There’s not a lot of domestic action around in midweek because of all of the World Cup qualifiers across Europe, but there is Copa del Rey action from Spain on Wednesday night to take a look at. This should be an interesting scrap between Zaragoza and Granada because neither of these Segunda Division sides have been in any kind of form. What also makes it interesting is that they have already faced each other in the league this season and now they have to duke it out in the hopes of landing a big draw in the Copa del Rey. This is the second round of the competition, the point where the teams from the second tier enter.
Three games played this season and Zaragoza have posted a W1 D1 L1 record from their three league games. They have been a bit goal shy though with just the three goals scored and two of those came in their win over Cordoba on the weekend. That was a boost that they needed. They have played just the one home game so far and that ended in a 1-1 draw with their midweek Copa del Rey opponents Granada. It’s been fairly sedate stuff from them so far.
Granada have gone out and drawn all three of their matches this season and last they Friday picked up a point in a home draw with Barcelona B. Like Zaragoza, they have only scored the three goals this season, with their results going up from an opening 0-0 against Albacete, a 1-1 at Zaragoza and then a 2-2 with Barcelona B. Will we see a 3-3 in this one? Probably not because neither of these sides packs too much of a punch.
Head to Head News:
The last two games between these now have been drawn too and from the most recent head to head form (this season’s meetings being the first since the 2012/13 La Liga season), Zaragoza holds a W2 D2 L1 record from the last five meetings. Zaragoza have a W2 D2 record from their four previous home games against Granada. So not much head to head history between these two, with Zaragoza 3-2 up with two draws from all of their previous meetings in all competitions. Five of the seven meetings have been under the goal line.
Top Betting Tips:
This game was worth a mention just because of the appeal of the drawn outcome for a price of 21/10. You have two sides who have not found any form yet this season and who have already played out a draw at Zaragoza. So there is a strong likelihood that this is going to end level at 90 minutes as well and under 2.5 goals at that. If there is going to be a winner then it is more likely to be Zaragoza who are 4/7 To Qualify at Sky Bet.