Girona vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi (Girona).
Girona were expected to struggle without their talisman Christian Stuani, but they actually took seven out of possible nine points from last three La Liga fixtures without their top scorer in the squad. The Uruguayan, who notched as many as eight goals so far in the season, might also skip Saturday’s home fixture against Leganes.
Nevertheless, it should not be too big of a handicap for the team magnificently led by Eusebio Sacristan. Blanquivermell are flying high at the moment. They clinched back-to-back wins over Rayo Vallecano and Valencia and will enter the 12th Matchday clash with Leganes as favourites to keep such streak going.
Girona vs Leganes: Head-to-head
The head to head record is also entirely on Girona’s side.
Blanquivermell have never lost a game against Leganes and this will be the 7th head to head encounter between the two teams.
Girona won 3 and drew 3 so far.
The Legionaries did not score a single goal in two last term meetings with Girona (0-0 and 0-3).
Girona vs Leganes: Prediction
Sacristian had lots of issues with defensive line when he was in charge of Real Sociedad last season. His new team did a phenomenal job to keep things quiet at the back in the last couple of weeks as Girona shipped just one goal in past three Primera Division outings.
They will have a nice chance to keep such splendid defensive record going here against Leganes. The visitors, who barely saved the top flight status last year, sit in the drop zone after 11 rounds of the new season. They took 9 points from 11 games losing as many as 6 in the process.
However, Mauricio Pellegrino’s troops will travel to Catalunya in high spirits after holding the likes of Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw last weekend at Butarque. Such result halted Atletico’s push for the top of the table.
However, the Legionaries have really been struggling on travels this season. They lost five and drew one of six away matches in La Liga failing to find the back of the net in three of last four away fixtures.
Girona vs Leganes: Bet Tips
Girona to win @ 2.15 (21/20)
Girona to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).