Our football match prediction:
After failing to upset Messi-less Barcelona at the weekend, Sporting Gijon will be aiming to put an end to their three-game losing run in La Liga when they square off against Deportivo La Coruna at Estadio Municipal de Riazor on Saturday night. Los Rojillos conceded 12 goals in last three league fixtures and it is no surprise they are considered underdogs in Saturday’s football match against Deportivo La Coruna. The Galician outfit, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid at Estadio Vicente Calderon on Sunday, but the team’s performance in the defeat to Diego Simeone’s men was anything but poor. It is well known that Deportivo have turned their “Riazor” into a real fortress and we predict that the Galicians are going to record their second win of the season. It has been 18 years since Deportivo recorded their last win over Sporting Gijon in La Liga, but the hosts are definitely capable of putting an end to the negative trend.
Highlighted Player (Celso Borges):
Celso Borges is an experienced 28-year-old central midfielder who currently plays for Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna and the Costa Rica national team. Borges was a youth prospect at Saprissa before making his making his professional debut at the age of 18. He had a very successful career winning five national championships with Saprissa. Borges later had stints at various clubs before joining Deportivo in 2015 initially on loan and then permanently. He played in the 2005 U-17 FIFA World Championships and was considered among the best players of the tournament. His youth team exploits earned him a senior team debut in 2008 after which he became a regular with the national team. Borges has already earned a total of 85 caps for Costa Rica and found the back of the net 19 times. He had a successful run with the national team in 2014 FIFA World Cup reaching the quarter-finals.
Highlighted Team (Sporting Gijon):
Sporting Gijon are a Spanish football club that competes in La Liga. Sporting Gijon’s home ground is El Molinon, the stadium that was built in 1908. El Molinon is the oldest football field in Spain and the capacity of the stadium is 30,000. Sporting Gijon’s home kit is red and white and the club’s main rivals are Real Oviedo. The two teams take on each other in the Asturian derby. Sporting Gijon did remarkably well to finish the 1978/1979 La Liga campaign in second position in the standings and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Los Rojiblancos were runners-up in Spanish Copa del Rey in 1981 and 1982, but they have yet to win the Spanish Cup. The club was founded in 1905 and the club’s original name was Sporting Gijones. Sporting Gijon participated in the UEFA Cup on six occasions, but they did not record a good result in the European competition.