Numancia vs Real Zaragoza
Spain – Segunda Division
Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos (Soria).
Numancia and Real Zaragoza both sit in the mid-table with ten points to their name after eight games played, meeting for their Matchday 9 clash looking to keep up with the upper part of the table with important points at Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos.
Numantinos come into the match in a somewhat better shape after beating Extremadura UD 1-0 at this ground last week, ending their four-game winless streak just after holding Osasuna to a goalless draw on the road. They will now want to put on a similar defensive challenge in Soria and we do believe they come very motivated for the points.
Real Zaragoza, on the other end, struggle for such pick-me-ups lately and they’ve only earned two points in last four games. They’ve been held off by Albacete and Osasuna at home ground and failed to recuperate after two consecutive losses, where they were beaten by Almeria and Lugo. Imanol Idiakez has struggled to find the perfect setup at the back and this has proven costly on more than one occasion.
Numancia vs Real Zaragoza: Head-to-head
- Numancia have beaten the rivals 1-2 in their last head-to-head clash in early June.
- This has only ended a four-game winless streak in the sides’ matchups, as Zaragoza earned three wins and a draw.
- We have seen goals on both ends in all of the last three occasions.
Numancia vs Real Zaragoza: Prediction
We will now back Numancia to turn this one their way too and we’ll go for a Home win on Saturday evening, which comes at 2.25. We do believe they’re in for a tough challenge but they should be able to bag a narrow win at this point.
However, that’s exactly what we expect and with that in mind, we feel we’re in for few goals at Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos where Under 2.5 goals FT looks great value even at 1.66. Numancia have enjoyed such clashes at this ground recently and this does feel like another such occasion in the making.
Numancia vs Real Zaragoza: Bet Tips
- Home win @ 2.25
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66