Eibar vs Sporting Gijon / Copa del Rey – This could be one of the most interesting rematches in the 4th round of the Spanish Kings Cup, since Eibar is in backlog for Sporting after the first duel. In Gijon, it was 2-0 for Sporting and it can be said that this was also the biggest surprise because Eibar plays very well in LaLiga, while Sporting is only average in Segunda and they are in the middle of the table. After that first match, Eibar has played four duels and they were only defeated in the last round, while Sporting has made two wins in five matches played and that was in the last two rounds.
Eibar vs Sporting Gijon begins 06.12.2018 at 18:30 CET
Eibar has played poorly in their first duel in Gijon and they will now have a difficult task to make up for those 2-0. They have shown more faces this season and if they show the right one in this rematch, like the one against Madrid's Real, then there should be no problem. On the other hand, if they play like they did in the last round against Rayo Vallecano, then it will be hard to do something. In just seven days, Eibar has showed two different faces and first one was when they mastered Real Lesson with 3-0.
It is logical that they were full of confidence after that match, and that is how they went to play their next duel against the weak Rayo Vallecano. Eibar was dominant from the first minute and they had several opportunities in the first half, but they did not score any goals and were punished at the beginning of the second half. They received a goal and did not manage to respond, so they were defeated, and now they will surely send a combined team to the field.
Probable lineups Eibar: Riesgo – Ruben Pena, Arbilla, Bigas, Cucurella – Jordan, S.Alvarez – Hervias, De Blasis – Charles, Cardona
Sporting is playing modestly this season in Segunda and they were in the top of the table only at the beginning of the championship, and then gradually fell. They are now in the lower part of the table, especially after a series of seven matches without triumph. In the last two duels they have raised their form and they managed to celebrate twice with 2-1. They have two rounds ago made their first guest triumph in the championship when they celebrated against Granada, thanks to a goal by Traver in the third minute of the injury time.
In the last round, they have mastered Teneriffe, and it was much easier, but it should be said that Sporting plays much better on their field and they are still not defeated in Gijon. They celebrated four times in front of their supporters, and they have played as many draws, with a triumph over Eibar in the Cup. All five defeats in the championship were minimal and they would now be good enough to go further, and it should be said that they achieved their last two wins under the leadership of new coach Jose Lopez, who obviously brought some improvements.
Probable lineups Sporting Gijon: Martin – Geraldes, Babin, A.Perez, Cordero – Salvador, Lod – Blackman, P.Perez, Traver – Djurdjevic
Eibar vs Sporting Gijon PICK
Eibar is in an unpleasant situation, but the question is, what are the objective ambitions of this club in the Kings Cup? They played the first match in a combined team, and they will not be in their strongest now, so Sporting should defend their advantage of two goals difference.
Pick: Asian Handicap +1.5 Sporting
Odds: 1.61 at unibet (down to 1.56 can be played)
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