On the 1st of March Barcelona will be looking to keep the pressure on Real Madrid by defeating Sporting Gijon. The game will start at 6:30 pm GMT. You can watch it live on Sky Sports 2 HD.
What the managers say:
Luis Enrique told Football Espana that winning versus direct rivals is an excellent reinforcement for the players’ confidence. For the team, it is important to get closer to the position they want and keep away from Atletico Madrid. They tried to play 3-4-3, and they intended to have more ball possession as well as better control over the match. Enrique concluded by saying that they went looking for the points and therefore they got what they deserved.
Rubi told Marca that by not having won more than a single point after two excellent performances should not discourage his players. He believes that his team is superior to the other teams and that they are in good shape and are playing very well. According to Rubi, his squad played excellently both against Cella and Atletico Madrid. However, the only difference so far is that they created more opportunities today.
The Betting Odds at Betfair:
- A Barcelona win: 1/16
- A Draw: 14/1
- A Sporting Gijon win: 28/1