Our prediction for this match:
After crushing Atromitos 6-1, Elche will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on fellow Spanish outfit Zaragoza on Saturday evening. Los Franjiverdes secured the La Liga survival thanks to a 2-0 win over Athletic Club on the last day of the 2020/21 season, and, no doubt, their main goal for the upcoming La Liga campaign is to avoid relegation. A man to watch in the home team will be Argentine attacker Lucas Boye, who scored a brace in the triumph over Atromitos.
Los Blanquillos, on the other hand, impressed in the second half of the 2020/21 Segunda Division campaign, with the team finishing the process in 15th position in the standings. Zaragoza, though, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a warm-up game against lower-league side Calahorra (0-2), which is the main reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Victor Rodriguez):
Victor Rodriguez is a professional player who began his senior career at Vilajuiga, playing 36 matches for the club and scoring 11 goals. After spending three years at Badalona the pacey winger joined Zaragoza and it has to be noted that he scored six goals in 72 appearances for the Estadio La Romareda outfit in La Liga.
On 7 August, 2014 Victor Rodriguez signed a three-year deal with Elche, but in August 2015 he was sent to Getafe on loan. Rodriguez scored two goals in 33 appearances for los Azulones in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign, but following Getafe’s relegation to Segunda Division, he signed a four-year deal with Sporting Gijon in the 2016 summer transfer window.
Victor Rodriguez has yet to make his Spain debut, but he played for Catalonia in a friendly game. The Sporting Gijon winger is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. Rodriguez was born in Barcelona on 23 July, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Zaragoza):
Based in the autonomous community of Aragon, Zaragoza is a Spanish football club that plays in Segunda Division. The club was founded on March 18, 1932 and it plays their home matches at the legendary La Romareda stadium.
The venue opened on September 8, 1957 has the capacity of 33,608 people. Los Blanquillos wear white shirts and blue shorts when playing on home soil, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Zaragoza did well to win the la liga trophy in the 1977/78 season, with the team finishing the campaign four points clear of second-place Recreativo de Huelva.
Speaking of the club’s European success, Zaragoza clinched the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1994/95 season as they defeated 2-1 in the title game. Fabio Coentrao, Pablo Aimar, Roberto Ayala, Diego Milito, Gabriel Milito, Cafu, and David Villa are the most notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Huesca are considered the club’s main rivals.