st October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 21:30 (local time)
  • VENUE: Estadio Fernando Torres
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Fuenlabrada vs UD Logroñés Preview

Fuenlabrada vs UD Logroñés preview
Fuenla Stadium via Rowley, CC BY-SA 4.0

2020/21 LaLiga SmartBank’s first midweek matchday will see the clash of two of the league’s youngest participants – Fuenlabrada in only their second season against second tier first timers, UD Logroñés at the Estadio Fernando Torres. Fuenla are still unbeaten so far in six matches while Logroñés have four points in their bag in five games.

José Ramón Sandoval’s Fuenlabrada are 2nd in the table with three wins and three draws and are also the league’s top scorer with nine goals netted by eight different players. They have drawn their last two games 1-1, both against newly promoted sides in the shape of Cartagena and Castellón. 

At Cartagena on Saturday, Fuenla had a decent game but failed to stop the experienced Rubén Castro who opened the scoring in the second half only for Franchu to equalise three minutes later. The Madrilenian side have now lost only one of their last 16 matches in the Spanish second tier and are also on a 13 match goalscoring run, the best by any current Segunda team. If they are to maintain their push for the play-offs this season, Tuesday night’s game should be a must win for Fuenlabrada.

Logroñés have had decent results so far but them doing a ‘Fuenla’ and challenging for the play-offs in their first ever season seems like a big ask. Their first win came against heavily fancied Almería earlier this month but they couldn’t repeat that performance against Leganés at the weekend. Borja Bastón’s penalty made all the difference as Sergio Rodríguez’s side fell to their first home defeat of the season. 

Two of Logroñés’ three goals so far have been scored by Andy but it was his handball which gifted Leganés the penalty and also all three points. Logroñés actually kept more of the ball but failed to create any clear cut chances. Goalscoring is gradually turning out to be a problem for Sergio Rodríguez. His strikers haven’t been firing and the lack of experience at higher levels is visible.

Head to Head

  • This will be the first time the sides have met in the ‘professional’ leagues – the top two tiers.
  • The sides last met in the 2016/17 Segunda B with Fuenla winning 2-1 at the Fernando Torres and the sides drawing 1-1 in Logroño.

Fuenlabrada vs UD Logroñés Predictions

Score Prediction: Fuenlabrada 1-0 UD Logroñés

Logroñés have returned empty handed in both of their away matches so far and recently the Fernando Torres hasn’t been the easiest place to visit in Segunda. Fuenla have picked up seven points in three games at home so far with two clean sheets. As such, this looks like three points for Sandoval’s team but it might not be comfortable, as it almost never is with Fuenla. Their new visitors might come back with something here if they take their chances but they haven’t fully been able to do that to date.

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Based in New Delhi, Akhil follows LaLiga and Spanish football religiously. Currently a novice in the world of football writing, he fancies expressing his passion for the league through words.