Real Betis and Sporting Gijón measure forces in the Benito Villamarín Stadium, in a game for the 19th matchday of the First Division. The history of direct matches played at this stadium indicates balance between these two teams, as there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they met at this stadium was on 20-02-2016, in a match for Primera División, which ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the game were scored by G. Pezzella (67 ‘) for Real Betis and Carlos Castro (65′) for Sporting Gijón. Special attention is required for the home / away condition, as both teams show significant results Different in their games at home and abroad.
Real Betis Analysis
After 6 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses, the home team is in 14th place, having won 21 points. In the last game, they lost with Atletico Madrid away by (1-0), after in the previous game to have won (2-0) at home in a game against Leganés. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 defeats as a visitor; Against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last 9 home games for the league Real Betis has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, so he has won 15 points out of 27. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 6 of their last 9 games for this competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 18 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to return to the result.
The Real Betis set up for this game with a defeat at the field of Atletico Madrid 1-0, adding the third snub in the last four games played. Despite the defeat, coach Víctor Sánchez must align in the same tactical system of the last meeting, that is, 5-3-2, with Rubén Castro and Alex Alegría being the most advanced man in the home team. It is important to note that Ruben Castro is Betis’ top scorer with 8 goals scored. For this game the coach can not use Gutierrez, Sanabria and Musonda, due to injury, besides Aissa Mandi, player that is in CAN.
Sporting Gijon Analysis
After 3 wins, 3 draws and 12 losses, the visiting team is in 18th place, having won 12 points. In the last game, he lost with Eibar at home (2-3), after losing in the previous game in a game against Las Palmas, (1-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 5 draws and 10 losses as a visitor; Against 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in his stadium. In the last 9 away games for the championship Sporting Gijón has 2 draws and 7 defeats, reason why it has gained 2 points in 27 possible.
In this competition, you have lost the last 4 away games and have not won any of the last 9 games you played as a visitor. In his games as a visitor there are some frequent results: the 0-0 interval (5 in 9 games) and the end of the game 2-1 (4 in 9 games). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to score goals, since 6 of his last 9 games for this competition ended with over 2.5 goals. This is a team that scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 4 of its last 18 games for the Primera División, of those 4 it reached the interval in advantage in 2 and won in the end of the 90 ‘in 3. In 18 matches in this race , Suffered the first goal 12 times and never managed to return the result. There have been 1 period in the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Sporting Gijón kicks off with a 3-0 defeat at home against Eibar, adding their fifth consecutive defeat in official matches: goals were scored by Carlos Carmona and Nacho Cases. In this game, the new Rubi coach must play in 4-4-2, favoring fast attacks, especially through the corridors: Carmona and Gómez are very fast and excellent in the defense-attack transition. Duje Cop is the great highlight of Sporting Gijón with 6 goals scored. It seems that the coach can not count on Castellano, N’di and Mere, all for injury.