Deportivo La Coruna vs Sporting Gijon
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 1st October 2016
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Riazor, A Coruna.
Deportivo La Coruna was not expected to trouble Atletico Madrid when the two sides met at the Vicente Calderon last weekend. Without any surprises the match ended in a 1-0 win for the hosts which handed Deportivo their third defeat of the season. Since the 2-1 win over Eibar on matchday 1, Deportivo hardly troubled any team in the league they met so far. They are on a five match win-less run with two 0-0 draws against Alaves and Betis being the positives during the period.
Sporting Gijon are also struggling at the moment and their 5-0 defeat to Barcelona is their third straight defeat in the league. They have shown some promise at the start of the season winning 2 and drawing 1 from the first three. Now they are back to square one and their head-coach Abelardo Fernandez will be keen to see his men regroup and put an end to their bad run of results.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Sporting Gijon: Head-to-Head
- Sporting Gijon are unbeaten in the last 10 league games against Deportivo La Coruna, with 5 wins and 5 draws during the period.
- Deportivo lost 2-3 in the corresponding league meeting at Riazor last season, while took a point from a 1-1 draw in the away leg.
- Deportivo’s last 5 home games against Sporting Gijon saw 3 draws and 2 defeats.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
There is nothing special in the recent forms of these two sides. But Deportivo La Coruna are a team on back foot with their poor head-to-head record against Gijon. They haven’t won home or away since 1998 and this will be a tough fixture to end their 5 match win-less run in the league.
Gijon on the other hand are coming on the back of three consecutive defeats and there is equal pressure on them like their opponents. They have shown signs of brilliance at the start of the season and if they can lift their game, they will get all three points.
However on the current form, this games is destined to end in a draw. A correct full time score of 1-1 at is worth the risk.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Sporting Gijon: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw/Granada at 1.85 (17/20)
Both Teams to Score at 2.00 (1/1).