Gijon vs Valencia
Spain – Copa del Rey.
Date: Tuesday, 8th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: Estadio El Molinón (Gijón).
Only 16 teams remain in the Copa del Rey in the title race. Gijon will face Valencia in the first leg of the round of 16 on Tuesday in front of their home fans.
The Red and Whites are on a 6 match unbeaten run that includes 3 wins from all competitions. The last 3 games they played had fewer than 2.5 goals at the final whistle. They have also not lost a game in the last 10 occasions at home. At present they have a 2 match winning streak going on as well.
This recent form has placed them midway in the Segunda Division table. But matches against teams like Valencia will test their strength- both mentally and tactically.
The Oranges are placed inside top-10 in La Liga. Head coach Marcelino will have his team prepared for this first leg of the Cup tie. He would want his team to leave this match with some away goals which may prove crucial later on.
A 5 match unbeaten run is active for the team from La Liga, of which they have won 3. Both sides scored in 3 of their most recent games. But away form is not so convincing for the Bats. Two wins and losses each in their last 5 competitive away matches do not mark an exceptional run of form.
Valencia have comparatively easier opposition compared to some other teams in the Cup. So maybe they can win here and improve that away record a bit.
Gijon vs Valencia: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Valencia have 3 wins and a defeat in the last h2h matches across all venues.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 5 games.
- The Bats are on a 4 match win streak away from home against this opposition.
- Less than 2.5 goals were scored at final whistle in 4 of the last 5 games between these two teams here.
Gijon vs Valencia: Prediction
The away team is on a roll at this venue against the hosts. With a great squad performing well recently in the league, Marcelino will not have many problems on Tuesday. Based on their h2h stats at this venue, a bet can be placed on Valencia to win with 1.85 odd.
The home side has scored 18 goals in 19 matches in their league season. So their forwards are on form. Adding to that, the visitors have been giving away goals in their previous 4 games. So we can bet on both teams finding the target with 1.90 odd.
Gijon vs Valencia: Betting Tips
Valencia to win @ 1.85 (6/7).
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).