Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon
Spanish La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 1st March, 2017
Kick off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Camp Nou.
Barcelona have had a huge weekend claiming a super important 1-2 win over Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon on Sunday afternoon. When you add Real Madrid’s slip up at Mestalla and the fact Blaugrana are only a single point behind at the moment (Real have a game in hand as well though) is a life-saver for Luis Enrique.
Sporting Gijon did show a decent rise in form in the last couple of week which can be attributed to the new manager Rubi. However, the recently-appointed boss still has a mountain to climb to get Gijon out of the danger zone.
Blaugrana are in a must win situation because they have a tough fixture with Celta over the weekend before the rematch with PSG.
Staying in Champions League will require a miracle Barca is certainly capable of, but they have to go one by one and boost up the confidence with a confident home win over the struggling Gijon side.
The main problems for Rojiblancos pop out at the back and especially in the last quarter of the game as their players do not seem completely fit for the Primeira Division challenges.
The team did claim super important win over Leganes in their last away fixture, but we don’t see them having a pleasant evening at Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon: Head to head
The Catalans have been just ruthless in head to head encounters with Sporting Gijon. They have won each of the last five games, but they netted as many as eleven goals without conceding a single in last two victories over Rojiblancos.
The match from mid-September played at Estadio Municipal de Molinon has seen a demolishing 0-5 win for Luis Enrique’s squad.
Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
The match with Sporting Gijon is the perfect opportunity for Barca to boost up the confidence by scoring loads. This is just the scenario we expect to see on Wednesday evening when Messi, Suarez, Neymar and company could destroy the struggling defense of Sporting Gijon.
Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon: Bet Tips
- The main betting prediction is Barcelona’s highest scoring half – second at 10/11.
- The second bet is Barcelona -2.5 handicap at 11/20.