This season El Molinón has been a fortress for Real Sporting de Gijón, and in the ninth round of Liga Adelante fixtures they will host Real Jaén who are yet to win away from home.
Both sides have a clear objective. Whilst the home side will not want to lose any ground on Liga Adelante leaders RC Recreativo de Huelva, the side from Andalusia need a win in Gijón to escape the relegation places.
Sporting manager José Ramón Sandoval is without top scorer Stefan Šćepović who is on international duty with Serbia. Álex Serrano also misses out for the Asturian side as he is with Spain U19s, whilst Cristian Buscos is not in the squad due to a heel problem.
Jaén manager Manolo Herrero is once again unable to select Raúl Gaitán, who missed his side’s last match with a muscle injury.