Girona vs Villarreal
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019
Kick-Off 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi (Girona).
Villarreal returned to the danger area after claiming just one point in past three league affairs. They will be looking to get back on winning track on Sunday evening when they travel to Catalonia to battle bottom-half rivals Girona in a super important 32nd round match at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.
The Yellow Submarine produced goals regularly of late, but they did not play defense at all. The team lost 3-2 at Celta Vigo and 2-1 at Real Betis in last two away fixtures, playing a 4-4 draw at home to leaders Barcelona in the meantime.
To make things more complicated for Javi Calleja, this fixture comes right in between of two Europa League quarter-final legs against Valencia.
Girona vs Villarreal: Head-to-head
Girona won three and lost two of five head to head encounters with the Yellow Submarine so far.
Blanquivermell won each of last two H2H clashes with Villarreal, both on the road without conceding a single goal in the process (0-2 and 0-1).
Girona vs Villarreal: Prediction
Girona also revealed plenty of defensive holes in recent weeks. They shipped two goals in each of last three league defeats. Given two of these came in their own backyard against the likes of Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol, we can discuss a slump in form for Eusebio Sacristian’s troops.
Blanquivermell thus significantly complicated their situation in the bottom half of the standings. They are just four points above Villarreal who are in the red zone and a potential defeat here would wrap Girona up into the relegation scrap.
Javi Calleja has predators capable of exploiting the mentioned defensive holes of Girona’s, but the question is whether Villarreal can finally keep things quiet at the back? We sincerely doubt based on their most recent displays.
This is why backing goals at both ends just has to be the way to go here at the odds of 1.66.
Girona vs Villarreal: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Villarreal Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.37 (11/8).