Match date: 04 Jan 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Spanish Football
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
1-2 - Lost
Gijon will host Getafe in last duel of 18th round in Spanish Primera. Gijon is in very bad shape, they won direct promotion in Primera after ending at 2nd position in second league but they are struggling to find their form and currently are at 18th position in relegation zone. Their main goal for this campaign is to keep their Primera status for the next season but to achieve that they must improve their performances. They are coming here after being defeated in last match in 2015 in league by Eibar on the road 2:0. Gijon must improve their goal scoring skills, in 16 matches they managed to score only 15 while conceded 25 goals, they achieved only four victories, got three draws and suffered nine defeats so far, and if they don't consolidate their quad and make some changes in order to improve their form it will be very hard to get out of relegation zone and reach higher positions. These two sides last time met in August in 2014 in friendly match and it was ended with goalless draw. Gijon now must go for a victory to end series of bad results and boost their morale for next matches. Midfielder Sergio Alvarez (11/0) will miss this match due to an injury while goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar (10/0) and defender Alberto Lora (15/0) are struggling with minor injuries and their appearances are questionable.
Getafe on the other side is not in much better shape, they are coming here after goalless draw in previous round against Deportivo at home, currently are at 16th position with equal number of points as Gijon but with one match less played and they must go for a victory here at all costs but it won't be easy task. Getafe is still without victory in matches away from home, most of their points they won at home, they are now undefeated in last four matches in all competitions while in last three rounds of Primera got three draws. Getafe ended previous season at 15th position and now it seems that they would be more than satisfied to repeat that result, they must improve their form, especially in matches on the road in order to avoid dropping into relegation zone. They also didn't impressed with their attacking skills, in 17 rounds they scored 18 goals while conceded 26. In last 11 matches Getafe celebrated only two times, once in Cup against Rayo Vallecano 3:1 and once in league against Villarreal 2:0. Getafe is now fully focused on this match and to achieve positive outcome they must play on very high level. Defensive midfielder Alvaro Medran (10/1) will stay out of action for this match due to an injury, forward Angel Latifa (14/3) is suspended while defender Alexis (15/1) and forward Emiliano Buendia (0/0) are having problems with slight injuries and their appearances are in doubt.
This will for sure be an interesting clash between two sides which are struggling to keep their Primera status for the next season, Gijon must go for a victory in order to get out of relegation zone and for sure will give their best to achieve positive outcome in front of their fans, while Getafe plays very bad in matches away from home and so far didn't manage to achieve victory on the road, I believe that the hosts will manage to celebrate here.