Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon – Liga BBVA
September 22, 2010 ás 13:46
Pick: Barcelona -2 AH @ 1.55 in Bet365 / Result: (1-0)
I expect a very one-sided game, Gíjon won’t have a chance in tonight’s game. Barcelona is extremely strong at home and when playing at home they rarely draw or lose a match. The team commanded by Guardiola is currently in 7th with six points (one game behind schedule in relation to Real Madrid).
Looking at the tactics I see Gíjon playing in a classic 4-4-2 (two defensive centre midfielders, Spanish) which means they will be given a lesson of “how to play quality football” by Barcelona, as it happens with the teams that visit Camp Nou.
Therefore I don’t see Sporting Gijon taking any points from Camp Nou. Even without Messi Barcelona is an extremely strong side and with enough quality to replace the Argentinean superstar. I will go strong on what I think is a safe bet, Asian Handicap -2.0 for Barcelona.
Probable Starting 11: Valdés – D.Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Mawell – Xavi, Mascherano, Busquets – Pedro, Villa e Iniesta.
Probable Starting 11: Cuéllar – Sastre, Botia, Hernandez, Angel – Rivera, Matabuena, Las Cuevas, Morán – Bilic e Barral.