Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Malaga and Sporting Gijon go head to head at Estadio La Rosaleda on day 7 of the new La Liga 2 campaign. Los Boquerones aim to build on a 2-1 win over Zaragoza, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of the midweek clash. Malaga aim to keep on climbing the standings, but the match against the second-place side will be anything but a walk in the park for the Blue-Whites.
Argentina international Pablo Chavarria, who opened his goalscoring account at the weekend, is likely to keep his place up front. Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, kicked off the new Segunda Division campaign with four straight wins, but they have not been as impressive in the league of late. Following a 1-0 loss to Oviedo, Sporting Gijon shared the spoils with Tenerife at the weekend, and, taking everything into account, the maximum they can get from the Malaga game is one point.
Highlighted Player (David Lomban):
David Lomban was born in Aviles, Asturias on 5 June, 1987 and he began his senior career at Valencia. The 185-cm-tall defender played 37 matches for Valencia B and he made no more than three appearances for the first team. After spending the 2009/2010 season on loan at Salamanca, he joined Xerez in 2010 and two years later he signed for Barcelona B.
David Lomban played just one season for the Catalan outfit in Segunda Division and then he decided to take a bigger step towards a brighter future as he joined La Liga side Elche. After making 62 appearances for the club, he signed a three-year contract with Granada on 10 August, 2015. Lomban played 31 games for los Granadinos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, but he failed to find the net for the Andalusian outfit in the top flight.
David Lomban’s contract with Granada expires on 30 June, 2018. Speaking of his international career, the Granada defender has 11 caps for Spain U17 and he played one match for Spain U20 team 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.