Elche and Real Zaragoza meet in the playoff semifinals for promotion to the Spanish second division. The tour match will be played on Thursday, from 21:00, on Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, without spectators.
Elche caught the last playoff spot at the limit, having only one point over the next two ranked, Vallecano and Fuenlabrada. The home team will be cursing Juan Jose Rojo Martin for weeks; Since the resumption of the season, Elche has recorded four victories, three of which were obtained at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
Zaragoza did not show great form at the end of the regular season. They have recorded no less than five defeats in the last seven stages. These results led to the failure of the ranking on one of the first two places, which would have ensured to those from Real the direct promotion in La Liga.
Zaragoza has looked very good in away games this season. However, the current form is not an encouraging one for the guests, while Elche does not impress on its own ground. Given the stake of the match, we expect a closed duel, in which both teams will not score or in which over 2.5 goals will not be scored.
Zaragoza won the two direct disputes this season, 1-0 at home and 2-1 away;
The two bands have met 12 times so far;
Zaragoza is in the lead, with 6 wins and 5 losses;
In 8 of the 12 direct disputes both teams did not score;
Zaragoza has the 3rd best offensive in the championship, with 59 goals scored;
In 4 of the 6 direct meetings in Elche, over 2.5 goals were scored;
In the regular season, Zaragoza had the best record in the away tournament, 9 wins, 7 draws and 5 defeats;