Match Preview: Leganes vs Sporting Gijon Predictions & H2H

Leganes vs Sporting Gijon

Leganes 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 play-off hopefuls clash.

  • DATE: Sunday 2nd May 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 18:15 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Butarque
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Leganes vs Sporting Gijon Preview

Leganes vs Sporting Gijon match preview

On Sunday we have 4th vs 5th as Leganés host Sporting Gijón in the Estadio Butarque. We could be in for an interesting match. This could be a warm up match for the two sides who could play each other in the playoffs in the near future.

Leganés’s aim this season is to bounce back to the Primera División in one go. It has been going well for Head Coach Asier Garitano who arrived back at the club in late January. But recent results haven’t been great with only three wins in their last ten matches.

It hasn’t made too much difference to their league position as the teams around them have also been dropping points. In their last outing they came from behind to beat relegation threatened Alcorcón 2-1. It was a very solid performance and a win that was much needed. Los Pepineros will need to find some consistency and get some wins together. Going on a winning run this late into the season will be massive for the players’ confidence going into the play offs.

Sporting Gijón’s chances of promotion also look like it will be via the play off route. They sit just below Leganés with Rayo and Girona breathing down their necks. Like their opponents, Sporting are not in good form with just two wins in their last ten matches and they have failed to score in their last three games.

It will be a slight concern to Head Coach David Gallego who will know Girona are finding wins and if they are not careful they could see themselves fall out of the play off places. Los Rojiblancos drew 0-0 in their last match against Real Zaragoza in another game that top scorer Uros Djurdjevic failed to score. Sporting will need him firing on all cylinders again if they want to get something out of this match. 

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Sporting Wins, 2 Draws.
  • Sporting have won 4 of the last 5 meetings.
  • The sides drew 1-1 in Asturias in the reverse fixture earlier this term.

Leganes vs Sporting Gijon Predictions

Score Prediction: Leganes 2-1 Sporting Gijon

Leganés have shown in recent games that with a bit more calmness in front of goal, they could have won the matches they drew. Sporting on the other hand don’t look like winning at all and recent performances have shown that. But having the league’s leading goalscorer in your side helps and if they do create chances, you can be confident that Djurdjevic will put them away.

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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.