Zaragoza vs Leonesa by Jimeno
Zaragoza has entered the new season with bigger ambitions than what they did in previous one, when the side barely escaped the relegation with just two points difference, but the side still didn't convince that they are capable for much bigger things, being currently in the middle of the table at eleventh position with fourteen points, which is three more than relegating placed Albacete and also five points behind play-off placed side Rayo Vallecano.
Still, they are undefeated in last six matches of LaLiga 2, as they come from a point taken away from home against Sevilla B last weekend with a 2:2 result. Must be said that they were better during the match and actually deserved more, but still had to be satisfy with a point taken since they found a way to equalize late in the game. They were better in both halves, but stood chasing the result since they conceded in 19th minute via Fernandez, but leveled up before the halftime whistle via Iglesias, while the same Fernendez brought the hosts back into the lead in 47th, with the guests chasing the equalizer all the way till 78th minute when they got it thanks to Iglesias again.
Leonesa, on the other side, is doing quite well in the new season having in mind that they are newly promoted side and with a modest budget, there's no other option for them but to look to avoid relegation battle if possible and just stay in the league for their first season. At the moment they are at decent fourteenth position with fourteenth points earned, three points more than play-out placed Albacete.
However, must be said that the side is in an ugly period now with six matches without a victory (four draws and two defeats) and in obvious downtrend in comparison to their three victories in first five rounds of LaLiga 2. In the most recent game, they took a point in a home goalless draw against Albacete, being a side with much more of the ball possession, but the visitors looked more concrete in attack and were a bit more dangerous ones, however without a goal scored during all ninety minutes.
- Leonesa have failed to win any of their last 6 matches.
Leonesa is in obvious downtrend and I can't see them walking away with something against Zaragoza. Hosts are more than a decent side and need just a bit more of atmosphere improvement to get involved into the play-off race. They usually do well in front of own crowd and I definitely see them being victorious ones in this one.