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Espanyol visit Estadio de La Romareda on Saturday for the La Liga 2 tie with hosts Real Zaragoza.
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Real Zaragoza enter this match coming off the back of a 2-2 La Liga 2 drawn result vs CD Lugo.
In that match, Real Zaragoza had 67% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Real Zaragoza, goals were scored by Adrían González (64') and Cristian Álvarez (97'). CD Lugo had 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Manu Barreiro (44') and Venâncio (81') scored for CD Lugo.
In their preceding 6 fixtures, Juan Martínez's Real Zaragoza have netted a total of 5 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match equal to 0.83.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Real Zaragoza:
- have not emerged victorious against Espanyol in their last 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Espanyol go into this meeting following on from a 3-0 La Liga 2 win over Málaga in their most recent game.
In that match, Espanyol had 49% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Espanyol, goals were scored by Raúl de Tomás (15', 77') and Javi Puado (40'). Málaga CF got 10 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen clashes, Espanyol have bagged a tally of 17 goals. Periquitos have also scored on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, their defenders have had 2 goals go into their own net.
Their past results show that Espanyol:
- haven't beaten Real Zaragoza when they've played them away from home in the last 7 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 15/05/2011 shows that Real Zaragoza have won 4 of these and Espanyol 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them from Blanquillos and 4 netted by Periquitos. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league match between these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 15 on 29/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Espanyol 2-0 Real Zaragoza.
In that match, Espanyol had 58% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Goals were scored by Óscar Gil (69') and Sergi Darder (83').
On the other side, Real Zaragoza got 9 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Juan Luis Pulido Santana.
Team News: Real Zaragoza
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Real Zaragoza boss Juan Martínez to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Gabriel Fernández (Heel Bone Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Espanyol
Owing to an otherwise available group, there’s only the sole fitness problem for the Espanyol gaffer Vicente Moreno to be concerned with. Miguelón (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
When taking everything into account, Real Zaragoza might have a difficult job to find the net against this Espanyol lineup who we think will likely manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore seeing a very even contest with a 0-1 win for Espanyol at the end of this one.
Hoping for a good game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de La Romareda (34,596)
Captain: Alberto Zapater
Chairman: Christian Lapetra
Manager: Juan Martínez
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 15
🔑 Key Man: Juan José Narváez
Customarily played in the Striker position, Juan José Narváez was born in Pasto, Colombia. After having made a senior debut playing for Real Madrid B in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 9 league goals in the LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 37 appearances.