Sporting de Gijón
Sporting de Gijón will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-2 La Liga 2 loss in their previous game against UD Las Palmas.
In that game, Sporting de Gijón managed 51% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Sporting de Gijón was Uroš Đurđević (24', 35'). UD Las Palmas got 10 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Rober (54', 56') and Edu Espiau (84') scored for UD Las Palmas.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, David Gallego’s Sporting de Gijón have found the net a total of 7 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Analysis of their past results shows that Sporting de Gijón:
- have not lost a league tie with Albacete in their previous 2 matches.
- haven’t been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Tenerife in La Liga 2 competition, Albacete will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Albacete managed 48% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Tenerife got 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. Samuel Shashoua (68') and Fran Sol (84') scored for Tenerife.
It is worth noting that Albacete have suffered from a lack of goals over their previous six clashes, contributing the poor return of only 2. In those fixtures, Queso Mecánico have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 10.
Heading into this contest, Albacete haven’t won away from home in the past 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 26/11/2017 tells us that Sporting de Gijón have won 2 of these games & Albacete 1, with the number of drawn games being 3.
In all, 15 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 8 from Rojiblancos and 7 belonging to Queso Mecánico. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was La Liga 2 match day 39 on 09/07/2020 and the score finished Albacete 1-1 Sporting de Gijón.
In that match, Albacete had 56% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Roman Zozulya (69′).
For their opponents, Sporting de Gijón had 9 shots on goal with 6 on target. Aitor García (22′) was the scorer.
The referee was Daniel Trujillo Suárez.
Team News: Sporting de Gijón
Sporting de Gijón manager David Gallego will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Albacete
Due to a mostly available group, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Albacete manager Aritz López Garai to contend with. Javi Jiménez (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the opinion that Albacete have the firepower to get a goal against this Sporting de Gijón lineup, but that probably won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our tip is for a close game with a 2-1 victory for Sporting de Gijón at the end of the match. Looking forward to this.
What are the best odds for the game?
Looking at what the bookmakers’ view is of this game in the 90 min. result market, staking on Sporting de Gijón can be had for 1.87, backing the game finishing all-square is 3.2 & selecting a win for Albacete can be had at 5.5. Those are the best of the returns offered at the current time.
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