Real Valladolid 11/10 to beat Sporting Gijon in Thursdays La Liga playoff
Competition: Spanish Segunda
Market: Real Valladolid win
Odds: 11/10 @ Bet365
With just one spot in La Liga left up for grabs, Real Valladolid will host Sporting Gijon in the first leg of their Primera Promotion Semi-final on Thursday night.
For the hosts on Thursday, after only their goal difference saw them miss out on the playoffs last season, Real Valladolid have gone one step further this year and will enter Thursday’s first leg filled with confidence. After 42 matches in Spain’s Segunda division, Valladolid won 19, drew 10 and lost 13, scoring 69 and conceding 55 in return, no team holds a better-attacking record than the hosts this year. Finishing the season with a points tally of 67, Valladolid booked their spot in the playoffs in the final game of the season and only finished four points adrift of their opponent on Thursday. As for their recent form, the hosts have now only lost one of their last seven in the Segunda and have also won five of those outings, they have also scored two or more goals in their last four matches on the bounce.
As for the visitors, after being relegated from La Liga last season, Sporting Gijon are hoping to bounce immediately back. After 42 games, Gijon won 21, drew eight and lost 13, scoring 60 and conceding 40 in return, they finished the year with the best defensive record in the division. Finishing the year in fourth spot and four points adrift of automatic promotion, it will be their form of late that will be a huge concern for Gijon. The visitors have now lost four of their last five at the back end of the season and have now failed to register a single clean sheet in their last six.
Bet: Real Valladolid to beat Sporting Gijon in Thursdays La Liga playoff 11/10 @ Bet365>>