Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Cartagena and Sporting Gijon square off against each other at Estadio Municipal Cartagonova in what is expected to be an interesting La Liga 2 game. Los Blanquinegros aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Malaga, and a win over Sporting Gijon should see them regain their spot in top six. The fact that they defeated both Mirandes and Lugo in the previous two home fixtures is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Gijon. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of Saturday’s encounter.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, are nine points clear of the relegation zone. Since Sporting Gijon are safe for now, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing hosts. Pol Valentin Sancho limped off with injury in a goalless draw with Alaves, with Guillermo Rosas likely to step up. Uros Djurdjevic is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Kiko Olivas):
Kiko Olivas is an experienced Spanish defender, who was born in Antequera on August 21, 1988. Olivas started his youth career at Malaga and he continued playing for los Boquerones at senior level. The 189-cm tall centre-back made 5 appearances for Malaga in La Liga before joining fellow Spanish side Villarreal. Kiko Olivas made only 6 appearances for the Yellow Submarine in the Spanish elite division, but he played over 140 games for Villarreal B in Segunda Division.
Olivas played for the likes of Cordoba, Sabadell and Girona as well before joining Real Valladolid. La Pucela impressed in the 2017/2018 Segunda Division campaign and, as a result, they secure promotion to the Spanish top flight.
Kiko Olivas has 4 caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. His preferred foot is right and it has to be noted that his contract with Real Valladolid should expire on June 30, 2020.
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.