Football tips: Sporting Gijón vs Espanyol - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Spain La Liga 2
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Municipal El Molinón (29600 seats)

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Sporting Gijón - Espanyol!

Insights:
  • Sporting Gijón have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Espanyol has the the best goal difference (+22) in La Liga 2

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Espanyol, who are travelling more than 800 kilometers to play this game.

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Sporting Gijón form and stats

Sporting Gijón are steadily winning La Liga 2 games and points here at Estadio Municipal El Molinón. 8 wins, 5 draws and 0 defeats is the summary from 13 games.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Diego Marino Villar not having conceded a league goal in 397 minutes.

Sporting Gijón enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Albacete's place. The match ended 1-0 with Jean-Sylvain Babin scoring. Ahead of that match, Gijón won a home game hosting Malaga (1-0).

The Sporting Gijón fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 16 in 13 matches. As for guarding their own goal, Gijón have only let in 6 goals at home.

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Espanyol form and stats

The visitors, who have the the best goal difference (+22) in La Liga 2, are W6-D3-L4 on the road this term. That's in the La Liga 2.

Impressive finishing from Raúl de Tomás secured the home win 1-0 against Sabadell in their previous game. Prior to that result Espanyol won their away game at Mallorca. The scoreline was 2-1.

Espanyol have scored 16 goals on their travels this season, from 13 away games in the league. It's not easy to score on Espanyol as they have only conceded 9 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Espanyol - Gijón 2-0 played earlier this season. Gijón-Espanyol H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Sporting Gijón three wins, Espanyol five wins, two draws. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Sporting GijónU. Đurđević
U. Đurđević
16 goals
EspanyolR. de Tomás Gómez
R. de Tomás Gómez
15 goals
EspanyolJ. Puado Díaz
J. Puado Díaz
6 goals

Sporting Gijón missing players

Espanyol missing players

Sporting Gijón Espanyol
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 13 3 Played P 3 13 26
13 8 1 Won W 1 6 16
7 5 2 Drew D 0 3 4
6 0 0 Lost L 2 4 6
27 16 4 Scored S 2 16 38
17 6 3 Conceded C 4 9 16
85% 85% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 92%
46% 54% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 62% 69%
23% 23% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 31% 35%
12% 8% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 8%
4% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 4%
31% 46% 100% BTTS BTTS 33% 31% 31%
50% 54% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 38% 54%
35% 15% 0% Failed to Score F T 67% 38% 23%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.5 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 1.8 2
3 3 1 Red cards R C 1 2 3
 
8.3 8.8 7.7 Shots (avg) S ( 2.7 9.3 10
3.4 3.8 2.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.3 3.4 3.9
30% 33% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 36% 37%
Key stats in La Liga 2 this season:
  • Espanyol has the the best goal difference (+22) in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Sporting Gijón have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Sporting Gijón have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Espanyol 26 16 4 6 38 16 13 10 1 2 22 7 13 6 3 4 16 9 22 52
2 Mallorca 25 15 6 4 34 13 13 7 2 4 20 9 12 8 4 0 14 4 21 51
3 Almeria 25 15 4 6 38 22 13 8 3 2 23 10 12 7 1 4 15 12 16 49
4 Leganes 25 14 4 7 30 20 13 11 0 2 20 8 12 3 4 5 10 12 10 46
5 Sporting Gijón 26 13 7 6 27 17 13 8 5 0 16 6 13 5 2 6 11 11 10 46
6 Rayo Vallecano 25 12 5 8 30 23 12 8 1 3 18 9 13 4 4 5 12 14 7 41
7 Ponferradina 26 12 4 10 27 27 13 7 3 3 16 12 13 5 1 7 11 15 0 40
8 Mirandes 26 10 7 9 26 22 13 4 6 3 13 11 13 6 1 6 13 11 4 37
9 Las Palmas 26 9 8 9 27 32 13 8 2 3 19 13 13 1 6 6 8 19 -5 35
10 Girona 25 9 7 9 20 23 12 5 3 4 8 7 13 4 4 5 12 16 -3 34
11 Fuenlabrada 25 7 12 6 26 26 12 2 8 2 8 8 13 5 4 4 18 18 0 33
12 Tenerife 25 9 6 10 22 23 13 6 4 3 14 7 12 3 2 7 8 16 -1 33
13 Lugo 25 8 8 9 25 26 12 6 4 2 12 6 13 2 4 7 13 20 -1 32
14 Real Oviedo 25 7 10 8 28 26 13 4 5 4 19 15 12 3 5 4 9 11 2 31
15 Malaga 25 8 7 10 22 32 12 2 5 5 9 15 13 6 2 5 13 17 -10 31
16 UD Logrones 25 8 5 12 18 31 12 5 2 5 11 15 13 3 3 7 7 16 -13 29
17 Real Zaragoza 25 7 6 12 21 24 12 5 4 3 13 10 13 2 2 9 8 14 -3 27
18 Sabadell 26 6 8 12 23 30 13 2 5 6 11 15 13 4 3 6 12 15 -7 26
19 FC Cartagena 26 6 7 13 27 37 13 4 3 6 17 17 13 2 4 7 10 20 -10 25
20 Albacete 26 6 6 14 17 32 13 3 4 6 10 14 13 3 2 8 7 18 -15 24
21 Alcorcon 25 6 5 14 14 26 13 5 0 8 9 16 12 1 5 6 5 10 -12 23
22 Castellon 25 6 4 15 22 34 13 5 0 8 12 12 12 1 4 7 10 22 -12 22

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The Segunda División, also known as La Liga 2, is the second highest level of the football league pyramid in Spain. 22 teams play each other home and away for a 42 match season. Top two of the league table earns promotion and one more is promoted through playoff fixtures. The bottom four are relegated.