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The La Liga 2 game at Estadio Municipal El Toralín on Sunday will see home side Ponferradina locking horns with Sporting Gijón.
View all of the Ponferradina v Sporting Gijón predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Ponferradina will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 La Liga 2 loss in their previous game against Burgos.
In that game, Ponferradina managed 59% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Burgos had 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Pablo Valcarce (16') was the scorer for Burgos.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Ponferradina haven’t conceded. The reality is that Ponferradina have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 6 goals in the process.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Ponferradina:
- have not registered a win against Sporting Gijón in their previous 2 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league games. Fans are getting restless.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Real Sociedad B in La Liga 2 competition, Sporting Gijón and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Sporting Gijón had 48% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Real Sociedad B got 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Olasagasti (63') was the scorer for Real Sociedad B.
For 5 of the past 6 games involving Sporting Gijón, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell comes to a mere 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Rojiblancos being 0.33. That sort of pattern might not follow through into this next game, though.
Their prior results show that Sporting Gijón:
- haven't beaten Ponferradina when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 31/08/2014 tells us that Ponferradina have won 1 of them and Sporting Gijón 4, with the number of draws standing at 1.
In all, 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 from La Ponfe and 9 coming from Rojiblancos. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league game between these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 28 on 07/03/2021 when the final score was Ponferradina 2-2 Sporting Gijón.
In that game, Ponferradina managed 51% possession and 6 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorers were Curro Sánchez (52') and Pablo Valcarce (54').
For their opponents, Sporting Gijón got 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Pedro Díaz (39') and Pablo Pérez (47') scored.
The referee was Francisco José Hernández Maeso.
Team News: Ponferradina
The Ponferradina boss Jon Bolo will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Sporting Gijón
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection, the Sporting Gijón manager David Gallego does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game.
It’s looking like Sporting Gijón and Ponferradina could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. We’re therefore tipping a tight encounter with a score draw when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Municipal El Toralín (8,432)
Captain: Yuri de Souza
Chairman: José Fernández Nieto
Manager: Jon Bolo
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 6
⭐ Key Man: Yuri de Souza
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Yuri de Souza was born in Maceto, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Maia in the 2001 - 2002 season, the gifted Forward has hit 5 league goals in this LaLiga2 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 14 appearances.