Match Preview: Sporting Gijon vs Espanyol Predictions & H2H

Sporting Gijon vs Espanyol

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

  • DATE: Sunday 28th February 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: El Molinon
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Sporting Gijon vs Espanyol Preview

Sporting Gijon vs Espanyol preview

As LaLiga SmartBank heats up, the games are coming thick and fast and the battle for promotion is well and truly on. We are in the north of Spain as fifth place Sporting Gijón host second place Espanyol in the Estadio El Molinón.

Sporting are in good form with three wins in a row and with one of the best defensive records in the league. Only Espanyol and Real Mallorca have better. In their last outing it was another clean sheet and a solid performance away at Albacete. A 1-0 win where Los Rojiblancos dominated the ball and were in control of the game from start to finish. If it wasn’t for Albacete’s Tomeu Nadal having a great game the scoreline could have been a lot more. 

Head Coach David Gallego will be hoping for a much better performance than when they last played Espanyol. In that match they recorded just four shots and were soundly beaten and that is something that needs to change if they want to get something out of this match. Their secret weapon could be new signing Víctor Campuzano who has a point to prove against his old side.  Confidence seems high in the Sporting camp and a win here could really push them on in their battle for promotion.

Espanyol have found form again after a brief run of disappointing results. A great 2-1 win away at rivals Mallorca has got them right back in the mix of things. In their last outing they picked up a 1-0 win against Sabadell. It was a Catalan derby and it turned into a real end to end affair but with great performances from both goalkeepers, it didn’t end up being the goal-fest it might have otherwise been. 

Head Coach Vicente Moreno will be hoping his defence will be more solid going into this game. Los Periquitos could be five points from the top going into this one so it is vital that they keep winning if they are to finish in the automatic spots.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Meetings: 3 Espanyol Wins, 2 Sporting Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Espanyol won the reverse fixture 2-0 earlier this term.
  • Espanyol have taken 7 points from their last 3 visits to El Molinon in the league.

Sporting Gijon vs Espanyol Predictions

Score Prediction: Sporting Gijon 1-2 Espanyol

Going into this game we have the top two leading goal scorers in the league. Sporting’s Uros Djurdjevic and Espanyol’s Raúl de Tomás. With both players in such good form we should see goals and it could be a battle between these two. Something has clicked with Espanyol and they seem the team they were at the start of the season again. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Sporting got the win but the visitors have a bit more quality and may just inflict on the Asturian side their first home league defeat of the season.

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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.