Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Ibiza, Leganes will look to keep their playoffs hopes alive when they take on Sporting Gijon in the suburbs of Madrid. The capital club made a slow start to the season, but their current form is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s showdown. Rober Ibanez, who scored as a substitute at the weekend, is pushing for a start, whilst Bruno Gonzalez is out for the rest of the season.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, are not enjoying a season to remember, with the team sitting in 18th place in the standings, just above the relegation zone. Sporting Gijon are on a four-game losing run, and seeing that Leganes are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the visitors are unlikely to grab something from the match. Guille Rosas should miss out with a hamstring problem for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Recio):
Recio is a Spanish footballer who was born in Malaga on January 11, 1991. Recio is a product of his home-town club Malaga and he has been playing for los Boquerones at senior level since 2010. The right-footed midfielder spent the 2013/2014 La Liga season on loan at Granada and he returned to Malaga at the end of the campaign.
It has to be noted that he scored four goals in 45 appearances for los Granadinos in the Spanish top flight. Recio made only 18 appearances for Malaga in La Liga in the 2016/2017 season, scoring three goals in the process, while providing two assists for his teammates.
Speaking of his international career, the midfielder made his debut with Spain U21 team on March 24, 2011 in a friendly against France. To make things even better for him, Recio represented Spain at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia later that year, making four appearances for La Roja at the showpiece tournament. Recio’s main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing a defensive midfielder as well.
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.