Real Zaragoza vs Real Madrid
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: La Romareda (Zaragoza)
Zaragoza will be targeting a giant killing in the Copa del Rey Last 16 when they welcome La Liga leaders Real Madrid to La Romareda on Wednesday night.
Real Zaragoza vs Real Madrid: Match Preview
Los Maños makes it three in a row by beating always difficult Numancia as their chase for promotion and La Liga glory continues.
It was their 15th victory of the season as Víctor Fernández’ men enter Real Madrid clash on a high, with six wins in the last eight and considering Madrid’s laid-back approach in Copa, they aren’t without chances to get something out of fickle Madridistas…
Zaragoza does rather well at La Romareda, with eight wins and three draws from fourteen games across domestic competitions and currently are rocking three-game winning streak without single goal conceded.
Nacho’s goal sealed the win v Valladolid as Real Madrid got their unbeaten run extended to nineteen consecutive games, leapfrogging Barcelona and finally getting back their top spot and ending the week as La Liga leaders.
Zidane’s men, despite all their faults, currently are rightly the top dog of Spanish football; fourteen wins in league and cup combined, seven draws and one defeat v Mallorca back in October.
That was their only loss, as Los Merengues since Baleares managed to stay unbeaten for six consecutive games, winning four of them with Benzema bailing them out in the last seconds v Valencia.
Alberto Zapater and Raphael Dwamena are long term absentees for Zaragoza while Zidane won’t have Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and aspiring pro golfer Gareth Bale available for selection.
Real Zaragoza vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (38 games): Real Zaragoza 7 wins, 8 draws, Real Madrid 23 wins.
- Zaragoza have 4-6-9 record at home versus Los Blancos.
- This will be their first encounter since 2013.
- Real Madrid are on a four-game unbeaten streak v Los Maños.
- Zaragoza failed to keep a clean sheet in last seventeen clashes with Los Merengues.
- Both teams have scored in five of last seven head-to-head meetings.
- Eight of their last nine encounters ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Real Zaragoza vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Los Blancos oftentimes stumbles during opening 45 minutes, it takes them a while to find their groove but when they finally do, Madrid doesn’t usually stop their count at one.
Considering the fact their second string usually consist of Luka Jovic, Rodrygo and Vinicius, few entries on the scoresheets v frequently expansive hosts are certainty. After the break, hopefully.