Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Following a goalless draw with Levante, Sporting Gijon will look to return to winning ways in the Segunda Division when they take on Leganes on Matchday 20. Los Rojiblancos are eyeing their seventh home win of the process, but keep in mind that all Jeraldino, Campuzano, Queipo, Zarfino, and Bamba are sidelined with injuries. Montenegro international Uros Djurdjevic is banned for the match.
The capital club, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the standings, but beating Sporting Gijon on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Miguel de la Fuente misses out through suspension, while fellow forward Daniel Raba is sidelined with a knock. It has to be noted that the two sides shared the spoils in their last meeting at the venue.
Highlighted Player (Allan Nyom):
After playing amateur football in his homeland France, Allan Nyom began his professional career at Arles-Avignon. The pacey full back made 37 appearances for the club in the 2008/2009 season and at the end of the campaign he signed a deal with Serie A side Udinese. However, given the great collaboration between Udinese and Granada, he was immediately sent on loan to the Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes outfit.
Granada finished the 2009/2010 season in top position in the Segunda Division and, as a result, they secured automatic promotion to the Spanish top flight. Allan Nyom established himself as a first-team regular and it has to be noted that he made 32 appearances for los Granadinos in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign. After spending five seasons at Granada, Nyom joined Watford in 2015 and he moved to fellow Premier League side WBA at the end of the season.
The WBA defender represents Cameroon on the international stage and he made his debut for Les Lions Indomptables on November 11, 2011.
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.