After the two slip ups at the start of the season at “Municipal El Molinon” Sporting made a great run at home, winning six time in a row in front of their fans, before making another mistake in the 0:0 draw against Sabadell two weeks.
And this wins cannot be underestimated at all, as in this period Gijon managed to beat teams like Villarreal, Almeria, Alcorcon, Girona and Osasuna (in the cup). So, really positive results against one of the strongest teams in Segunda this season, which makes me think that against the poor Ponferadina there won’t be any problems of getting all the points and climb a little in the table.
Ponferadina had their moment at the end of September and the early October, when they made a good run of three four games, but since then they are once again one of the weakest teams. They lost four of their last five games in Segunda, as the only win in this period against the even poorer Hercules. Last weekend Ponferadina conceded five goals at home against Cordoba, who really struggle scoring away from home.
All in all, I expect a win for Sporting here, as if they manage to take the lead after the first 30 minutes for example, then Ponferadina will most probably concede more.