Girona vs Real Madrid
Spanish Copa del Rey.
Date: Thursday, 31st January 2019.
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Montilivi (Girona).
Girona is set to face the Whites for the second time in 6 days, in the second leg of the Copa del Rey. The visitors come into this game with a 2 goal lead and are looking good to progress to the next round.
The hosts have a chance to reach the last 4 of a major cup tournament after a long time now. But they have to go past the European giants at home. They are on a 3 match losing streak in all competitions right now. The Whites and Reds have not won any of their 10 previous competitive games.
Both the sides have scored in 6 of the last 7 matches of Girona across all venues. Also, 3 of their 5 recent matches had more than 2.5 goals in total. They are fresh from a defeat to the current holders Barcelona in the league. At home too they have not won any of their last 4 matches. The common score in 3 of those recent games was 1-1. Six of their 7 previous home fixtures were low scoring affairs with less than 2.5 goals in total.
Santiago Solari has given the Madrid team the push they needed after Lopetegui was sacked. But still, the Madrid side is not at their brutal best. At present they are on a 3 match win streak in all competitive games. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 6 games in both Cup and the league.
Los Blancos have won 7 of their last 10 matches on the road, only losing 2 games. They are fresh from a 2-4 win against Espanyol after a cold start. But they have to keep their defense strong or else the hosts may hurt them in this upcoming cup tie.
Girona will be hoping to make use of the 2 away goals they scored at Bernabeu in the first leg. The visitors are prone to making mistakes at the back as we have seen in their recent games.
Girona vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Vikings are on a 3 match wins streak against this opposition in all competitions.
- Girona previously won this fixture back in October 2017 at their home.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in all their 4 previous encounters across all venues.
- Both teams found goals in all their previous clashes as well.
- In the 2 h2h matches at the home of the White and Reds, both sides have a win each.
Girona vs Real Madrid: Prediction
The 3 recent games of the hosts had more than 2.5 goals in total. We can see the same trend in 4 previous way matches of the Whites. Also, all their 4 previous h2h games had a similar scoreline. So we can bet on a final score with over 2.5 goals with 1.50 odds.
All of their previous meetings saw both sets of players finding the target. In 6 of the last 9 home games of Girona, both teams were able to score. Madrid has enough firepower to break the home defense, as we have seen in the first leg. They are also conceding goals in their recent 5 matches on the road. Thus we can bet on both teams scoring with 1.60 odds.
Girona vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).