Competition: Spanish Segunda
Market: Mirandes to score over 0.5 goals
Odds: 4/6 @ 888sport
In what is a real relegation six-pointer on Sunday night, Racing Santander will welcome Mirandes to Cantabria for what could prove to be a crucial meeting.
Starting with the hosts, while Racing Santander might have made their Segunda return over the summer, they are enduring what has been an extended rut. Putting in another downbeat performance earlier in the week as they eventually slumped to a 1-0 loss away at a rock-bottom Ibiza, there is a huge amount of pressure on Guillermo Fernández Romo’s shoulders. Opening this weekend’s fixtures with just their goal difference keeping them outside the drop zone, the Cantabria-based outfit have now lost each of their previous four second-tier contests. Likewise, with just a single win to their name from any of their previous nine attempts – a run that stems back to October 12th – Los Racinguistas have continued to show some rather glaring struggles in the final third. In fact, Sunday’s hosts have bagged just a single strike on their four-match losing run.
As for the visitors, while Mirandes might have been left heartbroken away at Leganes earlier in the week, Joseba Etxeberria’s men are enjoying a much-needed boost. Despite eventually having to settle for a 2-2 draw on the road, Los Rojillos have remarkably lost just one of their last nine straight matchups across all formats. Skyrocketing their way up the Segunda table and with the mood in their camp likely to be at a continued high, the one-time Tenerife boss has seen his side find a clinical edge in the final third. With their eye-catching run highlighted by an action-packed 4-2 victory at home against Albacete on December 3rd, Mirandes could be smelling the chance to lay down a real marker on Sunday night. It should also be highlighted, Etxeberria’s side have suffered just a single defeat outside of Burgos since the middle of October.
Bet: Mirandes to score over 0.5 goals against Racing Santander 4/6 for Sunday’s Segunda showdown @ 888sport