Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
High-flying Real Oviedo will be aiming to stay in the playoffs berth when they take on Mirandes in the La Liga 2 round 38. Los Azulones are on a five-game winning run in the Spanish second tier, and, as a result, the bookies see them as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. Both Aias and Rama are pushing for a start after the duo got their names on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win over Alcorcon.
Borja Sanchez is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Los Rojillos, on the other hand, have little to play for in the season finale as they are 12 points clear of the relegation zone. Since Mirandes failed to impress in back-to-back losses to Sporting Gijon and Real Valladolid, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Both Cesar Gelabert and Simon Moreno are sidelined with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Alejandro Arribas ):
Born in Madrid, Spain on May 1, 1989, Alejandro Arribas is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Oviedo in La Liga 2. Arribas is a very experienced defender as he played for Primera Division sides Rayo Vallecano, Osasuna, Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla in the past.
He is a product of Rayo Majadahonda football school, but he did not see any game action with the club at senior level. Alejandro Arribas played for Mexican club UNAM before signing a three-year deal with Real Oviedo in the summer of 2019.
He made his debut with los Azules in a 2-1 loss to Fuenlabrada on August 31, 2019. The towering defender has never received a call-up for the Spain national football team. His main position is centre-back, but he can be used as a right-back as well if needed. The right-footed footballer has a contract with Real Oviedo until June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Mirandes):
Mirandes is a Spanish club founded on May 3, 1927. Los Rojillos compete in Segunda division, with the team still eyeing their first ever promotion to La Liga. Mirandes’ home colours are red and black, while their away kit is mainly light blue.
Mirandes did remarkably well to make it to the Copa del Rey semis in the 2019/20 season, with the team outplaying the likes of Celta, Villarreal, and Sevilla in the process. Real Sociedad, though, proved to be a big catch for Mirandes in the Spanish Cup semis. Los Rojillos welcome their rivals at Estadio Municipal de Anduva. The stadium was opened back in 1950, with the venue being able to host 5,759 spectators.
Mirandes played their first game on June 4, 1927, with the team defeating Arabarra thanks to Fidel Angulo’s goal. Zaragoza and Alaves are considered one of the club’s main rivals. Los Rojillos have won Castilla and Leon Cup on two occasions (2011, 2012).