Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Alcorcon will look to recover from a 4-2 loss to Burgos when they take on Sporting Gijon in the La Liga 2 round 16. Los Alfareros are eager to escape the relegation zone and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against los Rojiblancos. Juanma Bravo continues to miss out with a knee injury, while both Yan Brice and Victor Garcia are major doubts and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Second-place Sporting Gijon, on the other hand, aim to melt Leganes’ advantage in the Segunda Division standings. Since the visitors will go for a win in Saturday’s clash as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, but both Giovanni Zarfino and Axel Bamba remain doubtful. In their last encounter at Estadio Municipal de Santo Domingo the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Pedro Mosquera):
Born in A Coruna, Galicia on April 21, 1988 Pedro Mosquera is a Spanish midfielder who plays for Deportivo La Coruna. After finishing his youth career at Real Madrid, he started playing for RM Castilla at senior level and he made no less than 98 appearances for the club from 2006 to 2010.
In the summer of 2010 Pedro Mosquera joined Getafe, but he played only 39 games for the capital club in the league. In 2012 he returned to Real Madrid B, scoring five goals in 58 appearances for the club in his second spell with the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium outfit.
The 184-cm-tall midfielder then moved to Elche and after playing 25 games in La Liga for los Franjiverdes, he returned to La Coruna at the end of the 2014/2015 season, signing a deal with his boyhood club Deportivo. Pedro Mosquera has a contract with the Galician club which expires on June 30, 2021. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (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.