- R. Sporting: Fernando Amorebieta and Borja Viguera (injured); Pichu Cuellar, Nacho Cases and Duje Cop (suspended).
- Granada CF: Héctor Hernández and Adrián Ramos (injured); Mubarak Wakaso (suspended).
- R. Sporting (19th, 18 pts):
-R. Sporting have only managed one win in their last eight league clashes with Granada CF (4 draws and 3 defeats). That win came in October 2011 when they beat the Andalusians 2-0 at El Molinon.
-Sporting must remain focussed late in the game. The Asturians are the only LaLiga side yet to win any points in the final 15 minutes of a match, a crucial time in an evenly-matched competition like LaLiga Santander where many games are decided at the death.
- Granada CF (18th, 19 pts):
-Granada and Malaga CF are the only two LaLiga Santander sides yet to win away from home this season, a statistic which Granada are eager to rectify on their trip to Gijon.
-Jeremi Boga has played more minutes without conceding a single free kick than any other player this 2016/17 LaLiga Santander season: a total of 1,072 minutes. That is almost four times more than the player just behind him, Gael Kakuta (269 minutes).
Getting to El Molinon
Address: Av. del Molinon, 33203 Gijon (Asturias)
Bus: Lines 1, 4, 10 and 26
Stadium location here