Sporting Gijón and Tenerife measure forces at Estadio Municipal El Molinón, in a match for the 17th round of the Second Division. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 01-12-2018, for the Second Division, Sporting Gijón won by (2‑1). J. Babin (63 ‘) and U. Đurđević (67’) scored the goals of the match, for Sporting Gijón, and José Naranjo (72 ‘), for Tenerife. Tenerife presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
After 4 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, the home team is currently in 16th position, with 18 points won. In their last game, they tied with Real Oviedo away by (0‑0), after in the previous match they lost by (0‑1) at home, in a match against Numancia. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 17 suffered; against 4 wins, 8 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 14 suffered. For the championship, Sporting Gijón conquered 12 points in 24 possible, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 games he played in his stadium. In the matches played in their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45’1-0 (3 in 8 games) and at the end of the match 1-1 (3 in 8 games). In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of their last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 16 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback. In the last 10 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 4 of his 9 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Sporting de Gijón comes to this match after a goalless draw against Real Oviedo, in a match in which visitors had the best scoring opportunities. With this result, Gijón added the third consecutive game without winning in La Liga2. At home, José Alberto López’s team usually acts in 4-3-3, with Álvaro Vázquez, Uros Durdevic and Carlos Carmona as the most advanced men, responsible for tormenting the rival defensive line. In the midfield, Cristian Salvador, Javi Fuego and Manu García are likely to play. Apparently, the local coach must have all the athletes available for the match against Tenerife.
The visiting team is currently in 17th position, with 17 points won, after 3 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out against Girona by (1‑0). In the last game, he tied at home against Cádiz by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Tenerife won 8 points in 24 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 8 games played as a visitor.
For this competition, he did not win any of the last 8 games. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 1-0 (3 in 8 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 16 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback. In the last 9 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Tenerife comes to this match after a 1×1 draw with Cádiz, adding the eighth consecutive game without a victory in the SmartBank League. The visiting club is expected to approach the match in 4-3-3, with Filip Malbasic, Matías Nauel and Dani Gómez as the leading figures in the attack. In the center of the field you must play Aitor Sanz, player who is back to the team, after a game of suspension, in addition to Luís Milla and Borja Lasso. Coach Aritz Garai is expected to have all the equipment available for the match against Sporting de Gijón.