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The La Liga 2 game at Estadio de La Romareda on Saturday sees home side Real Zaragoza go up against Sporting Gijón.
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Real Zaragoza will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-2 La Liga 2 triumph versus Ponferradina.
In that match, Real Zaragoza had 35% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Real Zaragoza was Giuliano Simeone (12', 51'). On the other side, Ponferradina had 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Kelechi Nwakali (44') was the scorer for Ponferradina.
Juan Carlos Carcedo's Real Zaragoza have found the net a sum total of 5 times over their preceding six outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in that time is 5.
Leading up to this clash, Real Zaragoza:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Sporting Gijón in their previous 3 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Racing de Santander in La Liga 2 competition, Sporting Gijón and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Sporting Gijón managed 65% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Racing de Santander had 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Sekou Gassama (30') and Matheus Aiás (95') scored for Racing de Santander.
The stats don’t lie, and Sporting Gijón have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 6 goals in all. At the back, Sporting Gijón have some weaknesses to address. We will just have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Sporting Gijón:
- have left without a victory over Real Zaragoza in games played away from home for the previous 9 league games. Not an away record to be proud of.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 27/10/2019 tells us that Real Zaragoza have won 3 of these games & Sporting Gijón 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 12 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from Blanquillos and 6 belonging to Rojiblancos. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 29 on 27/02/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Sporting Gijón 1-2 Real Zaragoza.
That day, Sporting Gijón had 51% possession and 24 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Uroš Đurđević (94').
Real Zaragoza had 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Jaume Grau (25') and Ivan Azón (96') scored.
The match was refereed by Jon Ander González Esteban.
Team News: Real Zaragoza
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Real Zaragoza manager Juan Carlos Carcedo to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Carlos Vigaray (Knee Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Sporting Gijón
Thanks to a largely healthy group, there is just the one fitness problem for the Sporting Gijón gaffer Abelardo Fernández to contend with. Jony (Muscle Injury) won’t be playing here.
Sporting Gijón certainly have the ability to find the net against this Real Zaragoza side, but that realistically won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 win for Real Zaragoza after 90 minutes. Definitely a tough call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de La Romareda (34,596)
Captain: Alberto Zapater
Chairman: Jorge Mas
Manager: Juan Carlos Carcedo
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 16
⭐ Star Player: Giuliano Simeone
Typically taking up the Left Wing position, Giuliano Simeone was born in Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Atlético Madrid in the 2021 - 2022 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 3 league goals in the LaLiga2 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 5 appearances.