Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Sporting Gijon will look to bounce back from a 3-2 loss at Eibar when they take on Malaga at their Estadio El Molinon. Los Rojiblancos aim to keep their 100% record at home intact, and the bookies see them as favourites to win Sunday’s clash. Despite failing to find the net in the defeat to los Armeros, Serbia-born attacker Uros Djurdjevic should continue to lead the line for the hosts.
Los Boquerones, on the other hand, have been struggling on the travels of late, with the team conceding eight goals in total in the previous three away games. Malaga obviously struggle at the back when playing away from home, and that is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. To make things even worse for the Andalusian outfit, talented midfielder Haitam Abaida is banned for the match following his sending off in the heavy 4-0 loss at Ponferradina.
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.