Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Deportivo Alaves and Real Oviedo, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table, face each other at Estadio Mendizorrotza on Matchday 13. The Basques aim to stay in automatic promotion berth, with the team eyeing their fourth home win of the process. Midfielder Carlos Benavidez serves a one-game ban due to the accumulation of yellow cards, while Mamadou Sylla remains on the sidelines with an ankle problem.
Los Azulones, on the other hand, proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Malaga, with the team moving away from the relegation zone, but they will have a big fish to fry in the Basque Country. In their last meeting at the venue Alaves defeated Real Oviedo 2-0, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. As for the away team, Koba Koindredi remains in the recovery room, while Borja Sanchez and Marco Sangalli are major doubts.
Highlighted Player (Sergi Enrich):
Sergi Enrich is a product of Mallorca’s youth academy. The 181-cm-tall striker was born in Ciutadella, Spain on 26 February, 1990 and he began his senior career at Mallorca. Enrich played 83 league games for Mallorca B, while making 6 appearances for the first team between 2010 and 2013.
During his spell at Mallorca he played for the likes of Recreativo and Alcorcon on loan and in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Numancia. Sergi Enrich scored 26 goals in 76 league appearances for Numancia, but on 12 July, 2015 he joined Eibar to play in the Spanish top flight.
The Spanish attacker made 35 appearances for los Ameros in the 2015/2016 season, scoring seven goals in the process. Sergi Enrich’s market value was €4 million in July, 2016 and it has to be noted that his contract with Eibar expires on 30 June, 2018. His maternal family name is Ametller.
Highlighted Team (Oviedo):
Based in Oviedo, Asturias, Real Oviedo is a Spanish club that plays home games at Carlos Tartiere. Carlos Tartiere is one of the biggest stadiums in Segunda division as it can hold up to 30,500 spectators. Los Azules competed in La Liga in the 1990s, but in the 2001/02 campaign they suffered relegation to Segunda Division.
Real Oviedo have not competed in the Spanish top flight ever since. In the 1991/92 season los Azules represented Spain in the UEFA Cup, but Genoa proved to be a big catch for them in the round of 64. Real Oviedo have a rivalry with Sporting Gijon, with the two teams facing each other in the Asturian derby.
The likes of Robert Prosinecki, Stan Collymore, Dely Valdes, Abel Xavier, Paulo Bento, Marius Lacatus, Viktor Onopko, Ratomir Dujkovic, Juan Mata, Michu, Ibrahima Balde, and Slavisa Jokanovic are the famoust footballers who were part of Oviedo in the past. Carlos Munoz Cobo is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart.