Rayo Majadahonda – Gijon SOCCER PICKS
Rayo Majadahonda and Sporting Gijón face at La Peineta Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (3rd Round). There is only a record of 1 recent direct match between these two teams, on 08-10-2018, which ended with the victory of Rayo Majadahonda by (2-1). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this stage of the Copa del Rey (3rd Round) after having eliminated Las Palmas, after a win by (1-2) in the previous round. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Second Division, they beat Real Oviedo at home by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches Rayo Majadahonda has a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 10 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 6 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The Rayo Majadahonda team comes to this game with a 1-0 victory in the reception to Real Oviedo: the only goal of the team was marked by Luso. We remember that this formation provided a great surprise in the previous round, by eliminating Las Palmas with a win by 1-2. In this game against the fans, the coach Antonio Iriondo must align his team in the same tactical system of the last match, that is, in 3-5-2, with Martínez and Aitor García being the most advanced players in the premises. We emphasize that Aitor García is one of the great highlights of the Ray Majadahonda so far, with 2 goals and 1 assistance.
The visiting team reached this phase of the Copa del Rey (3rd Round) after having eliminated Numancia, with a win by (1-2) out in the previous round. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last match played, for the Segunda División, they tied with the Reus Deportiu at home (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Sporting Gijón has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
The Sporting Gijón comes to this game with a draw, by 1-1, at the Reus reception, adding the second game without success. In the last round of the Copa del Rey, the visitors won away from home at Numancia, by 1-2. Now, in this match against Rayo Majadahonda, coach Rubén Baraja must act in 4-3-3, favoring fast attacks, especially through the flanks: Carmona and Jiménez are the ones most responsible for transporting the ball into attack. Carlos Carmona is the great highlight of Sporting Gijón, with 3 goals and 1 assistance.