Barcelona II and Sporting Gijón meet at Mini Estadi, in a match for the 18th round of the Second Division. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 1 and tied 3. The last direct match between these two teams, on 04-05-2015, ended with a draw for ( 0-0).
After 3 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses, the home team is currently in the 19th position, with 17 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Reus Deportiu by (2-1), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) at home, in a match against Almería. In the last 8 home league matches Barcelona II won 2, tied 3 and lost 3, for which they have won 9 points out of 24 possible. In the matches played in their stadium there are some frequent results: at half-time 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and at the end of the match 1-1 (3 out of 8 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 17 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
If in the first division Barcelona is always the favorite to win the title, we can not say the same about their B team, because in the Liga Adelante they are currently in the relegation zone. It is expected that the home team begin to recover from this situation and that happens mainly to win the games played in their stadium, as such, the team hopes to get the three points on this day. For this game coach Gerard López will not be able to count on Ferrán Sarsanedas, Santiago Bueno, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Rafa Mújica and Rodrigo Tarín, all injured.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 24 points won, after 6 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Albacete, by (2-2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Real Zaragoza, by (0-1). For the league, Sporting Gijón won 9 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 8 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 17 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 10 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Sporting Gijón is trying to return to the Spanish first division, but that is not easy and at this moment not even in the area of the playoffs of promotion is found. The promotion is the great objective of the team and will try to take advantage of the fact that the opponent is not well in the competition to reach a good result and approach the area of the playoffs of promotion. For this, the team will need to show their strength inside the field and not let the opponent play, because this way will be closer to conquer the three points. For this match coach Paco Herrera will not be able to count on Sergio Álvarez, Alberto Lora and Álex López, who are injured.
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