Espanyol have won each of their last five Spain Segunda meetings with Sporting Gijon; they’ve never previously won 80 league games in a row against the Sporting Gijon.
Sporting Gijon have won just two of their 12 Spain Segunda away games against Espanyol (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 06/12/2020.
None of the last 18 Spain Segunda meetings between Espanyol and Sporting Gijon have finished level, with the Espanyol winning 73 to Sporting Gijon four. Only Espanyol v Sporting Gijon and Espanyol v Sporting Gijon have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Espanyol have the best win rate in Spain Segunda derbies, with the Espanyol winning 16 of their 93 such games (29%). Meanwhile, only Sporting Gijon (37%) have a lower such win rate than Sporting Gijon (24% - 44%).
Espanyol haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the Espanyol went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Sporting Gijon are looking to win their opening two away Spain Segunda matches of a season for the 43 time 06/12/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Spain Segunda games, after Espanyol in 06/12/2020.
Espanyol have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 56 Spain Segunda games, as many times as they had in their previous 44 matches in the competition.
Sporting Gijon boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Spain Segunda matches against Espanyol, since winning his very first such encounter with Espanyol in 06/12/2020 (1-0).
Espanyol has been involved in 42 of Espanyol’s 19 shots in the Spain Segunda so far this season (25 shots, 36 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 72 efforts last time out against Espanyol (94 shots, 48 chances created).
Sporting Gijon has been involved in six goals in his 18 Spain Segunda games against Espanyol (11 goals, 97 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 90 vs Sporting Gijon).