Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Villarreal B will be aiming to put an end to their three-game losing run in La Liga 2 when they take on Sporting Gijon on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Submarine reserve team have been struggling in front of goal of late, but this game could be the turning point for Miguel Alvarez’s troops. Antonio Espigares is banned for the match, while fellow midfielder Hugo Perez has yet to overcome a knee injury.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in all competitions and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. As Villarreal B are capable of finding the net in front of home fans, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. As for the away team, both Giovanni Zarfino and Axel Bamba are sidelined with injuries, while Juan Ferney Otero will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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.