Real Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon - Zaragoza backed to heap more misery on visitors

Hosts tipped to steer further clear of drop zone at Estadio de la Romareda
Real Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon
Real Zaragoza's recent good run to see them over Sporting Gijon in Spanish Segunda Division clash (Getty Images)

Real Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


A home win is the tip as Real Zaragoza welcome Sporting Gijon to the Estadio de la Romareda for a Spanish Segunda Division clash. The hosts have claimed three victories in their last four matches and are tipped to have the edge over Gijon who are winless in their last four matches. 

Real Zaragoza SAD Form & Team News


Real Zaragoza were rampant in their previous Segunda fixture as they claimed a 3-0 victory at Extremadura. Casto Espinosa's first half own goal opened the scoring before Pep Mas and Jorge Pombo added further goals in the second half.

Los Manos have eased themselves away from the relegation zone in recent weeks as they now sit six points clear of the bottom three with three matches to go. Victor Fernandez's men head into Friday's clash in good form having won three of their last four matches. 

Marc Gual is expected to continue in attack having scored three goals in his last three matches.  Top scorer Alvaro Vazquez is also set to retain his place in the team while Jorge Pombo could be handed a start after coming off the bench to score last time out.

Victor Fernandez
Victor Fernandez's Zaragoza side have won three of their last four matches (Getty Images)

Sporting de Gijon Form & Team News


Sporting Gijon were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Lugo last time out. It was a poor display from Los Rojiblancos as they could only muster a single shot on target despite dominating the possession.

The result means Gijon are now winless in their last four matches, a run which has seen them slip to 10th on the table. Jose Alberto Lopez's men are also poor on the road having claimed just one win in their last four away matches.

Top scorer Uros Durdevic is set to return to the team after missing the draw against Lugo due to suspension. He is likely to be joined in attack by Alex Alegria who is currently on a nine-match goal drought.

Real Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon Head to Head


Real Zaragoza have 11 wins and 10 draws while Sporting Gijon have claimed four wins from 25 previous matches. Zaragoza have won the last three meetings, including a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture.

Real Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon Match Up


Marc Gual will be the one to watch for Real Zaragoza having scored three goals in his last three matches. He usually combines well with Alvaro Vazquez and both men are expected to get the better of the Zaragoza defence.

Sporting Gijon are heavily reliant on Durdevic for goals and tend to struggle when the striker is not at his best. With Zaragoza likely to dominate the possession on Friday, he could find himself isolated in attack and starved of service.

Real Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon Key Statistics 


  • Real Zaragoza have won 3 of their last 4 matches (Segunda Division).
  • Real Zaragoza have kept clean sheets in 3 of their last four matches (Segunda Division).
  • Sporting Gijon have lost their last 3 matches against Real Zaragoza (all competitions).

Verdict


Real Zaragoza have impressed in recent matches and are tipped to have enough for the out of sorts Sporting Gijon. Having won three of their last four matches, I am predicting a victory for the hosts on Friday.

Best Bet: Real Zaragoza Win @ 2.10 at bet365 - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Real Zaragoza Win 1-0 @ 7.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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