Lugo continued their good momentum in the previous round as the team comes from a point taken away to Deportivo last Sunday afternoon. Having in mind that the team from La Coruna also improved in recent weeks, the result is definitely a positive one.
It was their hosts who have created slightly more and had more of the ball possession, however not in a convincing way in order to deservedly score the winning goal. This is now the fourth game with no loss for Lugo, as they previously had narrow 1:0 victories over Fuenlabrada and Real Oviedo.
They certainly did improve at least a bit, coming from the third straight game without a goal conceded. The momentum is with them, as they now stand just a point behind the safe zone but need to keep their good run.
The hosts continue to miss midfielder Borja Dominguez (12/1), offensive Campillo (1/0) and forward Castro (10/0).
After two consecutive defeats, away to Gijon and at home to Malaga, players of Cadiz reverted the situation with a narrow 2:1 home win over Almeria last Saturday evening. However, it has to be said that they were luckier than what the result says.
It was the guests who took the lead in the tenth minute via Corpas, while the home side leveled up a few minutes later with an own goal in quite a passive first halftime. The second one wasn’t any better, with Almeria having much more of the ball possession but conceding via Alex in the 60th minute.
Overall, it was the visitors to be blamed for such an outcome, as they failed to make the possession and control of the ball count into much proper goalscoring chances. Anyway, thanks to this victory Cadiz remained first having three points more than second-placed Zaragoza for the moment and more importantly, having eight points more than third-placed Almeria now.
Visiting team news
Midfielder Edu Ramos (13/0) is out injured, while central back Fali (23/1) should be out due to suspension. Defensive midfielder Garrido (24/1) shouldn’t participate either, as well as forward Mesa (19/4).
The rankings aren’t saying everything
As already said, Lugo did improve slightly and with the form behind their back and a bit tighter defense, I don’t see them as underdogs in this one. Cadiz is still leading the table, but with high unreliable form in the second part of the season and with not that convincing performances on the road. The value is with the hosts.