Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio Municipal de Anduva will host Saturday’s La Liga 2 game between Mirandes and Zaragoza. Los Rojillos made a slow start to the season, with the team still eyeing their first win of the process. The rock-bottom side are desperate to grab something from the match, but beating the in-form Blanquillos is easier said than done. To make things even worse for the home side, talented midfielder Jofre is banned following his sending off in a 2-1 loss at Granada.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Ponferradina and Sporting Gijon. Zaragoza have been in a much better form of late than Mirandes, and we predict that Juan Carlos Carcedo’s men are going to prove their worth on the field. The 49-year-old tactician has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Burgos. In their last meeting in Segunda Division los Rojillos defeated los Blanquillos 2-0, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Manu Garcia):
Manu Garcia is a product of Real Sociedad youth academy. The Spanish midfielder, who was born on 26 April, 1986, started playing for Real Sociedad B at the age of 19, making 101 appearances for the Basque outfit between 2005 and 2008. He scored 18 goals for Real Sociedad B and, as a result, Eibar chiefs decided to sign him in July, 2008. Manu Garcia spent the 2008/2009 season on loan at Real Union, scoring eight goals in 29 appearances for the club and in 2010 he joined Logrones.
Finally, in June 2012 he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Segunda Division side Deportivo Alaves. Manu Garcia made 37 appearances for El Glorioso on his debut season and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
Garcia scored five goals for Alaves in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to Primera Division. He has a contract with Alaves which expires on 30 June, 2018.
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.