Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Ponferradina will be aiming to extend their winning run at home to three games when they face Sporting Gijon at Estadio El Toralin on Matchday 28. La Ponfe have been impressive on home soil of late, and a win over Sporting Gijon should see them climb to the playoffs berth in the Segunda Division standings. Yuri, who found the net in a 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano at the weekend, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, have been in a promising form of late, with the team collecting ten points in total from the previous four league fixtures. Sporting Gijon are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Ponferradina, but given La Ponfe’s fine home record, we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. Serbia international Uros Djurdjevic will be the man to watch in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Curro Sanchez):
Curro Sanchez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Ponferradina in Segunda Division. Born in La Palma del Condado on January 3, 1996, Sanchez began his youth career at Siempre Alegres, but in 2007 he was spotted by Sevilla scouts.
Curro Sanchez did not hesitate at all, signing a contract with the famous La Liga side. To make things even better for the Andalusian, he made his senior debut with Sevilla in La liga on May 4, 2016 in a 1-1 draw with Deportivo La Coruna. Curro Sanchez then joined Numancia, where he scored 13 goals in 34 appearances in Segunda Division for los Numantinos.
In 2020 he signed a deal with La Liga 2 side Ponferradina. Sanchez made his la Ponfe debut in a 2-0 win over Albacete on September 20, 2020. Even though right winger is his primary position, Curro Sanchez is capable of producing fine performances as an attacking 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.