Rayo Majadahonda vs Sporting Gijon
Spain – Segunda Division
Date: Monday, 8 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Sporting Gijon have seen another troubled away day and a 1-0 loss at Osasuna in late September but we have seen them already bounce back with a 1-0 Segunda Division win over Las Palmas as well as a friendly win over Langreo in their last two outings.
Gijon now travel to Madrid for their Matchday 8 clash at Rayo Majadahonda hoping to build on the tough defensive displays and break into the league’s top 6 with important points at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. They have struggled to keep clean sheets but Ruben Baraja obviously has a lot to hope for, seeing home sides’ struggles for points early on.
Rayo Majadahonda have suffered losses to Granada, Extremadura UD, and Malaga in their last three games with a total of eight goals conceded and just one netted along the way. They sit just above the relegation zone after seven games played and it’s questionable whether they have enough to hold off the rivals and keep hovering above at this point.
Rayo Majadahonda vs Sporting Gijon: Head-to-head
- This is the sides’ first head-to-head clash as they haven’t had a chance to meet before.
- Sporting Gijon have more firepower but have struggled to show it off early in the new campaign.
- The sides have a Copa del Rey clash on schedule and will meet twice in just ten days too.
Rayo Majadahonda vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
Sporting Gijon obviously have higher ambitions and although the still have a lot to prove, we will now stick our necks out for them to snatch all three points at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and go for an Away win at 2.30.
Rayo Majadahonda have struggled to score goals on the regular and consequently sit in the bottom part of the table, which could prove costly once again. We do believe Gijon will have to base any success on a solid defensive approach before anything else and with that in mind, we’ll also go for them to keep a clean sheet here at 2.40!
Rayo Majadahonda vs Sporting Gijon: Bet Tips
Away win @ 2.30
Gijon to keep a clean sheet here @ 2.40.