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Sporting Gijón vs Rayo Vallecano betting tips: Copa del Rey Third Round preview, predictions and odds

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Sporting de Gijón vs Rayo Vallecano

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Sporting de Gijón vs Rayo Vallecano

January 03, 2023

8:00 pm GMT


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Rayo Vallecano reached the Copa del Rey semi-finals just last season, their first-ever last four appearance in any competition, so how far will they go this time round?

So far this season, los Franjirrojos have swatted aside Mollerussa, before needing a penalty shootout to overcome Atlético Saguntino.

That tie ended scoreless, but the minnows missed three of their four spot-kicks, with Radamel Falcao, Isi Palazón and Mario Suárez all converted from 12 yards for Rayo.

Meantime, Andoni Iraola’s team are all the way up in eighth in La Liga, and are now unbeaten in seven, following Thursday’s 2-2 draw at Girona.

So, los Vallecanos travel to Asturias as firm favourites to advance.

Hosts Sporting de Gijón have spent 43 seasons in La Liga, but were last a top-flight club in 2016/17, relegated with just 31 points to their name back then.

Right now, los Rojiblancos are 13th in the Segunda División, having won just one of their last ten league outings.

In this competition, Abelardo’s team have so far beaten Beasain, after extra time, and then Numancia, but this’ll be a far tougher test.

Will Rayo Vallecano leave El Molinón with a place in the round of 16 secured?

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