Valencia vs Sporting Gijon Match Info
Date: Tuesday January 15 2019
Kick-off time: 8.30pm GMT
Venue: Mestalla Stadium
Valencia vs Sporting Gijon Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
January 8 2019 (Copa del Rey): Sporting Gijon 2-1 Valencia
March 11 2017: Valencia 1-1 Sporting Gijon
October 16 2016: Sporting Gijon 1-2 Valencia
Valencia vs Sporting Gijon Stats
- All of Valencia’s last six matches have finished either 1-1 or 2-1 (two wins, two draws, two defeats)
- They have lost only one of their last 10 home games
- Sporting Gijon have been beaten in just one of their latest eight matches
Valencia vs Sporting Gijon Match Preview
On-loan Derby County striker Nick Blackman gave Sporting Gijon an advantage to take to Valencia for this return match, but it may not be enough for his side to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
Blackman scored 11 minutes from the end after Noblejas had put Gijon ahead only for Kevin Gameiro to equalise just before half-time.
It gives Gijon, who were relegated from the Primera Division two seasons ago after their latest top-flight spell lasted just a couple of years, a chance of adding Valencia to the scalp of Eibar they have claimed in their Copa del Rey run this term.
Currently in Segunda Division mid-table, Jose Alberto’s side have plenty on their plate, however, if they are to hang on to their lead against a Valencia team who have started to win much more regularly at home since the start of November compared to earlier in the season.
Los Che have got over the incessant draws that marked the first two months of their campaign and they are climbing La Liga table into a position where they can launch a challenge to again qualify for European football.
Gameiro’s goal in the first leg helps Valencia’s cause considerably and we think they can claim a victory that would send them into the last eight without having to rely on extra time or penalties.
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