Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Granada will be looking to make amends for a heavy 7-1 loss to Atletico Madrid when they take on Sporting Gijon at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on Saturday evening. Los Granadinos are on a four-match losing run in the Spanish elite division and, no doubt, they will leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football game. Los Rojiblancos have been struggling in the new La Liga season as well and they suffered a loss in each of their previous five league fixtures. Both Granada and Sporting Gijon are desperate to get back on course and we predict that both teams will go for a win in the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes clash. In previous three meetings between the two sides in La Liga 11 goals were netted and, taking everything into account, both teams to score bet appears on the horizon. Seeing that Granada want this win more than Sporting Gijon, there is every chance the Andalusian team will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s relegation six-pointer.
Highlighted Player (David Lomban):
David Lomban was born in Aviles, Asturias on 5 June, 1987 and he began his senior career at Valencia. The 185-cm-tall defender played 37 matches for Valencia B and he made no more than three appearances for the first team. After spending the 2009/2010 season on loan at Salamanca, he joined Xerez in 2010 and two years later he signed for Barcelona B.
David Lomban played just one season for the Catalan outfit in Segunda Division and then he decided to take a bigger step towards a brighter future as he joined La Liga side Elche. After making 62 appearances for the club, he signed a three-year contract with Granada on 10 August, 2015. Lomban played 31 games for los Granadinos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, but he failed to find the net for the Andalusian outfit in the top flight.
David Lomban’s contract with Granada expires on 30 June, 2018. Speaking of his international career, the Granada defender has 11 caps for Spain U17 and he played one match for Spain U20 team as well.
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.