Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Lugo and Sporting Gijon go head to head at Estadio Anxo Carro in the La Liga 2 round 13. Lugo have been playing some low-scoring games of late, with under 2.5 goals being netted in each of their last six league fixtures. Los Albivermellos continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Cartagena and Real Valladolid in the previous two league fixtures. Sporting Gijon are desperate to return to winning ways in Segunda Division, but beating Lugo on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, a close encounter is on the horizon, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be Serbia-born attacker Uros Djurdjevic, who scored his fifth goal of the season in the loss to La Pucela.
Highlighted Player (Manu Barreiro):
Manu Barreiro is a professional player who was born on 8 July, 1986 in Compostela, Spain. Barreiro is a product of Real Madrid youth school, but he played for Valencia during his youth career as well. He made three appearances for Valencia B, but in 2005 he joined Lalin.
He played for the likes of Algeciras, Cadiz, Jerez, Zamora, Cerceda, Pontevera and Ferrol in lower leagues as well and on 27 June 2014 he signed a contract with Segunda Division side Alaves. He scored 11 goals for the club in the 2014/2015 campaign and he netted five goals in 32 appearances for El Glorioso in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign, helping the team secure promotion to La Liga.
Manu Barreiro won Segunda Division B with Cadiz in the 2008/2009 season. Manu Barreiro is a centre forward, but he is capable of playing as a left winger as well. His contract with Alaves expires on 30 June, 2017.
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.