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Real Zaragoza vs Elche Prediction

Real Zaragoza

August 16

21:00

0 : 1
Elche

Real Zaragoza

Elche

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After a frustrating first-leg stalemate, Real Zaragoza and Elche clash again for the opportunity to earn a playoff final berth. Elche will certainly miss key man Jonathas through suspension, after the Brazilian’s straight red card before the half-hour mark.

Zaragoza winger Burgui came close to breaking the deadlock in the first-half, while they also hit the woodwork after half-time. Will they go one better by finding their finishing touch here, with a La Liga promotion berth up for grabs?

Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Zaragoza vs Elche Betting Tips

Away at Elche, Zaragoza had 18 shots, more possession (56%), completed passes (299), dribbles (12 of 18, 67%) and nothing to show for their first-leg dominance.

Victor Fernandez’s men created chances but on another evening, could have been made to rue those misses. They’ll be hoping to avoid a repeat display on Sunday, against an Elche side who are underdogs but capable of pulling off an upset.

If they’re to be successful, they must do so without the services of Jonathas. His petulant kick out on Jawad El Yamiq saw VAR overturn his initial booking, upgrading it to a red card. With seven goals since joining them in late January, it’s clear he was an integral attacking figure they’ll now miss.

Before this, he finished the LaLiga 2 campaign strongly: five goals in their last five matches to confirm their playoff berth. They snuck into sixth, above Rayo Vallecano and Fuenlabrada, but now need a similar display of courage against the odds.

Zaragoza aren’t short of attacking options, by contrast. Shinji Kagawa, formerly of Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United, oozed class at times in the number ten role. He created a game-high five key passes, completed two dribbles, was fouled on five occasions while winning 7-of-11 ground duels.

Zaragoza vs Elche Correct Score Predictions

Initially, I was tempted to go safe with BTTS here. However, Zaragoza boast a better recent H2H record against Elche and definitely possess better attacking quality too. As mentioned, Jonathas’ absence will hurt Sunday’s visitors. With the Kagawa-Burgui combination, I’m backing a narrow Zaragoza win to book their playoff final berth.

Last matches

Real Zaragoza

02-01-2021

1 - 1 FC Cartagena

D
19-12-2020

1 - 0 Lugo

W
13-12-2020

1 - 0 Sporting Gijón

L
09-12-2020

1 - 0

L
06-12-2020

1 - 0 Fuenlabrada

W
02-12-2020

1 - 0

L
29-11-2020

2 - 0 Espanyol

L
25-11-2020

1 - 2 Rayo Vallecano

L
22-11-2020

2 - 1 Ponferradina

L
13-11-2020

1 - 2 Real Oviedo

L

Elche

D

- Real Valladolid

19-01-2021
L

- Rayo Vallecano

16-01-2021
L

- Getafe

11-01-2021
W

-

06-01-2021
L

- Athletic Club

03-01-2021
D

- Real Madrid

30-12-2020
D

- Osasuna

22-12-2020
L

- Atlético Madrid

19-12-2020
W

-

16-12-2020
L

- Granada

13-12-2020
Real Zaragoza vs Elche Head-to-Head (H2H)
16-08-2020

Real Zaragoza

0
1

Elche

13-08-2020

Elche

0
0

Real Zaragoza

15-02-2020

Elche

1
2

Real Zaragoza

30-08-2019

Real Zaragoza

1
0

Elche

16-03-2019

Real Zaragoza

1
0

Elche

28-10-2018

Elche

2
0

Real Zaragoza

26-03-2017

Elche

0
3

Real Zaragoza

16-10-2016

Real Zaragoza

1
3

Elche

02-04-2016

Elche

2
1

Real Zaragoza

01-11-2015

Real Zaragoza

2
0

Elche

Real Zaragoza
vs
Elche
Predicted Lineup
Real Zaragoza vs Elche Predicted Lineup

Alvarez

Nieto

El Yamiq

Guitian

Vigaray

Eguaras

Soro

Kagawa

Burgui

Pereira

Guti

Badia

Tekio

Verdu

Josema

Cruz

Mfulu

Escriche

Sanchez

Milla

Nino

Aguayo

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-1 vs FC Cartagena (A)

D

1-0 vs Lugo (H)

W

0-1 vs Sporting Gijón (A)

L

0-1 vs (A)

L

1-0 vs Fuenlabrada (H)

W

0-1 vs (A)

L

0-2 vs Espanyol (A)

L

1-2 vs Rayo Vallecano (H)

L

1-2 vs Ponferradina (A)

L

1-2 vs Real Oviedo (H)

L
D

2-2 vs Real Valladolid (A)

L

0-2 vs Rayo Vallecano (A)

L

1-3 vs Getafe (H)

W

1-0 vs (A)

L

0-1 vs Athletic Club (A)

D

1-1 vs Real Madrid (H)

D

2-2 vs Osasuna (H)

L

1-3 vs Atlético Madrid (A)

W

2-1 vs (A)

L

0-1 vs Granada (H)

6

Goals Scored

10

3

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-0 vs Lugo (H)

W

1-0 vs Fuenlabrada (H)

W

1-2 vs Rayo Vallecano (H)

L

1-2 vs Real Oviedo (H)

L
L

1-3 vs Getafe (H)

D

1-1 vs Real Madrid (H)

D

2-2 vs Osasuna (H)

L

0-1 vs Granada (H)

4

Goals Scored

4

2

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-1 vs FC Cartagena (A)

D

0-1 vs Sporting Gijón (A)

L

0-1 vs (A)

L

0-1 vs (A)

L

0-2 vs Espanyol (A)

L

1-2 vs Ponferradina (A)

L
D

2-2 vs Real Valladolid (A)

L

0-2 vs Rayo Vallecano (A)

W

1-0 vs (A)

L

0-1 vs Athletic Club (A)

L

1-3 vs Atlético Madrid (A)

W

2-1 vs (A)

2

Goals Scored

6

1

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

Mosope Ominiyi
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