Real Zaragoza vs Numancia Preview and Predictions

Real Zaragoza vs Numancia
Spanish Segunda Division
Date: Saturday, 9th June 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: La Romareda (Zaragoza).

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Real Zaragoza and Numancia have everything left to play for in the second leg at the Estadio La Romareda on Saturday.

Both sides made a bright start to the tie when they met at the Estadio Los Pajaritos on Wednesday and two goals fell inside the first 5 minutes. The experienced Alberto Zapater gave Zaragoza the lead in the 4th minute, but it was short lived as Numancia drew level with a strike from Guillermo straight from the restart.

Goals dried out since, but Zaragoza were the better team on the day, they controlled the game as well as had the better scoring chances. Despite not getting the winner, Natxo González will be a happy man to take the game back to their home turf without any damage.

Real Zaragoza finished the regular season on the back of a 5 match winning streak, also 10 of their last 11 games at the La Romareda are wins. Anyhow, it will be worth to note that they had managed just 2 wins at home from their first 10 games of the season.

Meantime, Numancia are one of the worst away sides in the league, managing just 3 wins from the 21 outings so far this season. They also struggled for goals during the period and conceded at the rate of 1.38 goals per game in the process.

Real Zaragoza vs Numancia Head-to-head

  • Zaragoza are unbeaten in the last four meetings with Numancia, they won 3 on the trot before the latest 1-1 stalemate.
  • Numancia managed just 1 win from their last 8 meetings against Zaragoza.
  • Both teams score in 14 of their last 19 head-to-head meetings.
  • Zaragoza have a strong home record against Numancia, 6 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 10 matches.

Real Zaragoza vs Numancia Predictions

Unlike the first leg when teams were even favorites, Zaragoza will go into Saturday’s game are clear favourites to win outright. The La Romareda has been a fortress for the hosts in the second half of the season and are the best home side in the league during the period after bagging 10 wins from the last 11 here.

Goals can be expected here as a huge majority of the head-to-head games between the two sides went in the same fashion, 74% of their h2h meetings since 1999 saw both teams scoring at least once.

Real Zaragoza vs Numancia Betting Tips

  • Both teams to Score for 2.10 odds
  • Zaragoza to win @ 2.00 odd.