Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
After suffering elimination in Copa del Rey, Sporting Gijon will look to give fans something to cheer about when they take on Amorebieta at Estadio El Molinon on Sunday afternoon. Los Rojiblancos are undefeated in the previous four league fixtures, but they need to start winning on a regular basis if they are to secure a top-six finish. The club chiefs have been anything but active in the January transfer window, but they managed to keep hold of key attacker Uros Djurdjevic, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar remains on the sidelines with injury. The Basques, on the other hand, have drawn each of their last four league fixtures, but we do not believe that they are capable of holding Sporting Gijon to a draw. Midfielder Iker Bilbao misses out through suspension, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Diego Marino):
Diego Marino is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Sporting Gijon. The 185-cm-tall shoot-stopper was born on 9 May, 1990 in Vigo and he played for the likes of Santa Marina, Rapido Bouzas, Sardoma, Areosa and Villarreal during his youth career. Between 2008 and 2010 he played for Villarreal C and in 2010 he started playing for Villarreal B.
Marino made 72 appearances for Villarreal B and in 2012 he joined the first team. He was not Villarreal’s first-choice goalkeeper in the 2012/2013 campaign and he made no more than nine appearances for the Yellow Submarine. In the 2015/2016 season he played for Levante, but following their relegation to Segunda Division, Diego Marino decided to sign a deal with Sporting Gijon on 1 July, 2016.
The goalkeeper has 6 caps for Spain U-21, while playing 3 games for Spain U23. It has to be noted that he won UEFA U-21 Championships in 2011 and 2013 with La Furia Roja. Back in 2007 he made it to the FIFA U-17 World Cup final with the Spanish national team.