Sporting Gijon vs Villarreal;
Spanish La Liga, Matchday 38;
Date: Sunday, 15-May-2016;
Kick-Off: 18:30 GMT;
Venue: El Molinón, Gijon.
Sporting Gijon will continue their fight for survival when they host Villarreal at Estadio El Molinon on Sunday 15th May 2016.
Sporting Gijon are in 17th position with 36 points, same points with Getafe in the 17th position, but they are in relegation zone below Getafe based on Head to Head count which makes Getafe Superior. They will need a win in this match, hoping that Getafe lose to give them a chance to stay in La Liga next season.
Sporting Gijon have picked up in performance lately, they have only lost to Barcelona in their last 5 games, they have won 2 and drawn 2. At home, they are currently on 2 game winning streak, and have won 3 of their last 6 games, they have also lost 3.
Villarreal on the other hand have already sealed their Champions League qualification for next season, they are 4 points above Celta De Vigo in 5th position and have nothing to lose if they fail to grab all 3 points in this game.
Villarreal seem to have fallen out of form lately, after losing 3-0 to English side Liverpool they lost to Deportivo La Coruna, making it 4 loses in 6 games. They have won only 2 of their last 6 away games in all competition and lost 4 which is poor.
Sporting Gijon: Team News
The home team will be without Nacho Cases as he is suspended for this game, also Omar Mascarell has a knock and won’t be available for the home side.
Sporting Gijon: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Lopez, Mere, Hernandez, Lora;
Jonny, Halilovic, Carmona;
Villarreal: Team News
Juame Costa is the only missing player for the visitors, the rest of the team is in good condition
Villarreal: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Mario, Bailly, Ruiz, Rukavina;
Santos, Pina, Bruno, Suarez;
Sporting Gijon vs Villarreal: Head To Head stats
Villarreal have dominated their recent games against Sporting Gijon, they have won 6 of their last 7 games against Sporting Gijon.
Villarreal have lost only 3 games to Sporting Gijon, they have won 9 times against them.
Sporting Gijon vs Villarreal: Prediction
Games between these two teams hardly ends in draw, so a draw will hardly occur in this one. Villarreal may be superior considering their head to head stats but their recent form is poor compared to the home teams. Sporting will gibe them a real fight but at the end i think the visitors will have a narrow win.
I predict a 1-0 win in favour of Villarreal which means under 3.5 goals is a safe bet, but under 2.5 goals will be more recommended.