Gijon Plays Decisive Home Game Against EibarPublished April 29, 2016 by Florin P
Sporting Gijon can settle for nothing short of victory (7:30 p.m UK Time).
Defeating Sevilla at home was a giant leap forward for Sporting Gijon, as this victory lifted them above the relegation area. The triumph would be in vain if they fail to replicate that success against Eibar, a team that lacks motivation and usually struggles on the road.
Formidable Head to Head Record for Gijon
In ten games played against Eibar at home, Sporting Gijon won six times and the other four matches ended undecided. It’s an important performance ahead of this fixture, but on this particular occasion, a draw wouldn’t mean much for the home side. Picking up points has been essential throughout the season, yet now that their advantage over the pack is minimal, the hosts need to push for all three points.
Past performance indicates that whenever Sporting Gijon plays with the back against the wall, they give their best and achieve remarkable results. Against Eibar they have very little to fear, because the visitors scored few goals on the road and don’t have any precise objective to fight for the season.
All Eyes on Carlos and Sanabria
The home side has a couple of skilled players up front and the two strikers have scored a combined 18 goals this season. They will play together from the first minute and are likely to be kept on the pitch until the final whistle, as the home side can’t afford to take the food off gas.
After losing back-to-back games by 4 goals to nil, Eibar will take more precautions and their priority will be to prevent opponents from scoring. If the match ends undecided, they won’t mind because they have double digit lead over the teams in the relegation area. Betting at even odds on a team that is in dire need of points and playing against a complacent squad makes perfect sense, with bet365 Sports offering even odds.