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Sporting Gijón play host to away side Málaga at The Estadio El Molinón-Enrique Castro in this La Liga 2 meeting on Sunday.
All Sporting Gijón v Málaga match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Sporting Gijón fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-0 La Liga 2 victory versus Real Zaragoza.
In that match, Sporting Gijón had 67% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Sporting Gijón was Daniel Queipo (3'). At the other end, Real Zaragoza had 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
An interesting trait of more recent Sporting Gijón games is the number of nil scores.
From their prior 6 matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have lost. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this game, however.
Looking at their past form shows that Sporting Gijón:
- have not lost a league tie with Málaga in their last 4 matches.
- are winless against Málaga in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
In their previous game, Málaga drew 1-1 in the La Liga 2 tie with Burgos.
In that match, Málaga had 57% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Málaga was Lago Júnior (43'). Burgos got 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. Álex Bermejo (63') scored for Burgos.
The stats tell the story, and Málaga have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 7 goals in all. In defence, Málaga have seen their frailties exposed.
Their previous form shows that Málaga:
- are winless against Sporting Gijón when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Not good at all.
- have not won away from home in their last 10 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 13/07/2020 shows us that Sporting Gijón have won 3 of these games & Málaga 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for Rojiblancos and 6 created by Los Boquerones. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league game between the two was La Liga 2 match day 15 on 06/11/2022 and the score finished Málaga 1-1 Sporting Gijón.
The match was refereed by Saúl Ais Reig.
Team News: Sporting Gijón
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Sporting Gijón boss Miguel Ángel Ramírez to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Axel Bamba (Biceps femoris muscle injury) will miss out.
Team News: Málaga
Due to a fully healthy squad to choose from, the Málaga manager Sergio Pellicer doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We’re inclined to think that Málaga are capable enough to put a goal past this Sporting Gijón team, but that probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 winning score for Sporting Gijón when the full-time whistle blows. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio El Molinón-Enrique Castro (30,000)
Captain: Diego Mariño
Chairman: Alejandro Irarragorri
Manager: Miguel Ángel Ramírez
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 11
⭐ Key Man: Juan Ferney Otero
Normally deployed in the Right Wing position, Juan Ferney Otero was born in Sipí, Colombia. Having made his senior debut playing for Estudiantes de La Plata in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has scored 3 league goals in this LaLiga2 2022 - 2023 season so far coming from a total of 23 appearances.