Sporting Gijon vs Valencia Match Analysis & Prediction
18/01/2023 9:00 pm
Sporting Gijon and Valencia will both be looking to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday when they meet at Estadio Municipal El Molinon.
While the hosts are currently occupying 15th place in the Segunda Division, Valencia find themselves in 12th position in the La Liga table.
When Gennaro Gattuso arrived at Valencia in the summer, there was optimism that he could spearhead a return to European football for Los Che.
However, just one victory from eight matches in La Liga has left Valencia more concerned with avoiding a relegation battle, the current gap to the bottom three standing at four points.
Los Che have also suffered back-to-back defeats in the league, going down 2-1 to Villarreal before they were beaten 1-0 by Cadiz on January 6.
That was a particularly damaging defeat for Gattuso’s side who must now turn their attention to this competition in a bid to kick-start their campaign since the resumption.
Valencia made light work of underdogs La Nucia in the previous round, claiming a 3-0 victory through goals from Justin Kluivert, Ilaix Moriba and Hugo Duro.
Few would have expected Sporting Gijon to reach the last 16 of the competition when they were met with an impressive Rayo Valecano outfit in the previous round.
However, two goals from Uros Milovanovic helped the team secure a remarkable victory over opponents who are currently in ninth in La Liga.
That result was in sharp contrast to Sporting Gijon’s league form, with just one win being recorded in 12 matches, leaving the club just three points above the second tier relegation zone.
Sporting Gijon vs. Valencia Head to head
In the previous 24 meetings between these two sides, Sporting Gijon have claimed six victories while Valencia have won 12, and they have drawn in six. Valencia have scored 36 goals and conceded 22 in the process.
31/01/2016Valencia0Sporting Gijon1La Liga
16/10/2016Sporting Gijon1Valencia2La Liga
11/03/2017Valencia1Sporting Gijon1La Liga
08/01/2019Sporting Gijon2Valencia1Copa del Rey
15/01/2019Valencia3Sporting Gijon0Copa del Rey
Sporting Gijon Team News
Abelardo could alter with his Sporting Gijon side having made two first-half substitutions on the back of his team losing 2-0 to Racing Santander after 24 minutes.
There is a possibility of Christian Rivera replacing Bruno Gonzalez if Abelardo decides to switch to a three-man midfield.
Sporting Gijon's Last 5 Matches
17/12/2022Real Oviedo1Sporting Gijon0Segunda Division
21/12/2022Numancia0Sporting Gijon3Copa del Rey
03/01/2023Sporting Gijon2Rayo Vallecano0Copa del Rey
06/01/2023Sporting Gijon1Levante1Segunda Division
14/01/2023Racing Santander2Sporting Gijon0Segunda Division
Valencia Team News
Having overseen Valecia push Real Madrid all the way in the Supercopa de Espana, Gattuso will give consideration to selecting the same starting lineup.
Hugo Duro could take the place of Edinson Cavani, who came through 120 minutes against Real Madrid and may be rested.
Valencia's Last 5 Matches
03/01/2023La Nucia0Valencia3Copa del Rey
11/01/2023Real Madrid(P)1Valencia1Super Cup
Sporting Gijon vs. Valencia: Odds and Predictions
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