Sporting Gijon - Valencia
Spain Copa del Rey - El Molinón
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change
Sporting Gijon will host Valencia in the next round of Copa del Rey on Wednesday, January, 18th. If you want to learn more about this match, check our preview of the game and our predictions for it.
Our Top Sporting Gijon vs Valencia Betting Tips
If you are unsure what is the right bet for the Sporting Gijon vs Valencia duel, check our favourite predictions for this game right here:
Valencia to Win
Last season, Valencia reached the final of Copa del Rey and if they can eliminate Sporting Gijon, they will get to the quarter-finals now and close to repeating that feat. However, Valencia lost four of their last six games in La Liga, so they are not in good form at the moment.
That being said, Sporting Gijon also struggled lately since they only have one win in the last six Segunda matches. With that in mind, a win for Valencia in this game still seems like a reasonable prediction.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
We saw both teams score in three of the last five head-to-head duels between Sporting Gijon and Valencia, so we won't be surprised to see both teams score on Wednesday too.
Furthermore, both teams have scored in 56% of all La Liga matches that Valencia played this season, while the same is true for 43% of all Sporting Gijon games in Segunda so far.
The Top Odds and Key Figures for Sporting Gijon vs Valencia
If you are trying to find the best Sporting Gijon vs Valencia odds, check our selection of odds from the best UK betting sites:
Let us know check out the match in more detail now and the top odds for it:
Sporting Gijon odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.70%
Draw odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30%
Valencia odds: 23/20 (2.15) – 46.50%
We can see from the odds that Valencia is the more likely winner, but not by as big margin as we expected considering they are playing with a team from Segunda. Meanwhile, the top candidate to become the First Goalscorer in the game is Edison Cavani at 5/1 (6.00) odds, which implies a 16.70% probability.
Sporting Gijon vs Valencia – Team News, Latest Form, and Probable Lineups
While the guests are the obvious favourite, this could be an interesting match after all. So, here's a closer look at both teams ahead of it:
At the moment, Sporting Gijon is sitting in the lower half of the standings in Segunda and they are not that far ahead of the first team in the relegation zone. That being said, they are also not that far from the playoff zone either, but their current form is not that great since they only have one win in the last six games in the league.
Meanwhile, Nacho Méndez and Axel Bamba are currently on the team's injury list and out of the next game.
Sporting Gijon Predicted Lineup:
Cuellar – Rosas, Insua, Gragera, Sanchez – Rivera, Diaz, Martin – Garcia, Milovanovic, Otera
After a solid start of the season, it seems that Valencia has now struggled in recent matches. After all, the team has lost four of their last six matches in the league, along with one win and one draw. So, it seems that Copa del Rey might be their best chance to try and secure a place in Europe next season, however unlikely that might be.
When it comes to team news, Samu Castillejo and Nico González are out with injuries at the moment.
Valencia Predicted Lineup:
Mamardashvili – Correia, Comert, Ozkacar, Gaya – Moriba, Almeida, Musah – Kluivert, Duro, Lino
Teams will announce their starting lineups around one hour prior to kickoff.
Player to Watch: Hugo Guillamon
The young Spanish midfielder has been one of the best contributors for Valencia on the offensive end in La Liga this season, so we chose him as our player to watch in their upcoming Copa del Rey duel against Sporting Gijon.
After all, Guillamon has one goal and four assists in the Spanish league this season and his creativity in the midfield is the driving force for Valencia's attack, so keep an eye on him in this game.
Sporting Gijon vs Valencia – FAQ
- Where is the match being held? The match is being held at Estadio El Molinon in Gijon.
- When is the game starting? The game is starting at 6 pm GMT on Thursday, January 18th.
- What was the score in the last duel between these teams? Valencia beat Sporting Gijon 3-0 last time they met.