Kick Off: 1100, 02/04/2017
Stadium: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
TV: Sky Sports 3
Sevilla’s hopes of a surprise LaLiga title triumph look gone, but they can still aim to finish best of the rest behind Real Madrid and Barcelona, starting with a home win over Sporting Gijon on Sunday.
The visitors are fighting to stay in the top flight and did well to beat Granada before the international break, but they have had their limitations exposed by the better teams in this division all season.
Looking at the Sevilla vs Sporting Gijon odds, we like 21/20 for the hosts to score at least three goals in this game.
A Look At Sevilla’s Betting Odds
The international break couldn’t come quick enough for Sevilla, as they looked to be unravelling after only drawing with Alaves and Leganes, crashing out of the Champions League when losing at Leicester and then going down 3-1 at Atletico Madrid.
Injuries to Gabriel Mercado, Adil Rami and Stevan Jovetic won’t help Jorge Sampaoli to turn things back around, but midfielder Walter Montoya rather dramatically insisted: “We’re third and we have to defend that to the death.”
Travelling to Barcelona next Wednesday will be tough, so Sevilla will surely be fired up for the game against Gijon as they seek an 11th home win in LaLiga this term.
We’re taking the hosts at 3/4 to be leading at half-time and full-time among our Sevilla vs Sporting Gijon betting tips.
A Look At Sporting Gijon’s Betting Odds
Sporting Gijon have shown they will not go down without a fight after netting a healthy eight points from seven matches, beating fellow strugglers Leganes and Granada, as well as drawing against Celta Vigo and Valencia.
However, the visitors do seem to target winnable fixtures for when to put in a big effort and have often folded like a pack of cards when taking on the higher-placed outfits.
Barcelona have beaten them 5-0 and 6-1 this term, while Atletico Madrid have crushed them 5-0 and 4-1, so Sevilla should be on the prowl for an emphatic victory.
For correct score punters, our final Sevilla vs Sporting Gijon prediction is 4-1 at 29/2.
Atletico Madrid 3-1 SEVILLA – Joaquin Correa
SPORTING GIJON 3-1 Granada – Lacina Traore, Jean-Sylvain Babin, Carlos Bonet
Head-to-head: Sp Gijon 1-1 Sevilla, Sp Gijon 2-1 Sevilla, Sevilla 2-0 Sp Gijon.