In Spain, Christmas is respected, but New Year’s Eve is not so much celebrated here. So, in Segunda, the clubs will be back on the pitch as early as Friday. The 22nd round will start with the game between Real Oviedo and Ponferradina. The analysts for the website have worked out an exclusive forecast for the match on 31 December 2021. Full match statistics and all odds can be found at 1xbet application.
Real Oviedo are having a good season
The Carbajones are already used to the fact that their owner, Carlos Slim, one of the richest men in the world, is not busy with their progress – only guarantees a sufficient level of stability. Last season, for example, only 13th place was taken. Now it has managed to go into the Christmas break noticeably higher, in 9th position. But everything is rather conventional: only 29 points after 21 games. Girona, who are in the play-off zone, seem to have only two more. But Zaragoza, who are in 14th place, have only 3 fewer… However, the results of the last rounds, only 1 defeat (1-2 at Valladolid) in the last 7 rounds. Borja Baston is particularly good: the striker, who tried his hand in the AFL, has already scored 11 goals.
Ponferradina have improved remarkably this season.
La Deportiva seemed to perform well in the last season too, finishing in 8th place. But the number of victories was the same as the number of defeats, and the goal difference was negative 45-50. Now, there is a good chance not just to try their forces in the play-offs, but even to fight for a direct ticket to the Primera. Almeria, it seems, will not catch up, they are very far behind. But to knock Eibar out of 2nd place, why not? After matchday 21, there are 2 points between the opponents (and between them there is also Tenerife, and Valladolid have the same 37 points as Ponferradina). In general, you need to win to win this tough competition. And the team, on the contrary, is slowing down a little: both with Leganes away and with Amorebieta at home in December they finished at 1-1.
Overall, there is a definite advantage in the history of confrontations between the clubs for Ponferradina. But Real Oviedo have played it well this year, with a 1-1 draw in March and a 2-1 away win in October.
Outlook for the match
Both clubs are quite good in the current draw. It should result in a boring encounter – we bet on “more than 2.0 goals” (odds 1.77).