Real Oviedo come up against away team Real Zaragoza at Estadio Carlos Tartiere in the La Liga 2 meeting on Sunday.
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Real Oviedo go into this match following on from a 2-2 La Liga 2 draw against Fuenlabrada.
In that match, Real Oviedo managed 54% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Real Oviedo was Marco Sangalli (14'). Fuenlabrada had 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Adrián Diéguez (69'), Rubén Pulido (86' Own goal) and Borja Garcés (87') scored for Fuenlabrada.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Real Oviedo have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Carbayones have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 7 goals along the way.
Heading into this fixture, Real Oviedo are unbeaten in the league by Real Zaragoza in their previous 3 games.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against AD Alcorcón in La Liga 2 action, Real Zaragoza and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Real Zaragoza had 50% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Real Zaragoza was Cristian Álvarez (65' Own goal). On the other side, AD Alcorcón got 13 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
A sequence of steadfast displays from the Real Zaragoza defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 outings in total. In that period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 6. In any event, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will be sustained in this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Real Zaragoza:
- haven't been defeated by Real Oviedo in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. A very good run of results for them.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 25/02/2018 shows that Real Oviedo have won 2 of these games and Real Zaragoza 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league contest between these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 12 on 13/11/2020 when it ended Real Zaragoza 1-2 Real Oviedo.
In that game, Real Zaragoza managed 59% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
Real Oviedo had 7 shots on goal with 5 on target. Christian (26' Own goal), Borja Sánchez (45') and Gustavo Blanco (49') scored.
The match was refereed by Rubén Ávalos Barrera.
Team News: Real Oviedo
Real Oviedo manager José Ziganda has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match owing to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Real Zaragoza
With a fully healthy group available to select from, Real Zaragoza boss Juan Martínez does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Real Zaragoza will have to work hard as a team to score goals against this Real Oviedo lineup who should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re going for a good battle with a 1-0 winning margin for Real Oviedo at the end of this one.
Should be interesting.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Carlos Tartiere (30,500)
Captain: Christian Fernández Salas
Chairman: Jorge Menéndez Vallina
Manager: José Ziganda
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 15
🔑 Star Man: Nahuel Leiva
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Nahuel Leiva was born in Rosario, Argentina. After having played his first senior match for Villarreal in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored 4 league goals in the LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 24 appearances.