Without a win in their last five league games, Leganes will be looking to get the three points when they host Sporting Gijon at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque in the 22nd round of the Spanish La Liga.
Leganes Looking To Avoid Relegation Zone
The hosts have been in a very poor form in recent weeks. The team have failed to win in any of their last five league fixture. They will be hoping to get a win here considering the form of their opponents. Leganes have collected a total of 2 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Atletico Madrid away from home where they lost 2-0.
Leganes are currently sitting in the 17th place in the league table. They have 18 points from 4 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses. The team scored 15 goals and conceded 35 since the start of the season.
Gabriel returns from suspension and should immediately slot back into midfield for the hosts. New signings Erik Moran, Alberto Bueno and Samu Garcia are expected to start, with Bueno perhaps pushed up top due to Gabriel’s re-introduction.
The Hosts In Deep Trouble
The visitors are not in a much better situation compared to the hosts. They have also failed to win in any of their last five league games. Sporting Gijon have collected a total of 1 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Deportivo Alaves at home where they lost 4-2.
Sporting Gijon are currently sitting in the 18th place in the league table. They have 13 points from 3 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses. They have scored 22 goals and conceded 43 since the start of the season.
Mikel Vesga could get a second start, after joining recently on loan from Athletic Club, with Elderson featuring at left-back. Nacho Cases should get the nod over Sergio Alvarez in midfield, with Lillo at right-back due to Douglas’ continued knee problems.
Head To Head
Sporting Gijon have won 3 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in September 2016 when the final score was 2-1 to Sporting at home earlier this season.
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