Match Preview: Sabadell vs Zaragoza Predictions & H2H

Sabadell vs Zaragoza predictions

Sabadell vs Zaragoza predictions and match preview for Friday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two improving teams meet.

  • DATE: Friday 12th February 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Nova Creu Alta
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

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Sabadell vs Zaragoza preview
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The Friday game in LaLiga SmartBank is a significant one at the bottom end of the table. It sees the teams in 18th and 17th places meet with Sabadell and Zaragoza both currently in the business of trying to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

Sabadell are competing pretty well in what is their first Segunda Division season since 2014/15. After five years in the Segunda B, they’ve inevitably found the adjustment tricky at times, but they have stuck by promotion winning coach Antonio Hidalgo and they continue to hover just outside the relegation zone as we head towards the business end of the campaign.

Hidalgo will be encouraged by the improvements he has seen from his team over the past couple of months. They are unbeaten in 8 league games, last tasting defeat back in early December against Real Oviedo. For a side that lost its opening 5 matches this term, it seems clear that Sabadell have now found their feet at this level and have a better understanding of what it takes to get results.

Things can turn around very quickly in this league, something Real Zaragoza fans could certainly vouch for. Twelve months ago, they looked to be well on the road towards that long-awaited return to the top flight. However their promotion challenge faded dramatically and they’ve had a turbulent 2020/21 campaign with Ruben Baraja and Ivan Martinez having both lost their jobs.

Juan Ignacio Martínez has steadied the ship and guided Zaragoza to 4 wins from their last 6 games – a much needed boost to their prospects of beating the drop. They claimed just their second away win of the season last time out against Malaga and should take confidence into this game as a result.

Head to Head

  • Last 5 Meetings: 4 Draws, 1 Sabadell Win.
  • Zaragoza haven’t won any of the 5 meetings this century.
  • The last 4 have been drawn including a goalless draw in Zaragoza earlier this term.

Sabadell vs Zaragoza Predictions


Score Prediction: Sabadell 1-1 Zaragoza

Sabadell have turned into the Segunda’s draw specialists with 6 of their last 8 games ending level. You certainly wouldn’t bet against a repeat here as they suddenly look quite a tough team to beat, but are unlikely to have enough to take maximum points from a much improved Zaragoza side.

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