Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Andorra and Sporting Gijon square off against each other at Estadi Nacional in the opening match of Saturday’s program. Andorra desperately needed a win against Real Oviedo and they managed to get one thanks to Julen Lobete’s goal. The 23-year-old forward should be recalled to the starting XI following a couple of splendid performances in La Liga 2, while fellow attacker Aurelien Scheidler misses out through suspension.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, which is probably the main reason why we are going to beat on the hosts. As for the visiting side, all Rober Pier, Giovanni Zarfino, and Axel Bamba are sidelined with injuries. You should bear in mind that in their last encounter at the venue Andorra defeated Gijon 1-0, with Sinan Bakis scoring the only goal of the match from the penalty spot.
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.