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Leganés will be at Estadio El Molinón-Enrique Castro on Friday for the La Liga 2 game with home team Sporting Gijón.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sporting Gijón v Leganés match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Sporting Gijón will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-2 La Liga 2 triumph vs Girona FC.
In that match, Sporting Gijón managed 36% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Sporting Gijón, goals were scored by Gaspar Campos (15') and Marc Valiente (58'). Girona FC had 20 shots at goal with 6 on target. Pol Lozano (86') scored for Girona FC.
Their more recent scorelines show that there has been much resilience in the Sporting Gijón defence. Sporting Gijón have been mean at the back, with the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past six games standing at 4. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
In their last fixture, Leganés drew 1-1 in the La Liga 2 match with Eibar.
In that match, Leganés managed 41% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Eibar got 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Ander Cantero (24' Own goal) and Edu Expósito (40') scored for Eibar.
Looking at their form, and Leganés have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. At the back, Leganés have seen their frailties exposed.
Coming into this meeting, Leganés are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 12/10/2014 tells us that these fixtures have not been kind to Leganés. They’ve not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever while Sporting Gijón have managed to find a way, running out winners in 67% of those match-ups.
A combined sum of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from Rojiblancos and 3 for Leganés. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The last league encounter between the two was La Liga 2 match day 37 on 02/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Leganés 0-0 Sporting Gijón.
In that game, Leganés had 61% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 on target.
At the other end, Sporting Gijón got 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Luis Milla Alvendiz.
Team News: Sporting Gijón
The Sporting Gijón manager David Gallego has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Leganés
In an otherwise healthy group, there is just a single fitness problem for the Leganés manager Asier Garitano to contend with. José Manuel Arnáiz (Corona virus) won’t be playing here.
Our thinking is that Leganés will likely create enough chances to break down this Sporting Gijón lineup, but it might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 winning score for Sporting Gijón at the end of the 90 minutes. Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio El Molinón-Enrique Castro (30,000)
Captain: Diego Mariño
Chairman: Javier Fernández
Manager: David Gallego
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 1