Real Zaragoza and Sporting Gijón face at the Estadio de la Romareda, in a match for the 39 th round of the Second Division. Real Zaragoza won out (1-2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 05-01-2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 1 win and 2 draws in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 05-05-2018, in a match for the Second Division that ended with the victory of Real Zaragoza by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by Borja Iglesias (10 ‘e 28’), for Real Zaragoza, and Rubén García (53 ‘), for Sporting Gijón. Despite being a match between 13th and 9th of the table, it is actually a match between the 19th ranked in home games and the 9th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 47 points won, after 12 wins, 11 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Deportivo La Coruña, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Extremadura UD by (0-3). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the championship, Real Zaragoza won 16 points out of 30 possible, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 10 matches they played in their stadium. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 14 of the last 19 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals.
Real Zaragoza enter confident in this match after a victory, by 0-3, in the visit to Extremadura. The visitors began to build their lead at eighteen minutes, with an own goal by Casto. In the second half Pep Biel extended to 0-2 and Jorge Pombo in the last ten minutes confirmed the final result. With this victory the Zaragoza continues in the struggle for maintenance. The local team must align in the usual 4-3-3, favoring the most direct game. The three players responsible for putting the rival defensive line in mind are Marc Gual, Pep Biel and Álvaro Vázquez. In the center of the field it is possible that they act Javi Ros, Raul Guti and James Igbekeme. The coach Victor Fernandez must have all players available for the reception at Sporting de Gijón.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 55 points won, after 14 wins, 13 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Mallorca, by (2-1). In the last match, they tied at home against Lugo with (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since it has won 22 points in away matches and 22 at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 17 conceded at home, against 22 goals scored and 15 conceded at home. For the league, Sporting Gijón won 16 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (8 out of 19 matches). Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 19 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 38 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 13 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 19 home matches for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Sporting de Gijón received Lugo in a match that ended as it started: goalless. It should be noted that the home team dominated the game, creating the best scoring opportunities. With this draw the formation of Gijón was further from the promotion to the main division of Spanish football. Outside the home, we believe that the team led by José Alberto Lopez will play in the usual tactical design, the 4-4-2, which privileges the defensive organization and counterattacks. The goalscorer of the team, Uros Durdevic, will be back to the starting lineup, after completing a game of suspension and at his side should play Álex Alegría. In the central corridor it is possible that they play Robin Lod, Ignacio Mendez, Isaac Cofie and Álvaro Traver. The foreign technician must have all the players at his disposal for the trip to Zaragoza.