Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Zaragoza and Sporting Gijon go head to head at Estadio La Romareda in the opening match of La Liga 2 day 36. Los Blanquillos aim to Los Blanquillos aim to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Girona, but they face a difficult task in Friday’s clash against Sporting Gijon. Zaragoza have been producing fine displays at home ground of late, with the team recording three wins in the previous four home fixtures. Los Blanquillos are desperate to escape the danger zone, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match.
Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, but despite their three-game losing run in Segunda Division, they remained in the playoffs berth. Victor Campuzano misses the Zaragoza game with injury, but Uros Djurdjevic is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Anyhow, share of spoils is on the cards as Zaragoza are tough to beat at home.
Highlighted Player (James Igbekeme):
James Igbekeme is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Zaragoza in La Liga 2 as a winger. Igbekeme’s primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well.
The Nigeria international started his senior career at Portuguese club Ribeirao, and after scoring two goals in 43 appearances for Os Ribeirenses, he moved to fellow Portuguese outfit Gil Vicente. In 2018 he decided to move to Spain, signing a four-year deal with Zaragoza. The 170-cm tall footballer made his Zaragoza debut on August 19, 2018 in a 2-1 win over Rayo Majadahonda.
He scored his first goal for the club in a 4-0 win at Real Oviedo on September 8, 2018. Igbekeme’s preferred foot is left, and his contract with los Blanquillos should expire on June 30, 2023. The Zaragoza midfielder born in Lagos on July 4, 1995 has yet to receive a call-up for the Nigeria national football team.
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.