Match Preview: Fuenlabrada vs Sporting Gijon Predictions & H2H

Fuenlabrada vs Sporting Gijon

Fuenlabrada vs Sporting Gijon predictions and match preview for Monday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as the visitors hope to close in on a play-off place.

  • DATE: Monday 24th May 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Fernando Torres
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Fuenlabrada vs Sporting Gijon Preview


Fuenlabrada stadium
Fuenla Stadium via Rowley, CC BY-SA 4.0

The race for play-off places in LaLiga SmartBank comes down to the final two games and it’s a crucial evening for 6th placed Sporting Gijon who have a tricky away game at Fuenlabrada. Essentially there are five teams vying for four play-off places and having been in the top six all season, Sporting are desperate not to be the team that misses out.

They’ll be hoping Fuenlabrada are winding down towards the summer break. Unlike last term, when they narrowly missed out on the play-offs in bizarre circumstances, following a major COVID-19 outbreak which delayed their final game, Fuenla cannot make the top six this time around. Nor can they go down though and consolidation at this level is still a very decent achievement for a club of their size.

The South Madrid outfit have tailed off in recent weeks in truth. They come into this following three straight defeats against Mirandes, Rayo and Logrones. Their tally of only four home wins all season is also pretty poor and is something they’ll want to improve on when fans return to the Estadio Fernando Torres next term. Only 3 teams have picked up fewer home points than Fuenla in the Segunda but they have drawn 11 times on home soil so there’s no guarantee Sporting get the job done here.

The Asturian side will be feeling more positive after last week’s 1-0 win over Las Palmas. It was another pretty unconvincing performance but they found the breakthrough with their only attempt on target and predictably it was Uros Durdevic who got the goal. That was his 22nd of the season and he’s in a private battle with Raul De Tomas to be top scorer in the Segunda this term.

The rest of the Sporting squad has only managed 15 goals. Therefore to some extent it’s staggering they are still in a position to compete for promotion but defensively they’ve been the best of the five teams bidding for play-off places and they will take inspiration from Elche who won promotion last term with similar characteristics. They face a crunch final day clash against fellow hopefuls Almeria but their hopes of making the top six would receive a huge boost with a win here.

Head to Head

  • Last 3 Competitive Meetings: 2 Sporting Wins, 1 Fuenla Win.
  • Sporting have won the last 2 meetings including a 2-1 win in Gijon earlier this term.
  • They lost 2-0 on their only previous league visit to the Estadio Fernando Torres last season.

Fuenlabrada vs Sporting Gijon Predictions


Score Prediction: Fuenla 0-0 Sporting

Sporting are struggling to create very much and haven’t scored in any of their last 4 away games. It could be a frustrating kind of evening for them but they ought to get a point which would ensure they have a fighting chance of a top six finish heading into the final weekend when they are at home where they’re much more comfortable.


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