Sporting Gijon host Deportivo La Coruna at El Molinon on Sunday noontime in a vital clash to avoid relagation from La Liga.
Sporting Gijon Betting News
Sporting Gijon go into Sunday’s clash knowing anything but a victory would be a massive dent in their hopes to avoid relegation to the Segunda. Sporting currently sit 19th in the table on 17 points after 25 matches, having lost four of their prior six La Liga outings.
Any hopes of survival this season remain thin at best, given their form from the outset. Despite that, hope can be still found: Sporting are undefeated in their last six home matches against Deportivo in all competitions. Don’t expect too many goals here: Gijon have seen under 2.5 goals in their last three home matches against Deportivo in all competitions.
With regard to team news Jorge Mere returns from suspension, while Fernando Amorebieta is also expected to be back after missing out against Barcelona.
Deportivo La Coruna Betting News
Deportivo La Coruna meanwhile go into Sunday’s clash knowing they have a great opportunity to put a cushion between them and their lowly opponents Sporting Gijon. Deportivo currently sit 17th in the table, having garnered 20 points from 24 matches. With a game in hand on their opponents, victory – or even a draw – could be huge for their survival aspirations.
Last time out Deportivo played a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid; a very positive result for the side who had previously lost four La Liga matches in a row. Worryingly for Deportivo however, Deportivo have failed to win their last 13 away matches. Furthermore, Deportivo have conceded at least two goals in their last three away matches in La Liga.
Looking at team news meanwhile it seems as if Alejandro Arribas could be preferred to Raul Albentosa despite the latter returning from a ban. Finally, Guilherme is out with an injury problem, which will mean that Pedro Mosquera will link up with Celso Borges in the middle of midfield.
Sporting Gijon vs Deportivo La Coruna Match Prediction
Sunday’s early La Liga kick-off may not promise the best players, but the stakes are huge for both clubs and means just as much to the fans in the stands as the ones in the Camp Nou or Bernabeu.
With a game in hand and three points clear for their opponents for Deportivo, expect the away side to play it safe here. A victory would be huge, but the attraction of playing for a draw will be too much here.