Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon
Spanish Segunda Division
Date: Friday, 18 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Romareda (Zaragoza).
Both Zaragoza and Sporting Gijon are having underwhelming Segunda Division campaigns respectively in this term of the competition. They both featured promotional play-offs last time out, but will most likely miss out on it this season.
Los Manos will definitely fail to match last term success. They will even be happy to save the second division status following a dreadful campaign. The head coach Victor Fernandez managed to find the winning formula in the last couple of weeks, though, but it came only to help Los Manos avoid the red zone.
Zaragoza are six points above the danger area thanks to a thread of three wins in last four league affairs. They demolished bottom-half rivals Extremadura 0-3 on the road on Saturday to boost up the confidence coming into this Friday’s Matchday curtain-raiser against RSG.
Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon: Head-to-head
Los Manos have always been unpleasant opposition to Sporting Gijon.
They won 11, drew 10 and lost 4 of 25 encounters with RSG.
Gijon only managed to snatch one win in twelve visits to Estadio de la Romareda over the course of history.
Zaragoza won each of last three H2H matches against Sporting Gijon.
Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon: Prediction
The team led by Jose Alberto Perez will come into this in completely opposite form to their counterparts. They are winless in last four league outings, a streak which saw three draws and one defeat. The lack of attacking creativity and the proper build-up play was the main reason for such spell of form as Gijon notched only two goals during the process.
Such form caused Sporting’s drop to 10th place in the league ladder. Promotional play-offs are seven points away. With just four games left to play, it’s clear the visitors can only keep theoretical chances of reaching 6th-placed Cadiz with a victory here.
Nonetheless, both form and head to head tradition speak in Zaragoza’s favour and we have to take the 2.00 odds offered for their win as the main betting recommendation here.
Zaragoza vs Sporting Gijon: Bet Tips
Zaragoza to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5).