Sporting Gijon vs Eibar
Spain- Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Molinón (Gijon).
The former La Liga side will take on the struggling Eibar for a spot in the last 16 of the CDR. These two sides have rich history of h2h battles in all competitions.
The hosts are on a 4 game unbeaten run including one win, from all competitions. Last 4 games ended as a draw in normal time and the win came after penalties.
They have lost only 3 games in the last 10 matches and have difficulty in scoring as well with 7 goals in those 10 games.
At home they are unbeaten in 6 games with 3 wins in them. None of these games have had a scoreline of over 2.5 this season. RSG have scored 7 goals at home and conceded 2 in return.
The Gunsmiths are struggling in La Liga to find wins. They are 15th in the table with 3 wins. Having conceded 17 goals already they are weak in defense.
From the previous 6 games at all venues they have lost 3 and won 2. From 5 away games this season Eibar has lost 3 and have only 1 win coming against Getafe. The most famous away result is a 1-1 draw to Atletico Madrid.
Jose Mendilibar’s team are also lacking in scoring with 10 goals in the same number of games.
Sporting Gijon vs Eibar: Head-to-head (h2h)
In the last 6 h2h encounters Eibar is leading with 4 wins and lost the other 2 games.
Of the previous 4 h2h matches 3 saw over 2.5 goals scored and all those games was won by Eibar. Also both the teams scored in those 3 matches.
At Estadio El Molinón the home side has 3 wins in the last 5 h2h games. From those 5 games 3 saw over 2.5 goals in total.
But Eibar has won the recent 2 games at the home of the Red and Whites and those games produced over 2.5 games in total with both teams scoring.
Sporting Gijon vs Eibar: Prediction
Home form of Gijon is exceptional but all of those matches have been against second division opposition. Eibar is the first real competition they will have at home.
The best result till now at home is win against Las Palmas who are 5th in the Segunda Division at the moment. Also the goalless draw against bottom side Cordoba at home will put doubts about their strength against Eibar on Thursday.
Eibar is also low on morale coming from a 4-0 thumping away defeat to Celta Vigo. So the game will be close and we can expect a draw in first half and then the away side winning with 6.00 odd.
Also with the second leg to play at Eibar’s home they will look for a crucial away goal. Since the home side are good in scoring at home, it is safe to say both the teams will find the net in this cup match with a 1.95 odd.
Sporting Gijon vs Eibar: Betting Tips
HT/FT – Draw/Eibar @ 6.00 (5/1).
BTTS @ 1.95 (10/11).