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Sporting Gijón will host visiting side Ibiza at Estadio El Molinón-Enrique Castro in the La Liga 2 game on Friday.
View all of the Sporting Gijón v Ibiza predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Sporting Gijón will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 La Liga 2 loss in their previous game against Real Zaragoza.
In that game, Sporting Gijón managed 43% possession and 11 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Real Zaragoza got 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Víctor Mollejo (51') was the scorer for Real Zaragoza.
It has been seldom in recent times that Sporting Gijón have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Sporting Gijón have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 6 goals on the way.
Ibiza come into this match following on from a 0-1 La Liga 2 win versus Real Oviedo in their previous outing.
In that match, Ibiza had 31% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Ibiza was Ekain Zenitagoia (67'). At the other end, Real Oviedo got 12 shots at goal with 1 on target.
It has become apparent that Ibiza have struggled for goals over their previous six encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those matches, Ibiza have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 8. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out if the trend will be maintained here in this game.
Head to head
The previous league fixture featuring the two was La Liga 2 match day 38 on 01/05/2022 when it finished Sporting Gijón 0-1 Ibiza.
On that occasion, Sporting Gijón had 35% possession and 14 shots at goal with 1 on target.
For their opponents, Ibiza had 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Ekain Zenitagoia (15') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Eduardo Prieto Iglesias.
Team News: Sporting Gijón
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Sporting Gijón manager Abelardo Fernández to be concerned about due to a largely intact squad. Jony (Muscle Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Ibiza
Owing to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Ibiza boss Javier Baraja does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
We’re inclined to think that Sporting Gijón will most probably stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the same time, Ibiza could well struggle to score a goal of their own but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be converting at least once here, too.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for Sporting Gijón by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio El Molinón-Enrique Castro (30,000)
Captain: Diego Mariño
Chairman: Alfonso Villalva
Manager: Abelardo Fernández
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 11
⭐ Key Player: Uroš Đurđević
Regularly played in the Striker position, Uroš Đurđević was born in Belgrade, Serbia. After having played his first senior match for Rad in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the LaLiga2 2022 - 2023 season to date in 6 appearances.