Match Preview: Sporting Gijon vs Tenerife Predictions & Analysis

Sporting Gijon vs Tenerife

Sporting Gijon vs Tenerife predictions and match preview for Sunday’s game in the Segunda Division. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and analysis as the hosts try to bounce back from derby defeat.

  • DATE: Sunday 18th October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: El Molinon
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Sporting Gijon vs Tenerife Preview


Sporting Gijon vs Tenerife predictions

Sporting Gijon are hoping to bounce back from Asturian derby defeat this Sunday when they host Tenerife at El Molinon. How they respond may give us a really good indication of whether or not Sporting are going to be the serious promotion contenders that their early season form suggested they might be.

You only have to look at Cadiz last season for an example of a team that found some excellent early season form and put lots of points on the board which was ultimately enough of a platform to see them all the way to promotion, despite a real lack of consistency for the remainder of the campaign. Having won all of their opening four matches, Sporting were hoping to put themselves in an equally strong position but there was a setback last weekend.

They were beaten 1-0 by bitter rivals Real Oviedo, their second defeat in the space of a few months against their Asturian neighbours. Sergio Tejera’s penalty is the only goal that David Gallego’s side have conceded this term and it saw Sporting surrender top spot to Gallego’s former club Espanyol.

As for Tenerife, they will take confidence into this game having beaten promotion hopefuls Rayo Vallecano 1-0 last time out at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez. They rode their luck at times in that game with the Madrid club firing in three times as many shots on goal but held on for their second victory of the season. 

They are trying to rebuild after the departure of key man Luis Milla to Granada and it’s two wins and three defeats so far this season for the Canary Islanders who are under new management with Fran Fernández at the helm this term.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Tenerife Wins, 3 Sporting Wins.
  • Tenerife won both meetings last term including a 2-0 win at El Molinon in November.
  • Sporting had won all of their previous 4 home games against Tenerife.

Read More – Asturias Football Guide


Sporting Gijon vs Tenerife Predictions


Score Prediction: Sporting Gijon 1-0 Tenerife

Sporting haven’t been spectacular this season with only five goals scored enough to seal four victories but they’ve been solid at the back and will be hungry to bounce back from derby defeat. Tenerife are undergoing a bit of a rebuild and the hosts look like the team most likely to edge this one.

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