La Liga 2 duel: Close contest expected between Real Oviedo and Real Zaragoza

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Competition: Spain La Liga 2
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere (3000 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the La Liga 2, with both Real Oviedo and Real Zaragoza experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 15th and the visitors in 17th place.

Insights:
  • Real Oviedo have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Real Zaragoza has the fewest matches over the total-line (8) in La Liga 2

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Real Oviedo form and stats

Real Oviedo have played 13 La Liga 2 games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 4-5-4 (wins-draws-losses).

The home team returns to Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere after being equal after 90 minutes with Fuenlabrada (placed 11th) on their last time out; the La Liga 2 game ended 2-2. Before that game, the 3-1 home victory against Lugo.

This is expected to be a close game, with Real Oviedo perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Real Oviedo as a small favourite), we find 16 games. Real Oviedo has won seven of these, drawn seven and lost two.

Oviedo has scored 19 league goals at home this season, in 13 matches. 15 goals have been conceded.

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Real Zaragoza form and stats

There's been little loot from Real Zaragoza's travels as they have only collected 8 points from 13 away games in the La Liga 2. Real Zaragoza only have 2 wins to counter their 9 defeats and 2 draws.

The manager J. Martínez Jiménez was unhappy after their last game, a La Liga 2 match played at their home ground Estadio de la Romareda. Zaragoza suffered a 0-1 loss to Alcorcón (placed 19th). A 1-1 draw at Sabadell's stadium before that.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Real Zaragoza playing away and similar expectations, we found 16 relevant matches. Results were three Zaragoza wins, six draws and seven defeats.

The attacking power of Real Zaragoza when travelling is not overwhelming with 8 goals scored from 13 league matches away. 14 goals have been conceded by Zaragoza in these games.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Real Zaragoza - Oviedo 1-2 entered in the official records. Oviedo-Real Zaragoza H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Real Oviedo two wins, Real Zaragoza five wins, three draws. seven of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Real ZaragozaJ. Narváez Solarte
J. Narváez Solarte
7 goals
Real OviedoM. Sangalli Fuentes
M. Sangalli Fuentes
5 goals
OviedoM. Leiva Esquivel
M. Leiva Esquivel
4 goals

Real Oviedo missing players

Real Zaragoza missing players

Real Oviedo Real Zaragoza
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
26 13 5 Played P 4 12 25
7 4 1 Won W 0 1 6
11 5 2 Drew D 2 2 6
8 4 2 Lost L 2 9 13
30 19 7 Scored S 2 5 18
28 15 5 Conceded C 4 14 25
85% 85% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 92%
65% 69% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 42% 44%
38% 46% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 17% 28%
23% 38% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 8%
8% 15% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
54% 54% 40% BTTS BTTS 50% 33% 36%
27% 31% 40% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 28%
35% 31% 40% Failed to Score F T 50% 67% 44%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.8 2.5 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 1.7 1.9
4 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
8 9.6 11.4 Shots (avg) S ( 11 7.1 8.4
3.3 3.8 5.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2.5 2.9
35% 38% 26% Goal Efficiency G E 17% 17% 25%
Key stats in La Liga 2 this season:
  • Real Oviedo have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Real Oviedo have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Real Zaragoza have scored away.
  • Real Zaragoza has the fewest matches over the total-line (8) in La Liga 2
  • Real Zaragoza have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Real Zaragoza have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Real Zaragoza haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Mallorca 26 16 6 4 36 13 14 8 2 4 22 9 12 8 4 0 14 4 23 54
2 Espanyol 26 16 4 6 38 16 13 10 1 2 22 7 13 6 3 4 16 9 22 52
3 Almería 26 15 4 7 38 24 13 8 3 2 23 10 13 7 1 5 15 14 14 49
4 Leganes 26 15 4 7 31 20 14 12 0 2 21 8 12 3 4 5 10 12 11 49
5 Sporting Gijon 26 13 7 6 27 17 13 8 5 0 16 6 13 5 2 6 11 11 10 46
6 Rayo Vallecano 26 12 5 9 30 25 12 8 1 3 18 9 14 4 4 6 12 16 5 41
7 Ponferradina 26 12 4 10 27 27 13 7 3 3 16 12 13 5 1 7 11 15 0 40
8 Mirandes 26 10 7 9 26 22 13 4 6 3 13 11 13 6 1 6 13 11 4 37
9 Girona 26 10 7 9 22 24 13 6 3 4 10 8 13 4 4 5 12 16 -2 37
10 Las Palmas 26 9 8 9 27 32 13 8 2 3 19 13 13 1 6 6 8 19 -5 35
11 Fuenlabrada 26 7 13 6 28 28 13 2 9 2 10 10 13 5 4 4 18 18 0 34
12 Malaga 26 9 7 10 24 32 13 3 5 5 11 15 13 6 2 5 13 17 -8 34
13 Lugo 26 8 9 9 26 27 13 6 5 2 13 7 13 2 4 7 13 20 -1 33
14 Tenerife 26 9 6 11 22 24 13 6 4 3 14 7 13 3 2 8 8 17 -2 33
15 Real Oviedo 26 7 11 8 30 28 13 4 5 4 19 15 13 3 6 4 11 13 2 32
16 UD Logroñés 26 8 6 12 19 32 12 5 2 5 11 15 14 3 4 7 8 17 -13 30
17 Real Zaragoza 26 7 6 13 21 25 13 5 4 4 13 11 13 2 2 9 8 14 -4 27
18 Sabadell 26 6 8 12 23 30 13 2 5 6 11 15 13 4 3 6 12 15 -7 26
19 Alcorcón 26 7 5 14 15 26 13 5 0 8 9 16 13 2 5 6 6 10 -11 26
20 FC Cartagena 26 6 7 13 27 37 13 4 3 6 17 17 13 2 4 7 10 20 -10 25
21 Albacete 26 6 6 14 17 32 13 3 4 6 10 14 13 3 2 8 7 18 -15 24
22 Castellón 26 6 4 16 23 36 13 5 0 8 12 12 13 1 4 8 11 24 -13 22

Read more about La Liga 2

The Segunda División, also known as La Liga 2, is the second highest level of the football league pyramid in Spain. 22 teams play each other home and away for a 42 match season. Top two of the league table earns promotion and one more is promoted through playoff fixtures. The bottom four are relegated.