Real Oviedo vs Sporting Gijón Preview 09/10/2021
The Spanish Segunda Division continues this weekend and on Saturday the 9th of October we have a meeting between Real Oviedo and Sporting Gijón.
The match will be played at the Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere and the hosts begin the weekend in 7th place on 11 points while the visitors are in 2nd place on 17 points.
— Real Oviedo (@RealOviedo) October 5, 2021
Real Oviedo come into the match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Real Zaragoza away from home last weekend. It was a decent point for Real Oviedo but it means, despite remaining undefeated in their last 6 matches, they have recorded only 2 victories.
Each of their last 3 fixtures have ended in a draw, with a 1-1 draw at Ibiza followed by a 0-0 draw at home against Girona.
Therefore, Real Oviedo have been struggling to score goals in recent games and they have managed to find the back of the net only once in their last 3 Segunda Division games.
However, Real Oviedo have been difficult to breakdown and they have kept a clean sheet in 3 of their last 4 league matches, including each of their last 2 games.
Trends show Real Oviedo have not suffered any defeats in their 7 most recent home Segunda Division matches.
They have kept a clean sheet in each of their last 3 games on home soil and have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 at the Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere.
Sporting Gijón make the trip to Oviedo having picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at Amorebieta last weekend.
Amorebieta opened the scoring after 18 minutes and it appeared as though the home team would go on to take maximum points but Sporting Gijón found the equaliser with only 8 minutes remaining.
That result means Sporting Gijón are undefeated in 7 of their 8 Segunda Division matches this season. They have won 5 of those 8 games but recorded just one victory from their 4 away fixtures.
The win came at Girona and there have been draws at Tenerife and Amorebieta. Sporting Gijón’s only defeat of the season to date came at Eibar.
Trends show Sporting Gijón have won only one of their last 9 away Segunda Division games. However, they are unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 on the road, with 10 of their last 11 seeing under 2.5 goals.
Team news and Real Oviedo have two players unavailable for this game, with Pierre Cornud and Marco Sangalli on the treatment table.
Sporting Gijón have just the one absentee and defender Guille Rosas misses out due to a muscle problem.
This looks like a match where both defences are going to come out on top. Neither team have been involved in particularly high scoring games home and away respectively and this one could easily end in a 0-0 draw.