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The La Liga 2 game at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Sunday sees home side Leganés lock horns with opponents Sporting Gijón.
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Leganés will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-2 La Liga 2 triumph against AD Alcorcón.
In that game, Leganés had 54% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Leganés, the scorers were Gaku Shibasaki (44') and José Arnáiz (60'). At the other end, AD Alcorcón got 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Kelechi Nwakali (9') was the scorer for AD Alcorcón.
Leganés have been conceding pretty frequently lately, but they have also done enough to convert their own chances into goals. Over their last 6 matches, Leganés have conceded in 6 of them as well as scoring in 5 of those games.
Coming into this contest, Leganés are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Last time out, Sporting Gijón drew 0-0 in the La Liga 2 tie with Real Zaragoza.
In that match, Sporting Gijón had 47% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Real Zaragoza had 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Sporting Gijón has become evident in recent matches. Checking on their last six games reveals that it’s occurred 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 4 and Rojiblancos have scored 2. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will continue on in this upcoming game or not.
Heading into this fixture, Sporting Gijón are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of past results between these clubs going back to 02/05/2004 tells us that these encounters have been disappointments for Leganés. They’ve not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever whereas Sporting Gijón have been dominant against them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those games played.
A combined total of 13 goals were produced between them in this period, with 4 from Leganés and 9 being from Rojiblancos. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league encounter between the two was La Liga 2 match day 19 on 21/12/2020 when the final score was Sporting Gijón 1-1 Leganés.
On that occasion, Sporting Gijón managed 46% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Uroš Đurđević (86').
Leganés got 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. Borja Bastón (96') scored.
The referee was Juan Luis Pulido Santana.
Team News: Leganés
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Leganés manager Asier Garitano to contend with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Daniel Lasure (Testicular Cancer) is out of contention.
Team News: Sporting Gijón
Thanks to a completely healthy group ready to go, Sporting Gijón manager David Gallego has zero fitness worries to report coming into this game.
In our opinion, Sporting Gijón will manage to put one past this Leganés outfit, but that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We think that it’s going to be both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Leganés by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (12,450)
Captain: Unai Bustinza
Chairman: Victoria Pavón
Manager: Asier Garitano
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 4
⭐ Star Man: Borja Bastón
Typically played in the Striker position, Borja Bastón was born in Madrid, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Atlético Madrid in the 2009 - 2010 season, the gifted Forward has scored 5 league goals in this LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 33 appearances.