Sporting Gijon welcome Real Betis to El Molinon on Sunday midday as they look to bounce back from their latest defeat; a deflating 2-1 loss to Rayo Vallecano.
Sporting Gijon Betting News
Sunday poses a prime opportunity for Sporting to launch themselves toward the top-half of the division, following a disappointing loss away at the Vallecas.
Sporting, who sit in 13th place, were unbeaten until their last game, will see Sunday as a perfect route to get back to their tough-to-beat ways, with Real Betis in a similarly erratic form.
With Espanyol and Granada to follow for Sporting, the next few weeks could be crucial in deciding whether they’ll be battling it in the bottom or top-half of the table for the campaign.
Alberto will continue in goal for the hosts, with Ivan Cuellar still short with knee trouble, while Tony Sanabria will be another injury absentee, with Castro and Guerrero set to feature up top.
Real Betis Betting News
Real Betis on the other hand arrive at Sporting knowing defeat could be damning for their season at this early juncture, as they sit in 14th place after game week five.
Betis’ latest match – a 2-1 defeat at home to Deportivo La Coruna – illustrates the inconsistency which Pepe Mel’s side too often possess.
However, the previous match – a 0-0 away at the Mastalla – shows they’re a side capable of a sturdy away performance, which heightens interest for this early Sunday clash.
Dani Ceballos should return following a ban for the visitors, while Alfred N’Diaye is sidelined due to injury, meaning that Petros should come into the midfield.
Meanwhile Francisco Molinero is also out of action, with Cristian Piccini likely to come back in at right-back.
Sporting Gijon vs Real Betis Match Prediction
Sunday’s early game is an intriguing game, but it is undoubtedly a meeting of two poor teams, in poor and unsurprisingly inconsistent form.
Real Betis, who have failed to win their last six away matches in La Liga – are likely to come away with a draw for this fixture.
Match Betting Tip: Draw @3.20 at Bet365