Villarreal vs Girona
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 3 March 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villarreal).
Villarreal’s Champions League ambitions have suffered a massive blow in mid-week when they fell 1-0 away at Eibar to stay nine points shy of Valencia in fourth place in the league ladder. Can the Yellow Submarine bounce back from such defeat and start a winning thread on Saturday when they host Girona at Estadio de la Ceramica?
The visitors have suffered a demolishing 6-1 loss to their Catalan rivals Barcelona on Saturday at Campo Nou, but Pablo Machin has found the way to motivated his lads to rebound just three days later when the recently-promoted side maintained the fine form at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi with a 1-0 victory over Celta Vigo.
Girona have generally well confounded their pre-season expectations and they sit sky high eighth after 26 rounds in their first ever season in the top flight. Truth be told, Pablo Machin’s men just can’t seem able to bring the impressive performances from the home pitch on travels where they usually struggle to get results. Girona have lost four and drawn two of last six league ties away from home netting no more than once in last three matches on the road.
Even though Javi Calleja’s men will come into the game off the back of a 1-0 loss to Eibar, we have to see them as favourites given they’ve won three of last four league outings at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Villarreal vs Girona: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to hewad encounter between these two rivals.
Villarreal have won two and lost one of previous three meetings.
The Yellow Submarine came on top when the two teams met in mid-October last year at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.
Villarreal vs Girona: Prediction
Girona have been struggling for goals on their travels in this term of La Liga and we can hardly see them getting the result against the sixth-placed side here.
Villarreal are worth backing to claim the spoils at 1.75 after winning three of last four league ties in front of the home crowd.
Villarreal vs Girona: Bet Tips
Villarreal to win @ 1.75
Villarreal to keep a clean sheet @ 2.40