Sporting Gijon vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 11 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 11:00 UK
Venue: El Molinon, Gijon.
Sporting Gijon head coach Abelardo Fernandez will be particularly happy after seeing his side 4 points from the opening two matches of the new season. A surprise 2-1 home win against Atletico Bilbao is backed up with a goal less draw at the newly promoted Alaves before going into the international break. Gijon narrowly escaped relegation last season. The squad is further weakened in the summer with many of their first team players moving to other clubs. But such a good start will boost the morale and confidence for the coming encounters.
The newcomers Deportivo Leganes have certainly announced their entry to Spanish Top Flight Football with a bang as they earned a 1-0 away win at Celta on the opening day. And this is followed by a priceless 0-0 draw at home against a strong Atletico Madrid. The start is something that can bring massive momentum in their fight to avoid relegation this season.
Sporting Gijon vs Leganes: Head-to-Head Statistics
The latest meeting between these two sides was during the 2014/15 season in Segunda Division. Gijon won both matches on that occasion; 2-1 at home and 1-0 away. The previous meetings has to be dated back to the period between 1998 and 2004. They have met for a total of 14 matches and Gijon won 8, while Leganes managed only one win and 5 matches saw draws.
Leganes have never defeated Gijon at the El Molinon and their record in 7 visits read 5 losses and 2 draws.
Sporting Gijon vs Leganes: Prediction
Both sides are coming into this match on a similar kind of form and are high on confidence. But Gijon’s strong home record against Leganes has to be highlighted here and they will definitely go into this match as favorites.
The match is expected to see few goals as both teams are short of quality players in the attacking unit. So under 2.5 goals is a good bet for this match. I will be also backing the correct score of 1-0 win for the home, which is priced at
Sporting Gijon vs Leganes: Betting Tips
Gijon to win at 5/4 (2.25)
Under 2.5 goals at 4/7 (1.57).