Extremadura vs Sporting Gijon
Spanish Segunda Division
Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Francisco de la Hera (Almendralejo).
Rojiblancos are struggling to find their shape and finding themselves as a mid-table side.
Jose Alberto’s men are good defensively, conceding 0.8 goals per game. The recent away form is also worrying for Gijon as they won a single game in the last 9 matches.
The absences of quality players in the mid-field are hurting them so badly. In most of the games their mid-field is breached and destroyed by their opponents with quality balls.
On the other hand, Azulgranas are fighting to stay relevant in this league. They are one of newly formed team and are trying to make a name for themselves. Their defensive record is one of the worst in the league, conceding 1.4 goals per game.
Antonio Saravia’ men often play long ball football with two strikers upfront. After parting way with top goal scorer Enric Gallego to Huesca, they are struggling to find a man who can score goals for them.
Extremadura vs Sporting Gijon Head-to-head (h2h)
Both teams met only once in their brief history.
Gijon edge past the home side, 2-0
Extremadura vs Sporting Gijon Prediction
Gijon have the upper hand in this match be as the opponent are very weaker side. But the recent away form of Rojiblancos are so worrying, it will certainly have made negative impact in the minds of Gijon players.
This will make the away side nerves and be causation to play defensively for the entire 90 minutes. The home team will probable play safe and take one point from the game.
Both these side don’t have that much of quality up front to create havoc inside opposition half. This will ensure both these defenses to hold their shape. This match will be a chance for the central back pairing to shine.
Extremadura vs Sporting Gijon Betting Tips
Draw @ 2.90 (19/10)
Both Teams Not to Score Goals @ 1.72 (8/1).