Sporting Gijon v Atletico Madrid La Liga predictions, live stream and betting tips here. Los Colcheneros are in need of three points as they go in search of a coveted top three finish.
Sporting Gijon v Atletico Madrid match stats
- Sporting Gijon have lost five of their last six home matches in La Liga
- Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in seven league matches ahead of this tie
- Los Colchoneros won the reverse fixture 5-0 at the Vicente Calderon
Sporting Gijon v Atletico Madrid betting preview
Sporting Gijon are battling against relegation at the foot of the Spanish top tier this season. Rojiblancos currently sit in 18th place with 16 Primera Division league games remaining, although they are still in with a chance of survival as only a few points separate them from the teams above them such as Deportivo La Coruna and CD Leganes.
In fact, Rubi's men picked up a vital win in a six pointer against Leganes last weekend and that win was made all the more important by the fact that it was his side's first win in ten matches and they had lost eight of the last nine previous games in all competitions. Whether they can build on that victory remains to be seen but a win here seems unlikely, hence odds of 8/15 with Sky Bet
Atletico Madrid are looking less likely to push Real Madrid and Barcelona for the La Liga title this year as they struggle to keep in touch with the El Clasico rivals. In fact, los Colchoneros aren't even occupying a top three spot at the moment with Sevilla four points clear following Atleti's less than consistent start to the season, although things are looking up at the moment.
Diego Simeone's men battled to a hard-fought 3-2 win over Celta Vigo last weekend to extend their unbeaten run to seven league matches and with the likes of Villarreal and Real Sociedad hot on their heels for a top four place, they can't afford many more slip ups in the remaining weeks of the season and we expect them to win this game at odds of 6/1 with William Hill
Atletico are struggling a little bit defensively thanks to injuries to goalkeeper Jan Oblak and skipper Diego Godin. Los Colchoneros conceded twice to Os Celticos last weekend but still managed to get the win and in front of their home supporters, we fancy Sporting to find the net on Sunday - although we expect the visitors to still get the win so we're on the match result and BTTS bets at 11/4 with Ladbrokes
Antoine Griezmann hasn't been at his very best in La Liga so far this term but he still leads the Atleti scoring charts with nine La Liga goals. The French international including a dramatic winner in last weekend's win over Celta Vigo. The 25 year old will have had his confidence boosted by that strike - we fancy him to add another to his tally this weekend at 11/10 with William Hill
Atletico to win and BTTS @ 11/4 with Ladbrokes
Antoine Griezmann to score at any time @ 11/10 with William Hill