Leganes vs Zaragoza predictions and match preview for Thursday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and our betting tips as two promotion hopefuls clash in Madrid.
- DATE: Thursday 22nd October 2020
- KICK-OFF: 15:30 (local time)
- VENUE: Butarque
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Leganes vs Zaragoza Preview
Leganes and Zaragoza meet in a rare Thursday afternoon game at Butarque. Both sides started this season with ambitions of challenging for promotion after heart-breaking ends to last term.
Leganes came agonisingly close to securing one of the all-time great escapes with a final day draw against Real Madrid ending their stay in LaLiga. Meanwhile it was play-off despair for Zaragoza who had looked on course to secure automatic promotion at the time Spain went into lockdown.
Neither side has made a totally convincing start to this term. It’s 3 wins and 3 defeats so far for Lega. They do take some momentum into this game having won 1-0 away to UD Logrones at the weekend, although new boss José Luis Martí will be hungry to see more quality from his side in the final third. While even at this level, they are still one of the smaller clubs, they do have a larger budget than most thanks to their recent top flight riches and will be expected to improve on their current mid-table position.
Zaragoza have a new man at the helm too with Ruben Baraja leading their bid for promotion this term. They’ve only played 4 matches so far this season following their late end to the 2019/20 campaign and they’ll be pretty content with a return of 7 points given there was a danger they’d be struggling for fitness and match sharpness compared to the other teams. They did suffer a setback last time out though, going down 2-1 at home to crisis club Malaga.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Leganes Win, 2 Zaragoza Wins, 3 Draws.
- This will be the first competitive clash since a 1-0 Zaragoza win at La Romareda in February 2016.
- The sides have spent 3 seasons in the same league since the turn of the century, with Lega only winning once.
Leganes vs Zaragoza Predictions
Score Prediction: Leganes 1-0 Zaragoza
This division is once again proving to be all but impossible to predict with so little separating the teams in terms of quality. Zaragoza’s weekend loss may just have burst Baraja’s bubble a bit though and we could see Leganes nick what should be a close game here.
LaLiga SmartBank Betting Tips (18+)
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