Rayo Vallecano vs Sporting Gijon Prediction and Preview – 23/09/15
Spanish La Liga preview – Rayo Vallecano Vs Sporting Gijon prediction
For Rayo Vallecano, Ze Castro is in contention for a start after injury but the clean sheet in last game should tempt them to continue with the same side. Bebe is back in contention and could be involved from the start. Patrick Ebert is still serving a suspension with Pablo Hernandez likely to deputise for him.
For Sporting Gijon, Ivan Cuellar is out of contention with a knee problem and Alberto is set to start in the goal. Lora will be involved though there are concerns over the nasty gash he tool to his head in the last game. Tony Sanabria and Alen Halilovic are combining well and should retain their starting places.
Rayo Vallecano: 4-2-3-1 formation: Tono; Rat, Amaya, Llorente, Nacho; Baena, Trashorras; Embarba, Bebe, Hernandez; Guerra
Gijon: 4-4-2 formation: Garcia; Lopez, Hernandez, Bernardo, Lora; Jony, Alvarez, Cases, Halilovic; Sanabria, Guerrero
- Rayo Vallecano have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Sporting Gijon in all competitions
- Sporting Gijon have not lost their last 4 matches against Rayo Vallecano in all competitions
- Sporting Gijon have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Rayo Vallecano in all competitions
Rayo Vallecano picked up crucial three points and a clean sheet against Las Palmas in the weekend. Before that game, they shipped 6 goals in 2 matches. Paco Gomez will hope that his squad can reproduce their spark from the weekend.
The visitors on the other hand picked their first three points of the season against Deportivo in the weekend. They also got their first goals of the season and netted thrice in that match. Abelardo will hope that his team can pick up from there and build up to the season.
It would be an interesting match between two teams still coming to terms with the season. The hosts will want to continue their defensive shield from the last match while the away team will look to continue their new-found scoring record. It could go either way by a single goal margin but the match looks set to be a draw.
Sporting Gijon draw or win at 4/6 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Over 2.5 goals in the match at 19/20 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Sanabria to score anytime at 3/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
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