Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon: Preview

Sporting lost 6-1 against Barcelona at their home stadium on Sunday and will try to win their first points in the championship at the Bernabéu tonight.

Real Madrid and Sporting go way back and have always had strong ties. Many players have played for both teams, such as former Real Madrid academy player David Barral and Mate Bilic, ever heard of them before, no? Don’t worry, neither have I, I looked it up in an online encyclopedia, you know which one.

Three consecutive victories have allowed Bernd Schuster’s men to forget about their Matchday 1 defeat against Deportivo. The squad is in high spirits despite the tight schedule that will see them face Sporting, Betis and Zenit tonight, on Saturday and Tuesday, respectively.

This schedule, as well as a few injuries, will force Schuster to use a rotation system again. De la Red and Higuaín have chances of making the starting lineup now that Guti, Sneijder and Gago are injured. They both started against Racing and created the play that gave the Whites their first strike of theevening.

Schusterwants his team to score a goal as soon as possible and the fans want the players to showcase brilliant football.

In order to avoid this from happening, Sporting coach Manolo Preciado has made several changes on his team, leaving regulars Jorge, Sastre and Matabuena back in Gijón. On the other hand, Neru, Diego Camacho, Pablo de Lucas and Omar have made their first squad list this season. A setback for Sporting is Croatian striker Mate Bilic’s niggle on the right ankle.


My prediction is a 2-0 win forRealMadridifRealMadridscorein