Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Girona and Sporting Gijon square off against each other at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi in the Segunda Division round 4. The Catalans aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Ponferradina, with the team eyeing their second win of the season. Attacker Jairo Izquierdo, who limped off with injury at the weekend, is unlikely to feature in Friday’s game, while Nahuel Bustos is likely to sneak into the starting XI.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Burgos. Sporting Gijon are determined to secure promotion to La Liga, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Despite failing to find the net in the 2-1 win over Mirandes, Serbia striker Uros Djurdjevic should continue to lead the line for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Luna):
Antonio Luna is a product of Sevilla football academy. The pacey left back was born in Son Servera, Spain on March 17, 1991 and he made his senior debut with Sevilla B. Antonio Luna made 32 appearances in the league for the reserve team, while playing 21 games for los Sevillanos in the Spanish top flight.
After ending his loan spell with Mallorca in 2013, Luna moved to England and signed a three-year deal with Aston Villa. It has to be noted that the Spanish footballer found the net for the Villans on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. After making 17 appearances in the English elite division for the Villa Park outfit, he returned to Spain in 2015, signing a deal with Eibar.
Antonio Luna scored one goal in 41 appearances for los Armeros before joining fellow La liga side Levante in 2017. You should know that Luna has five caps for Spain U20 team.
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.