Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
All eyes will be on Campo de Futbol de Vallecas when Rayo Vallecano and Sporting Gijon face each other in the Segunda Division derby. Los Vallecanos aim to build on back-to-back wins over Zaragoza (3-2) and Alcorcon (3-0), and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Isi, who scored as a substitute in the triumph over Alcorcon, is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
You should know that the capital club are eyeing their tenth home win of the season. Sporting Gijon, on the other hand, will be without key attacker Uros Djurdjevic in Tuesday’s clash as he is on international duty with Montenegro. Since Djurdjevic will be sorely missed in the midweek clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Rayo Vallecano. Despite failing to convert a clear-cut opportunity to score in a goalless draw with Alcorcon, Serbia attacker Nikola Cumic could be recalled to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Stole Dimitrievski):
Born in Kumanovo, North Macedonia, Stole Dimitrievski is a 190-cm-tall goalkeeper who plays for Segunda Division side Rayo Vallecano. Dimitrievski started his senior career at Rabotnicki, but he made no more than 18 appearances for the Macedonian outfit in the national championship. In the summer of 2012 he decided to move to Spain, signing a deal with Granada.
The towering shot-stopper made 90 appearances for Granada B, while playing no more than one game for the senior team. Following his spells with Gimnastic, Stole Dimitrievski moved to Rayo Vallecano. The Macedonian goalkeeper made his Rayo debut in La Liga in a 2-2 draw with Villarreal on November 11, 2018, while keeping his first clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Eibar later that month.
His preferred foot is right, and his contract with Rayo Vallecano should expire on June 30, 2024. Speaking of his international career, Dimitrievski made his full debut with the North Macedonia national team on November 12, 2015 in a 4-1 win over Montenegro.
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.