Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Sporting Gijon will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Huesca when they take on Elche in the La Liga 2 round 9. Los Rojiblancos are eager to stay in the playoffs berth and it has to be noted that they are undefeated in the previous five league matches. Serbia-born Montenegro striker Uros Djurdjevic has lost his place in the starting XI, while both Giovanni Zarfino and Axel Bamba are sidelined with injuries. Both Nacho Martin and Rober Pier are major doubts.
Los Franjiverdes, on the other hand, aim to escape the danger zone, but given their difficulties on the road, home win should definitely be considered. Elche were hammered by Leganes (0-4) in their last away game and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Sporting Gijon’s party at Estadio El Molinon. As for the visiting team, both Borja Garces and John Donald Chetauya are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Team (Elche):
Established in 1923, Elche is a Spanish club that competes in La Liga. Los Franjiverdes welcome their rivals at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, the stadium which can hold up to 33,732 spectators. The venue was opened on September 8, 1976.
Elche wear white shirts with green stripe and white shorts when playing at home, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The club’s biggest success came in 1969 as Elche made it to the Copa del rey final. Los Franjiverdes faced Club Atletico de Bilbao in the Spanish Cup final, with the Basques winning the match by one goal to nil.
The likes of Mario Pasalic, Ivan Bolado, Garry Rodrigues, Goran Djorovic, Albert Nadj, Wakaso, Moha, Carlos Sanchez, Ioan Andone, Enzo Roco, Dominique Malonga, Richmond Boakye, and Sory Kaba are some of the notable players who were part of the team in the past. Elche have never represented Spain in European competitions.