Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
There will be fireworks when Sporting Gijon and Malaga take on each other at Estadio El Molinon in the La Liga 2 round 25. Gijon produced their best display of the season at the weekend, with the team crushing Logrones 4-0 in their last league fixture. Los Rojiblancos are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in Segunda Division, and we predict that they will rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s football game.
A man to watch in the home team will be Serbia international Uros Djurdjevic, who scored a hat-trick against Logrones. Los Boquerones, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Zaragoza, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Gijon’s party at Estadio El Molinon. In their last meeting at the venue Sporting Gijon defeated Malaga 2-1, 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.
Highlighted Team (Malaga):
Malaga Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from Malaga which host their games in Estadio La Roselado which has a capacity of 28700. The club from the south of Spain is playing in the Primera Division since 2008. In June 2010 sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bought Malaga Club de Futbol.
Malaga CF was found in 1994 after a fusion between former clubs Club Deportivo Malaga and Atletico Malaga. After playing down and forth in lower Spanish divisions the clubs managed to play in the Primera Division for the first time in 1999. After a good performance in the Intertoto Cup Malaga managed to qualify for the UEFA cup for the first time ever in 2004.
Well known players that played for Malaga in their career are: Van Nistelrooy, Cazorla, Monreal, Baptista Saviola and Toulalan.