Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio El Molinon will be the centre of attention when Sporting Gijon and Real Valladolid square off against each other in an eagerly-awaited La Liga 2 game. Los Rojiblancos aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Real Oviedo, but they face a difficult task against La Pucela. Keep in mind that important Gijon forward Campos Gaspar misses the match through suspension.
Real Valladolid, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back goalless draws with Leganes and Albacete. Real Valladolid have been struggling on the road of late, with the team failing to win the previous five away games and, taking everything into account, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing more than one point from Saturday’s showdown. As for the away team, Javi Sanchez remains doubtful, while Marcos Andre has yet to overcome a thigh problem.
Highlighted Player (Jordi Masip):
Jordi Masip is yet another La Masia product. Masip began his youth career at Mercantil, but in 2004 he joined the famous Barcelona football academy. The 180-cm-tall goalkeeper was struggling to establish himself as a first-team regular in Barcelona at senior level, but he played for Barca B in Segunda Division from 2008 to 2014.
After making 79 appearances for Barcelona B, Jordi Masip finally made his senior debut for the Catalan giants on December 16, 2014 in a 8-1 win over Huesca. The two teams faced in Copa del Rey and it has to be noted that Masip made his La liga debut for Barca in a 2-2 draw with Deportivo La Coruna in May, 2014.
In 2017 the Spanish shot-stopper born in Sabadell signed a three-year deal with Real Valladolid. Masip quickly established himself as a first-team regular at La Pucela and you should know that he managed to keep 11 clean sheets in 42 appearances for the club in the 2017/2018 Segunda Division campaign.
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.