Sporting Gijon vs Sevilla
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 29th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: El Molinon (Gijon).
Sporting Gijon were one of the sides that narrowly escaped relegation last season. By look of how they have started the 2016/17 campaign, they might need the similar stroke of lucky as we reach the advance stages of the season. However, they started the season with 2 wins and a draw from their first three matches. And since then they haven’t won in any of the 6 matches in La Liga. They settled for a goal-less draw away at Granada last weekend, which halted their 5 match losing streak.
Sevilla are coming on the back of a morale boosting 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid on the weekend. This lifted them up to the second place at the end of the matchday 9. But they were league leaders for a short period until Real Madrid’s 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao. There are more positive for Sampaoli as Sevilla ended their long standing win-less run away from home in the previous week with a 3-2 thrilling win against the newly promoted Leganes. There are no doubts that this side will be boosted by the new found confidence.
Sporting Gijon vs Sevilla: Head-to-Head Stats
Gijon were victorious in each of their last three home matches in La Liga against Sevilla. They were defeated only once at home by Sevilla in the last 6 meetings, while the rest 5 ended in wins in Gijon’s favour.
At the same time, Sevilla have a 100% win record in their last 5 home matches against Gijon.
Sporting Gijon vs Sevilla: Prediction
Gijon’s current form is extremely poor and it would be interesting to see if Sevilla can keep up their new found confidence while playing away from home. Meanwhile, Gijon’s home record against Sevilla is pretty solid. And this could be playing in the Sampaoli’s mind when they visit El Molinon on Saturday afternoon. The former Chile boss also have a Champions League match to consider this mid-week. So squad rotation is expected, which in turn could play straight into the hands of Gijon, who are desperate for a win at any cost.
Sporting Gijon vs Sevilla: Betting Tips
Sporting Gijon to win at 3.60 (13/5)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.95 (19/20).