Real Madrid v Sporting Gijón is the next fixture Los Blancos have to face at Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday (15:15, UK time). Zidane’s side can widen the gap with Barcelona up to 7 points if they are able to beat Sporting, currently occupying one of the three spots in the relegation zone.
Real Madrid v Sporting Gijón Preview
Real Madrid are now unbeaten in the last 30 games after winning in Lisbon on Tuesday in the Champions League Group stage to get through the Last 16 Round. Zidane’s side is in one of the best moments of the season after thrashing Atlético Madrid (0-3) in the derby on Saturday securing the first position of the table.
However, not all are good news for Los Blancos. Gareth Bale is injured and will miss the rest of the year with a problem in his ankle. Raphael Varane will miss also the game with pain in his knee. Marcelo is doubtful as he was changed in Lisbon and he might rest against Sporting. Toni Kroos and Morata remain out of the team but Casemiro and Pepe are now recovered.
Sporting Gijón should be an easy target for Los Blancos. The Asturias team is winless in the last 9 games. Now they are in the bottom three, so they need the points to finish their run. Afif and Ndi will miss the game, whereas Babín and Lora are doubts.
Real Madrid v Sporting Gijón Predicted Line Ups
Real Madrid (4-4-2): Keylor Navas; Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Danilo; Kovacic, Modric, Isco, Lucas Vázquez; Benzema and Cristiano.
Sporting Gijón (4-5-1): Cuéllas; Canella, Amorebieta, Meré, Lillo; Cases, S. Álvarez, Viguera, Isma López, Carmona; Cop.
Real Madrid v Sporting Gijón Betting Tips
Real Madrid have won 8, drawn 2 and lost 0 games out of the last 10.
Sporting Gijón have won 1, drawn 2 and lost 7 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 3,6 goals and have received and average of 1,0 goals.
In the last 10 games, Sporting Gijón have scored an average of 0,9 goals per game and have conceded 2,1 goals per game.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 9 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
There have been 2,5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Sporting Gijón games.
Real Madrid v Sporting Gijón Prediction
We can only expect an easy victory from Real Madrid. Los Blancos are in great form recently and Sporting should be an easy rival. However, they’ve had some problems with teams like Eibar or Leganés that are also fighting to avoid the relegation battle.
We should expect a lot of goals in the game. Real Madrid average 3.6 goals in the last 10 games and Sporting receive 2.1 goals in average in the last 10 fixtures. Besides, Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered the confidence after his hat trick against Atlético Madrid. Benzema also scored against Sporting Portugal and he would like to improve his numbers in La Liga, where he has only scored four goals.
Sporting Gijón were thrashed last year (5-1) at Santiago Bernabéu. Los Blancos were leading 5-0 already in the half time with the first four goals scored in the first 20 minutes. BBC scored all five goals, whereas Isma López found the net for Sporting. At El Molinón, Real Madrid drew in a goalless game in the Rafa Benítez debut.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid to win 1/16 at Bet365.
Over 2,5 goals 1/7 at Bet365.
Benzema scores two or more goals 7/5 in Bet365