Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio El Plantio will host Sunday’s football game between Burgos and Sporting Gijon, the two teams with entirely different ambitions for the second half of the season. Burgos are six points behind the playoffs berth, and they head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Granada and Eibar. Julian Calero’s troops are eager to stay in the playoffs berth, and they are surely capable of matching los Rojiblancos on home soil.
Sporting Gijon, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-3 defeat to Mirandes, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. Aitor Garcia is widely expected to return to the starting XI after scoring a brace in the last league match, while all Uros Djurdjevic, Victor Campuzano, Axel Bamba, and Nacho Mendez are out of contention through injuries.
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.