Valencia and Sporting Gijón play in the Estadio de Mestalla in a second leg match of the Copa del Rey (Round of 16) after Sporting Gijón's (2-1) home win in the first leg. The history of recent direct clashes between these two teams indicates total balance as there has been 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 games. In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Sporting Gijón has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor. Analysis of Valencia The home team arrives in this second hand with a 1-goal deficit but with the advantage of scoring 1 goal out in the first leg. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 14 conceded, against 6 victories , 7 draws and 2 defeats at home, with 20 goals scored and 12 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw at home with Valladolid for (1-1). Valencia won 5, drew 4 and lost 1 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. The team has conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has been regular, as they have managed to make it 8 out of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. Valencia enter the second round of the Round of 16 after a 1-1 draw at home to Valladolid. The highest quality of the home team is in their ability to drive their offensive attacks through quick transitions. It is worth noting that from the defensive point of view, the difficulties increase when the opposing team attacks through the sides. The Spaniard Santi Mina is the player responsible for putting the opponent's defense on alert, and its highest quality is finalization. The coach will not be able to count on Gonçalo Guedes and Geoffrey Kondogbia for being injured.
Sporting Gijon Analysis The visiting team arrives in this second hand with a 1 goal advantage but has conceded 1 home goal in the first leg. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for Liga Adelante, tied with Albacete outside by (1-1). In the last 10 games as a visitor Sporting Gijón won 2, drew 5 and lost 3. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 games, but his attack has regularly scored who scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 games for this competition. There are 1 periods in the last 16 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 6 of his 15 goals between the minutes (76'-90 '). Sporting Gijón enters this second round of the last 16 after a 1-1 away draw at the Albacete pitch. The highest quality of the visiting team are the counterattacks, and Carlos Carmona and Álvaro Jiménez are excellent at the moment. It is worth mentioning that the team from the second Spanish division usually plays in a tactical system in 4-3-3, where the player responsible for putting the opponent's defense on the alert is Serb Durdevic. Apparently, the visiting coach should have all the collective at his disposal.