Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio El Sardinero will host Saturday’s football game between Racing Santander and Sporting Gijon. Los Racinguistas aim to recover from back-to-back defeats to Leganes and Tenerife, but they face yet another tough task against los Rojiblancos. Both Morante and Arana are pushing for recalls to the starting XI, whereas midfielder Aritz Aldasoro misses out through suspension.
Sporting Gijon, on the other hand, are eyeing their third consecutive league win. Los Rojiblancos, though, are not regarded as good travellers and that is the main reason why we are going to bet on draw this time out. As for the visiting team, Axel Bamba misses out with injury, while Giovanni Zarfino is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of the previous four meetings between the two sides in the Spanish second tier.
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.