Real Zaragoza vs Real Oviedo predictions and match preview for Friday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as the hosts begin life under new management.
- DATE: Friday 13th November 2020
- KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
- VENUE: La Romareda
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Real Zaragoza vs Real Oviedo Preview
Zaragoza take on Real Oviedo in the first game of the weekend in LaLiga SmartBank on Friday night. These two grand old clubs are both desperate to end long waits for a return to the top flight. However both sides currently languish in the bottom seven of the table and moving clear of the relegation zone will be the immediate priority for both.
At the time Spain went into lockdown back in March, Zaragoza looked well placed to end their absence from LaLiga. However almost nothing has gone right for them since. Victor Fernandez left after their late collapse in the 2019/20 season. His replacement Ruben Baraja failed to turn the tide at La Romareda and was sacked earlier this week with the club only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
The new man is Zaragoza-born Ivan Martinez and he’s only had around 48 hours to work with the team and get them ready for this game. It’s not an easy job by any means and turning around the home form will be his primary objective with Los Maños having won just 2 of their last 13 home league fixtures including the play-off defeat to Elche.
They take on a Real Oviedo side that will be full of confidence having almost out of nowhere produced two really good performances. Having won just one of their opening nine, Oviedo head into this following a 2-1 away win at Las Palmas prior to a convincing 4-0 home victory over newly promoted Castellon.
Those results have eased the pressure that was starting to build on Cuco Ziganda. Things suddenly seem to be clicking in the final third with Matias Nahuel and Edgar Gonzalez both bagging braces over the past fortnight.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Zaragoza Wins, 1 Oviedo Win, 2 Draws.
- Zaragoza have won 5 of their last 6 home games vs Oviedo.
- The exception was a stunning 4-2 win for Real Oviedo at the end of last season, a game which the struggling Asturian side led 4-0 at one point.
Real Zaragoza vs Real Oviedo Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Zaragoza 2-2 Real Oviedo
Oviedo have rarely been an entertaining side to watch in recent years but they did score four goals on this ground as recently as July and their last four league games have all produced 3+ goals. They’d have really fancied their chances in this game given Zaragoza’s current plight but the coaching switch at La Romareda might just spark a reaction from the hosts and this one may end up all square.
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