Girona vs Espanyol
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK
Venue: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi (Girona).
Girona managed to arrest the slump in form in mid-week’s tie when they surprised Deportivo Alaves 1-2 away at Estadio de Mendizorroza. Aleix Garcia and Christian Stuani were on target for the team led by Pablo Machin, helping the league’s newcomers end the horrific run of three losses and a draw in past four league matches.
Blanquivermell will have a nice chance to back up the win in the first game of Sunday’s program in La Liga. They host the struggling Espanyol side at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi which has been kind of a fortress for most teams throughout the season. Machin’s men had a streak of six straight wins in La Liga there before clinching only one point in last two home outings to against Levante and Real Betis.
As mentioned, Espanyol’s visit should really provide a nice opportunity for the hosts to return on the winning ways in matches on the home patch. The Budgerigars are on a dreadful run of form having taken just one point in last five league games.
Girona vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
This will only be the second official head to head clash between the Catalan rivals.
Girona were more successful clinching a narrow 0-1 win away at RCDE Stadium in December last year.
They met three times in the past when Girona took two wins and suffered one loss (all friendlies).
Girona vs Espanyol: Prediction
Quique Sanchez Flores’ side sit at the disappointing 16th place after such a dreadful series of results. They are still pretty safe from the relegation being nine points above the line. Espanyol’s main issues are connected to the lack of the efficiency in the final third as the team failed to score at all in each of last five league games.
Girona are very tough to break down at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi where they only conceded two goals in last eight matches in the league. Based on everything written above, two bets pop up. The first one is Girona to win at 2.15, and the second one is Girona to keep a clean sheet at 2.50.
Girona vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
Girona to win @ 2.15
Girona to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50