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Numancia vs Gijon Prediction & Betting tips
Tight game is what awaits us this Thursday at the New Stadium Los Pajaritos in Soria, when Numancia plays in their game against Sporting Gijón, corresponding to the Second Day of the King’s Cup in Spain.
Those led by Lopez Garai are very motivated to this commitment after the last weekend they got their first win of the season after beating Elche with a solo goal by Guillermo Fernández via the penalty kick, but what left the coach happy is that his defensive block improved with respect to his first three games where he received goals in each of them.
But in short, now Numancia is preparing for its debut in the Copa del Rey where in the edition reached the round of 16 being eliminated by Real Madrid in a series that were very happy with the draw with two goals in the Santiago Bernabéu.
Meanwhile, the situation is different store Sporting Gijón, and that is led by Ruben Baraja come to lose their undefeated when the last weekend lost 1-0 to the recently descended Deportivo La Coruna with a goal that came in the final minute.
Despite this, no one can deny the good work that Sporting Gijón has been doing, which at the moment totals 7 points, five points less than the leader of Malaga and two points less than the second one, which is Mallorca.
Coach Baraja returns to rely on his defensive line that has only received two goals in the four games, and that playing as a visitor is not his strong Sporting Gijón, to the point that only they won 6 games and lost up to 10 of the 21 away games in the previous season.
As for direct confrontations, the numbers favor a Sporting Gijon who leads the series by two wins, in 28 direct games against Numancia.
However, Los Rojillos were much more successful in the clashes at Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos, where they won 7, tied 3 and lost 3 of 13 games against their fans against Gijón.
Keep in mind that in the previous edition of the Copa del Rey, these teams met in the third round and after equaling one goal, the definition went to penalties and in that instance was Numancia who was left with the series .
Numancia vs Gijon head to head matches
10.02.18 LL2 Gijon Numancia 2 : 0
19.09.17 CDR Gijon Numancia 1 : 2 (1 : 1)
16.09.17 LL2 Numancia Gijon 3 : 0
25.01.15 LL2 Gijon Numancia 3 : 0
23.08.14 LL2 Numancia Gijon 1 : 2