Sporting Gijon vs Vallecano: Copa De Rey Preview
The upcoming Copa de Rey match between Sporting Gijon and Vallecano on January 4th, 2023 is sure to be an exciting encounter. Both teams have had strong starts to the season and will be looking to secure a positive result when they meet at the El Molinon Stadium.
Sporting Gijon currently find themselves in 3rd place in the La Liga table and have been putting in some impressive performances this season. They have won 6 out of their last 9 matches and have scored 10 goals in the process. They have also conceded just 7 goals in their last 9 games, so their defensive unit is looking strong.
Vallecano have also been in good form in the La Liga, as they currently sit in 6th place. They have won 4 out of their last 9 matches and have scored 8 goals in the process. However, they have conceded a total of 12 goals in their last 9 games, so they will be looking to tighten up their defence ahead of this fixture.
- GK: Agustin
- DF: Ribas, Alvaro, Navas, Villar
- MF: Ruben, Jesus, Andres
- FW: Asensio, Morales, Tejero
Sporting Gijon are expected to play a 4-3-3 formation and stick to their usual starting lineup, with Agustin in goal, Ribas, Alvaro, Navas, and Villar in defence, Ruben, Jesus, and Andres in midfield, and Asensio, Morales, and Tejero up front. Vallecano, on the other hand, could line up in a 4-4-2, with Pacheco in goal, Angel, Saez, Perez, and Iglesias in defence, Fernandez, Calvo, and Rios in midfield, and Solis and Martinez up front.
On paper, Sporting Gijon look like they have a slight edge, but both these teams are capable of taking home a positive result. We are predicting a scoreline of 2-1 in favour of Sporting Gijon.