Sporting Gijon welcomes Valencia
Sporting Gijon welcomes Valencia in a first 1/8-final from the Spanish Copa del Rey. Let’s take a look at this fixture at the Estadio Municipal El Molinon in our winning soccer predictions for today.
Sporting Gijon reached this phase of the competition, after winning the tie against Rayo Majadahonda in the previous round. These two sides met at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The result after 90 minutes was 1-1. Neftali Manzambi opened the score for Gijon, but Aitor Ruibal equalized for Rayo in the last minutes of the game.
This led to penalty kicks, where the visitors showed better nerves and won the game, qualifying for the 1/8-finals.
Sporting Gijon are currently 11th in Segunda Division with 26 points and a record of 6 wins, 8 draws and 6 defeats. In their last game in the league they suffered a 1-2 defeat during the home game with Real Zaragoza.
Valencia are a team which will fight to qualify for the final of the competition. This season Los Che are not as convincing as they were last year, when they finished in the Top 4 of the league and returned to the Champions League.
At this moment Valencia are 11th in La Liga’s standings with 22 points and a record of 4 wins, 10 draws and 4 losses. Marcelino’s team is not losing very often, but as you can see, the club from Estadio Mestalla is doing a lot of draws. This is the reason why Valencia are currently on 9 points behind the 4th Deportivo Alaves and the Top 4.
In their last game Valencia suffered a defeat. Marcelino’s team travelled to meet Deportivo Alaves, but conceded a 1-2 loss. Dani Parejo opened the score for Los Che, but Alaves turned the game around with goals from Borja Baston and Tomas Pina.
That’s our winning soccer predictions for today for the Copa del Rey clash between Sporting Gijon and Valencia.