Eibar vs Sporting Gijon
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 6 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
Eibar will have an uphill battle to fight on Thursday evening when they host Sporting Gijon in the reverse fixture of the R32 tie in Copa del Rey. The hosts are chasing a two-goal deficit from the first leg played at El Molinon. Uros Djordjevic and Neftali Mazambi were on the scoresheet for Rojiblancos back then.
Nevertheless, the tie is still wide open as the Gunsmiths are generally enjoying a fine form in matches at Ipurua. They won three on the bounce in front of the home crowd, a thread which includes a demolishing 3-0 victory over the current Champions League holders Real Madrid. Given they are up against a second-class opposition on Thursday, cancelling a two-goal deficit should be very much achievable for Jose Mendilibar and his troops.
Eibar vs Sporting Gijon: Head-to-head
It’s Sporting Gijon who have the positive record in head to head matches against the Gunsmiths.
Rojiblancos won 13, drew 9 and lost only 8 of 30 meetings with Eibar so far.
Gijon won each of last three head to head affairs between the two teams.
They last met in La LIga back in May 2017 (two seasons ago).
Eibar vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
The visitors sit 11th in the Segunda Division standings after 16 rounds of the competition. They will come into this in high spirits following back-to-back 2-1 wins over Granada and Tenerife. Nevertheless, it’s fair to say Jose Alberto Lopez’s men are struggling to keep things quiet at the back on travels.
Rojiblancos have a poor away record with 1 win, 2 draws and 5 defeats in 8 matches on the road this season in Segunda. They shipped five goals in past three away games. If we know Eibar notched three goals past the likes of Real Madrid in their previous home fixture, we have to go for the home win as a banker bet at the odds of 1.45 here.
Eibar vs Sporting Gijon: Bet Tips
Eibar to win @ 1.45 (9/20)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11).