Our match prediction:
Sporting Gijon will hope to repeat their performance against Deportivo La Coruna from the reverse fixture earlier this term (3-2). Los Rojiblancos are dangerously close to the dotted line and are in desperate need of points. After four consecutive defeats, Abelardo’s side recorded back-to-back triumphs against Real Sociedad (5-1) and Valencia (1-0) and are awaiting the forthcoming encounter in high spirits. Depor are suffering from a serious dip in form, they failed to triumph in their last seven matches in all competitions (D4 L3). Victor Sanchez’s side are highly inefficient on their travels of late, with a mere one goal in previous three matches. On the other hand, los Brancoazuis recorded most draws in the Primera Division this season and, even though they cannot score a win, they are also not so easy to beat either. Given the current situation, we think that both teams would not mind sharing the spoils at the weekend.
Highlighted Team (Deportivo La Coruna):
Real Deportivo La Coruna (also known as Depor) is a Spanish football club founded in 1906 and is currently playing in the Primera Division. The Galician club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Municipal de Riazor in A Coruna. The stadium holds a capacity for 35 000 football fans. The club clolors are Blue and White. The biggest rival of the club from A Coruna is Celta de Vigo which is a football club from the same region. The Manuel Pablo incident in 2001 shows how big the rivalry is between both Galician teams.In the last years Deportivo la Coruna is playing in different divisions in Spain. In 1974/75 the club played in the Tercera Division. Since 1992 the club had it’s glory times with winning the league title in 2000. The Copa del Rey in 1995 and 2002. And the semi finals of the Champions League in 2004.Important players in the history of Deportivo La Coruna are: Makaay, Mauro Silva, Rivaldo and Bebeto.