• Both teams have scored in 67% of Real Oviedo’s home games this season.
  • Both teams have scored in 60% of Ponferradina’s away games this season.
  • Ponferradina have lost eight of their 15 away games this season.

Ponferradina claimed a 2-1 win over Real Oviedo in September and sit 5pts and seven positions above Friday’s hosts in the Segunda Division table, but the home side have form in their favour.

Real Oviedo won 2-1 away at fellow strugglers Extremadura last time out while Ponferradina lost 1-0 at Tenerife, meaning the gap between the two clubs was reduced to just 5pts. Friday’s hosts are now going in search of a third straight league win while their guests are hoping to end a run of five away games without a win.

We’re predicting that both teams will score in Friday’s clash as 67% of Real Oviedo’s home games and 60% of Ponferradina’s away trips this season have ended with both teams scoring. Oviedo average 1.33 points per home game, which isn’t great, but Ponferradina only average 0.73 points per away game and have really struggled on their travels this season.

A majority of Real Oviedo’s wins this season (5) have been obtained with a 1-goal margin while Ponferradina have lost by a single goal margin on four separate occasions, which ties in perfectly with our prediction for a 2-1 final scoreline in the home sides favour. Real Oviedo have only kept clean sheets in 20% of their home games and with this being both sides first game back after a three-month break, we’re predicting goals in this game at both ends of the pitch.

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