Sporting Gijon face a must-win game against Real Betis on Saturday – but even a victory may not be enough to keep them in La Liga.
Sporting Gijon are currently second-from-bottom in Spain’s top flight, with a record of nine wins, seven draws and 20 losses leaving them six points from safety with just two games to go. They must win their remaining games to have any hope of staying up, but they would still need results to go against both Rayo Vallecano and Real Zaragoza.
Sporting Gijon come into this match on the back of a defeat to Villarreal, but they are 8/11 favourites to get the victory they need this weekend.
Real Betis are outsiders for a place in the Europa League, with a record of 13 wins, seven draws and 16 losses leaving them four points off the top six. However, it is unlikely that they will be able to overhaul the likes Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca in the space of two games.
Real Betis will be pleased to have retained their top-flight status in the first season back in the top flight, and they will be looking to enjoy a strong finish to the season. They have taken four points from their last two games and they are 3/1 to take three more with a win here, while the draw is priced 11/4.