Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 11th December 2016,
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: RCDE Stadium, Barcelona.
Espanyol have been cruising on an unbeaten form for the past 10 games in all competitions, they will look to extend this form when they host struggling Sporting Gijon in the bottom three on Sunday at Cornella El Prat Stadium.
Since the loss to Celta Vigo in September, Espanyol have never been defeated. However, most of the games have ended in stalemate as they have drawn 6 games and won 4. They are now in the 12th position in the table with 19 points, 7 points clear the drop zone. They will come fresh off a 0-0 draw against strong Atletico Madrid on the road last week.
On the contrary, Sporting Gijon and their fans were filled with joy last week as they halted their 10-games winless streak. They defeated the bottom placed team Osasuna 3-1 at home last weekend. Sporting Gijon are still in the drop zone with 12 points, as the win wasn’t enough to lift them above the threat. However, they are on same points as Valencia above the drop zone and 4 points ahead of Granada and Osasuna behind them in the drop zone.
Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon: Head to Head Statistics
According history, Sporting Gijon are the better team in their previous 18 meetings against each other. Espanyol have won 5 games against Sporting Gijon, drawn 5 games and lost 8 games to Sporting Gijon.
Also, Espanyol haven’t been impressive at home as Sporting Gijon have dominated the games at Cornella El Prat. Sporting Gijon have won 4 games at Cornella El Prat, they have drawn 4 games and lost once to Espanyol. The last two games played between the two teams at Cornella El Prat have been won by Sporting Gijon.
Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
The above stats in the head to head have little or no impact in this game as the two teams are in opposite phase of forms. Espanyol have been unbeaten for a while, while Gijon have been winless for a while. Despite Sporting Gijon’s win last week, they still have a lot of work to do and may go back to their poor form.
We are on the tent of the home teams as we expect a narrow win of 1-0 from them.
Espanyol vs Sporting Gijon: Bet Tips
Espanyol win at 1.72
Both teams to score (no) at 1.66.