Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon prediction 13.06.2024

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  • Competition: La Liga 2
  • Date: Thursday, 13th June, 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC +1 / 21:00 CEST
  • Venue: Stage Front Stadium (Cornella de Llobregat)

Following Espanyol's 1:0 win in the first leg, Espanyol and Gijon will face off in the second leg of the La Liga 2 Promotion Playoffs Semi-Finals at Stage Front Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat.

Espanyol were relegated from La Liga last year and are seeking an immediate return to the Spanish top-flight division. Before La Liga 2 started, they were one of the favorites to return, but they failed to reach a direct promotion, missing it only by three points. Even though they still have a long way to go to achieve promotion, the Catalonian team started this playoff well, winning the first leg 1:0 away from home.

Sporting Gijón, on the other hand, is aiming for promotion after spending seven consecutive seasons in La Liga 2. The Rojiblancos had an impressive season, finishing 5th and qualifying for the Playoffs. Given their 17th-place finishes in the previous two seasons, this year has already been a success for them. Nevertheless, they are determined to overturn the one-goal deficit.

Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon pick: Espanyol to win

In the last part of the season, Espanyol was really good. Right now, they are on a 17-game unbeaten run. At home, they have been particularly dominant, losing just once in 21 La Liga 2 rounds. On the other hand, Sporting Gijon have been terrible lately away from home, losing six of the last nine games. Therefore, expecting them to secure a positive result against one of the best home teams in La Liga 2 seems unrealistic.

In the first leg at Gijón, Espanyol emerged victorious with a 1:0 win. Both teams had chances, and it was a miracle we saw just one goal. Objectively, Espanyol was a better team and deserved this win. They had 2.24 xG, compared to Gijon's 0.97, along with more ball possession (55%) and more goal attempts.

From what we have seen in the first leg, combined with a home-pitch advantage, we strongly believe that Espanyol should secure another win and advance to the finals.

Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Sporting Gijon

    0 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga 2

  2. Espanyol

    0 : 0

    Sporting Gijon

    La Liga 2

  3. Sporting Gijon

    2 : 0

    Espanyol

    La Liga 2

  4. Sporting Gijon

    1 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga 2

  5. Espanyol

    2 : 0

    Sporting Gijon

    La Liga 2

Espanyol

Espanyol team news

The team's captain, Sergi Gómez, received a red card in the first leg while on the bench and will be unavailable for the upcoming game. Luckily for the Catalan team, Gomez has been the backup option for Calero and Cabrera lately, and his absence shouldn't affect the team too much. 

In addition to the suspended Gomez, Edu Exposito and Omar Sadik, who missed the previous games with injuries, should remain sidelined. 

Last matches of Espanyol

  1. Sporting Gijon

    0 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga 2

  2. Espanyol

    4 : 0

    FC Cartagena

    La Liga 2

  3. Amorebieta

    0 : 0

    Espanyol

    La Liga 2

  4. Espanyol

    2 : 1

    Real Oviedo

    La Liga 2

  5. Real Valladolid

    0 : 0

    Espanyol

    La Liga 2

Espanyol lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Joan Garcia

Defenders

  • 23

    Omar El Hilal

  • 5

    Fernando Calero

  • 6

    Leandro Cabrera

  • 11

    Pere MIlla

Midfielders

  • 17

    Jofe Carreras

  • 8

    Keidi Bare

  • 15

    Jose Gargera

  • 21

    Nico Ribaudo

Forwards

  • 7

    Javi Paudo

  • 22

    Martin Braithwaite

Sporting Gijon

Sporting Gijon team news

After a 1:0 loss in the first leg, coach Miguel Angel Ramirez spoke to the media. He said they would not give up and would fight to the last minute. The coach noted they deserved a goal in the first leg since they had excellent opportunities but weren't clinical. "We lost the first part of the tie, and we are going for the second to win in Barcelona," the coach added.

For the upcoming game, Sporting Gijon should have the entire squad available, just like in the first leg. 

Last matches of Sporting Gijon

  1. Sporting Gijon

    0 : 1

    Espanyol

    La Liga 2

  2. Eldense

    0 : 1

    Sporting Gijon

    La Liga 2

  3. Sporting Gijon

    1 : 0

    Eibar

    La Liga 2

  4. Leganes

    2 : 1

    Sporting Gijon

    La Liga 2

  5. Sporting Gijon

    5 : 2

    FC Andorra

    La Liga 2

Sporting Gijon lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Ruben Yanez

Defenders

  • 2

    Guille Rosas

  • 4

    Pablo Insua

  • 16

    Diego Sanchez

  • 3

    Cote

Midfielders

  • 21

    Haissem Hassan

  • 15

    Roque Mesa

  • 22

    Rober Pier

  • 7

    Gaspar Campos

Forwards

  • 19

    Juan Otero

  • 20

    Mario Gonzalez

3 Reasons why Espanyol should win

  1. Espanyol are undefeated in the last 17 games
  2. Espanyol won the first leg 1:0 away from home
  3. Sporting Gijon lost six of the last nine road games

Main prediction Espanyol - Sporting Gijon

Espanyol to win

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Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon - FAQ

? Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the CANAL+ Sport channel.

? How much is the average xG for Espanyol this season?

The average xG for Espanyol in La Liga 2 this season is 1.29.

? How much is the average xG for Sporting Gijon this season?

The average xG for Sporting Gijon in La Liga 2 this season is 1.32.