Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Monday’s clash between Girona and Sporting Gijon will put icing on the cake on day 38 of the 2020/21 Segunda Division campaign. The Catalans are eyeing their fifth consecutive league win, and given their display in a 4-1 crushing of Logrones, it is no wonder the bookies see them as slim favourites to win the derby. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Christian Stuani, who has found his goalscoring touch of late.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 1-0 win over Lugo, with the team retaining their spot in top five. A close encounter is on the cards in Catalonia, but we are going to put our money on the hosts, who have been impressive in the season finale. Girona defenders should have Serbian attacker Uros Djurdjevic at bay.
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.