Our football match prediction:
Real Sociedad and Sporting Gijon square off against each other at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta in the closing game of day 31. La Real aim to return to winning ways in La Liga after failing to win previous four league fixtures and they are regarded as hot favourites to emerge triumphant in Monday’s football match against Gijon. Eusebio Sacristan’s troops are eyeing a place in the Europa League and this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Former Las Palmas attacker Willian Jose is widely expected to lead the attack for the hosts against Sporting. Los Rojiblancos sit in the relegation zone ahead of the trip to the Basque Country and they are five points behind Leganes, who occupy 17th place in the standings. Monday’s game is of big importance for the visitors, but seeing that Real Sociedad are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the relegation strugglers will return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Xabi Prieto):
Xabi Prieto was born in San Sebastian and he plays for his home-town club Real Sociedad. He is a product of Real Sociedad’s youth school and there is every chance he will end his career at Anoeta. Xabi Prieto was born on 29 August, 1983 and he made his La Liga debut for La Real on 26 October, 2003 in a 1-0 win over Osasuna. He played probably the best match of his career against Real Madrid on 23 May, 2004 as he scored a brace for the Basques in a 4-1 win over los Blancos. Prieto impressed in the 2012/2013 La Liga campaign as he scored nine goals for Real Sociedad in 35 league appearances for the club. He has five caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. Xabi Prieto plays as a midfielder and he wears number 10 on his shirt. It is well known that Xabi is a penalty kick specialist.
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.