Match Preview: Real Oviedo vs Sporting Gijon Predictions & Analysis

Real Oviedo vs Sporting Gijon predictions

Real Oviedo vs Sporting Gijon predictions and match preview for Sunday’s game in the Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis ahead of the big Asturian derby.

  • DATE: Sunday 11th October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: Estadio Carlos Tartiere
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Real Oviedo vs Sporting Gijon Preview

Real Oviedo vs Sporting Gijon match preview
Oviedo Stadium via Jsmq, CC BY 3.0

Arguably the biggest game on the Segunda Division calendar takes place on Sunday as the Asturian derby sees Real Oviedo and Sporting Gijon lock horns once more. For once, there won’t be a cauldron of noise that greets these sides as they battle for local pride on Sunday evening but the sense of occasion will not be lost on either team.

Truth be told, recent Asturian derbies haven’t exactly been ones that would have captured the imagination of any neutrals. The last three meetings of Sporting and Oviedo have produced a grand total of just two goals. One of those was an absolutely vital goal as Borja Sanchez struck to give Real Oviedo a long overdue win at El Molinon at the back-end of last season, a key victory in their bid for survival.

Sporting will have revenge on their minds here and they approach this game in confident mood with the Segunda’s only remaining 100% record leaving them top of the table after four games. The most recent victory was a significant one too as they saw off an Almeria side that many expect to make a strong automatic promotion push. Uros Durdevic’s strike sealed the victory and Sporting are yet to even concede a goal this term.

Therefore the task for Real Oviedo is likely to be a tough one. They are hampered further by suspensions after both Alejandro Arribas and Juanjo Nieto saw red at Albacete last weekend. Somehow they still managed to salvage a 1-1 draw from the game but Cuco Ziganda’s men are still without a win so far this term and there’d be no better game to break their duck than this one.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Oviedo Wins, 1 Sporting Win, 2 Draws.
  • There was only one goal last season in the two meetings – scored by Real Oviedo for their first 21st Century win at El Molinon.
  • Sporting haven’t won in Oviedo since a 2-0 win in October 2001 – 4 defeats and 1 draw since.

Real Oviedo vs Sporting Gijon Predictions

Score Prediction: Real Oviedo 0-0 Sporting Gijon

These matches have been really tight, low-scoring games in recent years and a repeat looks likely here. Sporting look solid defensively with no goals conceded yet in 2020/21. Oviedo look a bit short on attacking inspiration but they are still an organised team and they look capable of being the first team to take points off Sporting this term with a goalless draw perhaps on the cards if the recent history of the fixture is anything to go by.

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