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Ponferradina will take to the pitch with visitors Real Zaragoza at Estadio Municipal El Toralín in this La Liga 2 fixture on Sunday.
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Ponferradina prepare for this fixture following a 1-1 La Liga 2 drawn match versus Málaga.
In that match, Ponferradina had 46% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Ponferradina was Curro Sánchez (74'). Málaga CF had 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Yanis Rahmani (16') scored for Málaga.
Ponferradina haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in more recent games. Their sum of goals equals just 3 versus opposing sides during the course of their last 6 fixtures. In those games, La Ponfe have also seen the number of goals against them total 11.
Pre-game facts show that Ponferradina:
- have not registered a win against Real Zaragoza in their previous 6 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Real Oviedo in La Liga 2 competition, Real Zaragoza and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Real Zaragoza managed 59% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. Real Oviedo got 7 shots at goal with 5 on target. Christian (26' Own goal), Borja Sánchez (45') and Gustavo Blanco (49') scored for Real Oviedo.
The strike force from Real Zaragoza have suffered from a shortage of goals in their past 6 clashes, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 3. In those fixtures, Blanquillos have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 6. It will be interesting to see if that trend can be sustained here.
A look at their previous results shows us that Real Zaragoza:
- haven't been defeated by Ponferradina in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 30/11/2014 tells us that Ponferradina have won 0 of them & Real Zaragoza 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined sum of 16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 from La Ponfe and 11 for Blanquillos. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league match between these sides was La Liga 2 match day 42 on 20/07/2020 and the score finished Real Zaragoza 2-1 Ponferradina.
In that game, Real Zaragoza managed 60% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Goals were scored by Linares (35') and Álex Blanco (66').
At the other end, Ponferradina had 5 shots on goal with 1 on target. Iván Rodrīguez (50') scored.
The referee was Dámaso Arcediano Monescillo.
Team News: Ponferradina
Ponferradina boss Jon Bolo will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Real Zaragoza
Thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from, Real Zaragoza manager Rubén Baraja has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
Our feeling is that Real Zaragoza will likely create enough chances to find the net against this Ponferradina side, although that probably won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Ponferradina when all is said and done. Let’s see what eventuates.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Municipal El Toralín (8,432)
Captain: Yuri de Souza
Chairman: José Fernández Nieto
Manager: Jon Bolo
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 14
🔑 Star Man: Kaxe
Usually taking up the Striker position, Kaxe was born in Azpeitia, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Ponferradina in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Forward has got 2 league goals in this LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 12 appearances.