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Rayo Vallecano visit Estadio El Molinón-Enrique Castro on Monday for the La Liga 2 game with hosts Sporting de Gijón.
View all of the Sporting de Gijón v Rayo Vallecano predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Sporting de Gijón
Sporting de Gijón will be hoping for a better result after a 1-0 La Liga 2 loss in their previous game against CD Mirandés.
In that game, Sporting de Gijón managed 49% possession and 4 shots on goal with 1 on target. At the other end, CD Mirandés got 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Sergio Moreno (13') was the scorer for CD Mirandés.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Sporting de Gijón have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Rojiblancos have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 5 goals in the process. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see whether the trend shall be maintained in this next game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sporting de Gijón:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Rayo Vallecano in their previous 5 matches.
- have not won against Rayo Vallecano in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 home league matches.
After being beaten in their last game against UD Almería in La Liga 2 competition, Rayo Vallecano will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Rayo Vallecano had 37% possession and 14 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. UD Almería had 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Jorge Cuenca (95') scored for UD Almería.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Rayo Vallecano has been fairly consistent in recent matches. A glance at their last 6 meetings reveals that this has occurred 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal tally of 4 while Franjirrojos have scored 4.
Heading into this contest, Rayo Vallecano have not won away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 23/09/2015, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Sporting de Gijón winning 1 of those games, Rayo Vallecano 1 and 4 being drawn in normal time.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 of them from Rojiblancos and 7 coming from Franjirrojos. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league encounter between these sides was La Liga 2 match day 35 on 25/06/2020 and the score finished Rayo Vallecano 1-1 Sporting de Gijón.
That day, Rayo Vallecano managed 60% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Yacine Qasmi (76').
Sporting de Gijón got 6 shots on goal with 1 on target. Álvaro Vázquez (45') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Luis Milla Alvendiz.
Team News: Sporting de Gijón
Sporting de Gijón manager David Gallego will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match with a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Rayo Vallecano
With a fully healthy squad to pick from, Rayo Vallecano manager Andoni Iraola has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
Our feeling is that Rayo Vallecano will have to work hard as a team to breach the defence of this Sporting de Gijón side who we think might well just have the edge.
We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning margin for Sporting de Gijón at the end of this one.
Little in this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Sporting de Gijón
Stadium: Estadio El Molinón-Enrique Castro (30,000)
Captain: Carlos Carmona
Chairman: Javier Fernández
Manager: David Gallego
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 3
⭐ Star Player: Uroš Đurđević
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Uroš Đurđević was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Having played his first senior match for Rad in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in the LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.