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The La Liga 2 tie at Estadio de Vallecas on Thursday sees home side Rayo Vallecano
go up against Sporting de Gijón
. Our tips, poll and stats for Rayo Vallecano v Sporting de Gijón can all be found here including the latest game odds.
Rayo Vallecano head into this fixture following a 3-3 La Liga 2 tied result versus Deportivo de La Coruña. In that game, Rayo Vallecano managed 43% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Rayo Vallecano, the goalscorers were Juan Villar (1', 21') and Mario Suárez (90'). Deportivo de La Coruña got 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Christian Santos (50'), Víctor Mollejo (52') and Ager Aketxe (89') scored for Deportivo de La Coruña.
Rayo Vallecano haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 games. They have claimed a sum of 9 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 8. We will just have to find out if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Rayo Vallecano:
- have not emerged victorious against Sporting de Gijón in their previous 4 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Sporting de Gijón
Since tasting defeat last time out to Real Oviedo in La Liga 2 competition, Sporting de Gijón and their fans will hope to get a better result this time. In that game, Sporting de Gijón managed 53% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Real Oviedo had 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Borja Sánchez (69') was the scorer for Real Oviedo.
A series of effective showings from the Sporting de Gijón defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 2 from their previous 6 outings combined. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, though.
Their past results show that Sporting de Gijón:
- haven't beaten Rayo Vallecano in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 21/04/2012 shows that Rayo Vallecano have won 1 of them and Sporting de Gijón 2, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
A sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for Franjirrojos and 8 for Rojiblancos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The previous league match featuring these sides was LaLiga2 match day 2 on 25/08/2019 when the final score was Sporting de Gijón 1-1 Rayo Vallecano. On that occasion, Sporting de Gijón managed 31% possession and 3 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Borja López (29'). Rayo Vallecano got 20 shots at goal with 4 on target. Andrés Martín (52') scored. The match was refereed by Iñaki Vicandi Garrido.
Team News: Rayo Vallecano
Bebé (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Alberto García (Knee Injury) and Leonardo Ulloa (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Rayo boss Paco Jémez.
Team News: Sporting de Gijón
With a fully injury-free group to pick from, Sporting de Gijón manager Miroslav Đukić doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
When taking all factors into account, Sporting de Gijón should get enough chances to score a goal against this Rayo Vallecano outfit, however it realistically won’t be enough to avoid a loss. We’re expecting a 2-1 advantage for Rayo Vallecano when all is said and done. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de Vallecas (14,790)
Captain: Alberto García
Chairman: Raúl Martín Presa
Manager: Paco Jémez
Competitions: LaLiga2 position 8
🔑 Key Player: Mario Suárez
Mostly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Mario Suárez was born in Madrid, Spain. After having played his first senior match for Atlético de Madrid in the 2005 - 2006 season, the accomplished Midfielder has accumulated 5 league goals in the LaLiga2 2019 - 2020 season so far in a total of 27 appearances.