Valencia – S. Gijon, Copa del Rey Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR VALENCIA - SPORTING GIJON
Valencia made 1-1 with Valladolid in La Liga and again disappointed their fans in the last match of the round. The last matches of the bats are pretty high goal scoring overall. Indeed, in Valencia’s last seven games there were goals in both nets, so despite the slight improvement in the attack, it was at the expense of the defense. In the first game they did not play so concentrated, although the loss of 2-1 is not that bad, because now they have the chance to fix this.
Gijon were very brave and they did everything they could in the first game. Still, Gijon is in the middle of Segunda table with no chances for either the top 6 or relegating. In the last match, they got 1-1 with Albacete in a visit, but their form in the visits and at home is radically different. Gijon has only 1 win in the last 11 away games in all competitions.
Valencia will start very motivated from the 1st minute and will want to score goals immediately. Gijon is not renowned for having a great defense, although they will be pretty defensive most likely. We rely on Valencia to be the better team and now they are chasing a comeback, so there is no time to lose. Prediction – Valencia to score in the first half at 1.50. Alternative option – Valencia to score in both halves at 1.86
VALENCIA TEAM NEWS
Batshuayi(15/1 F) is under question. Piccini(13/1 D), Kondogbia(9/0 M) and Guedes(10/0 M) are out
GIJON TEAM NEWS
Perez(14/0 D) is out