Match Preview: Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon Predictions & H2H

Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon preview

Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two promotion contenders clash.

  • DATE: Sunday 6th December 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: RCDE Stadium
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon Preview

Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon preview

This weekend in the Segunda División we have a mouth-watering tie as two promoting chasing teams clash as Espanyol host Sporting Gijón in the RCDE Stadium. Both teams have been struggling to rediscover their early season form and are in need of three points to steady the ship and get back to winning ways.

Espanyol have bounced back to some extent, and recorded their second win in a row against Cartagena. The usual reliance on goalkeeper Diego Lopez was not there early in the second half as his mistake put Cartagena in the lead. After that it was like Espanyol had just woken up. It was one of the best second half displays a team has produced this season in the Segunda.

Vicente Moreno’s men stood up to be counted, created many chances and dominated and deserved their victory in a thrilling second half performance. Vicente Moreno will be banking on that level to be brought into this game and to make another statement that they are still the team to beat in this league.

Sporting have only picked up one win in their last five games and that’s something that will be worrying head coach David Gallego. As this league shows, you only have to draw a couple and you find yourselves lower in the table. They are only five points from the automatic spots but once that gap gets wider it becomes tough to catch up.

Sporting drew their last game against Albacete, failing to score despite creating so many chances. Away from home they have played well against the big teams drawing with Mallorca and losing out to Las Palmas in a game they were winning 2-0. David Gallego would love nothing more than to respond well by picking up three points here after being sacked by Espanyol in October last year.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Espanyol Wins, 2 Sporting Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Sporting have won on 3 of their last 6 visits to Espanyol in league football.
  • The most recent meetings came in the 2016/17 LaLiga season when Espanyol won 2-1 at home while the sides drew 1-1 at El Molinon.

Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon Predictions

Score Prediction: Espanyol 3-1 Sporting

Espanyol went to another level in that second half vs Cartagena and even though Sporting will provide a sterner test, a repeat performance should get the job done. Espanyol seem to have dusted themselves down after a little dip and seem to be firing on all cylinders again. Sporting are playing Espanyol at the wrong time and the hosts should be comfortable winners.

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Greg has been an admirer of Spanish football for many years with a more in-depth knowledge in particular of Catalan football clubs. He has a passion for Spanish and Catalan culture.