Deportivo La Coruna vs Sporting Gijon predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for analysis as two struggling sides meet.
by Mark Sochon
Deportivo La Coruna vs Sporting Gijon Preview
The Sunday action in the Segunda Division kicks off at 17:00 Spanish Time with an intriguing game at the Riazor where two of the league’s bigger clubs clash. Deportivo La Coruna, who find themselves in an unlikely relegation battle, will be hoping to get off to a positive start to the final part of the season against Sporting Gijon.
While 10 places currently separate these sides, this league is so congested in the middle section that Depor, who are in the relegation zone, would be just 3 points behind Sporting (currently 9th) were they to win it. That would be a huge boost for the Galicians, who were Spanish champions only two decades ago but are now desperately trying to avoid the doomsday scenario of dropping down into the Segunda B.
Their season has been quite bizarre. Having won their opening game, they then went 19 without victory in the league to fall to the very bottom of the Segunda Division. Needless to say things were looking bleak at that stage but new boss Fernando Vázquez inspired a remarkable turnaround as Depor reeled off 7 straight victories to climb the league. However that bubble eventually burst and they went into the break in the season having gone 4 league games without victory.
As for Sporting, they’d just started to hit a bit of form when the coronavirus outbreak started in Spain. They won 3 of their final 4 league games including a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Las Palmas in their most recent outing. They also changed managers in December with Miroslav Đukić, the man who famously missed what would have been a title-clinching penalty for Depor in the 1990’s, taking charge and he will return to the Riazor here with his new side.
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Deportivo La Coruna vs Sporting Gijon Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
This isn’t an easy one to call. Sporting certainly had much more momentum when the season came to a halt but it’s hard to see that having much impact on this game. Depor’s initial wave of renewed optimism under their new boss has also largely gone now and it’s tough to find strong reason to fancy either team to win this. We’re going for a draw.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Sporting Gijon H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Depor Wins, 2 Draws.
- The sides drew 1-1 in Asturias earlier this season.
- Depor have won the last 2 meetings at the Riazor.
Spanish Segunda División Betting Tips (18+)
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