Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Zaragoza and Mirandes take on each other at Estadio La Romareda on day 13 of the new La Liga 2 campaign. Los Blanquillos aim to bring glory days back to “Romareda”, but they have been drawing too often in the 2021/2022 Segunda Division campaign. Zaragoza shared the spoils with each of their previous eight rivals, meaning that they are eager to return to winning ways. Midfielder Valentin Vada is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Girona.
Mirandes, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a heavy 4-1 loss to Almeria. Los Rojillos do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the trip to Zaragoza, and seeing that los Blanquillos are desperate to put an end to their eight-game winless run, home win should be considered. In their last meeting at the venue Zaragoza defeated Mirandes thanks to Mathieu Peybernes’ goal.
Highlighted Player (James Igbekeme):
James Igbekeme is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Zaragoza in La Liga 2 as a winger. Igbekeme’s primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well.
The Nigeria international started his senior career at Portuguese club Ribeirao, and after scoring two goals in 43 appearances for Os Ribeirenses, he moved to fellow Portuguese outfit Gil Vicente. In 2018 he decided to move to Spain, signing a four-year deal with Zaragoza. The 170-cm tall footballer made his Zaragoza debut on August 19, 2018 in a 2-1 win over Rayo Majadahonda.
He scored his first goal for the club in a 4-0 win at Real Oviedo on September 8, 2018. Igbekeme’s preferred foot is left, and his contract with los Blanquillos should expire on June 30, 2023. The Zaragoza midfielder born in Lagos on July 4, 1995 has yet to receive a call-up for the Nigeria national football team.
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).