Rayo Majadahonda vs Sporting Gijon
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Rayo Majadahonda host Sporting Gijon just ten days after beating them in the Segunda Division tie at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. The occasion is now Copa del Rey as teams battle each other for a spot in the last 32 of the cup competition.
The hosts have never been at this stage in Copa del Rey and they will no doubts be highly motivated to bag a result against divisional rivals on Thursday evening.
Gijon opened the new Segunda Division season in an underwhelming fashion in general. They featured the promotional play-offs last term, but will obviously need a mountain to climb to get there this time around after such a slow start. Rojiblancos sit 10th in the league ladder and they won just one of last six league games.
Things look particularly bad for Sporting when they play away from El Molinon. They lost three on the bounce on travels where they generally took only one point in four games so far in Segunda.
Rayo Majadahonda vs Sporting Gijon: Head-to-head
The two sides played each other for the first time ever ten days ago when Rayo Majadahonda took a 2-1 victory on the home patch.
Aitor Garcia and Isaac Carcelen bagged goals for the hosts, while Carlos Carmona only managed to find the consolation goals for Los Rojiblancos.
Rayo Majadahonda vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
Majariegos look to have gained the winning mentality as they offered two pressure-free displays in back-to-back wins over Gijon and Oviedo in Segunda Division. The head coach Antonio Iriondo can be thrilled with his men’s defensive showings in these ties as the team shipped just one goal along.
Sporting, on the other side, notched just two goals in four away games in the league. We will thus back Rayo Majadahonda not to lose at the 1.57 odds, while you can alternatively shoot for the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.53.
Rayo Majadahonda vs Sporting Gijon: Bet Tips
Rayo Majadahonda or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).