Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Granada and Zaragoza take on each other in the opening match of La Liga 2 round 12. Los Granadinos aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Tenerife, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at los Blanquillos. Midfielder Sergio Ruiz remains on the sidelines with a muscle injury, while star summer signing Jose Callejon is widely expected to return to the starting XI. Zaragoza, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 2-1 win over Villarreal B, with the team climbing to 14th place in the standings.
Los Blanquillos, though, have been struggling on the travels this season, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Granada’s party at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. In their last meeting at the venue Granada defeated Zaragoza thanks to German Sanchez’s goal, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. All Ivan Azon, Francho Serrano, Jairo Quinteros, and Eugeni Valderrama are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Raul Fernandez):
Born in Bilbao, Spain on March 13, 1988 Raul Fernandez is a 196-cm-tall goalkeeper who plays for La Liga side Levante. Fernandez played for the youth team of his home-town club Athletic Bilbao from 1998 to 2006 and he began his senior career at fellow Basque outfit Basconia. After making 29 appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 season Raul Fernandez returned to Athletic Bilbao in 2007 and it has to be noted that he played 19 games for the reserve team.
After spending the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 seasons on loan at Conquense and Granada respectively the Spanish shoot-stopper started playing for Athletic Bilbao at senior level, but he made only five appearances for the Lions in La Liga.
In 2013 Raul Fernandez was loaned to Numancia and after ending his loan spell with los Rojillos he moved to Raving Santander. Nowadays the Basque footballer is a part of La Liga team Levante and you should know that he managed to keep 17 clean sheets in 33 appearances for los Levantinos in the 2016/2017 Segunda Division campaign.
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.