Espanyol take on visitors Girona at RCDE Stadium in a La Liga tie this coming Saturday. The last time these two teams faced off against each other, Espanyol came away as 1-2 winners. No doubt they are planning a similar outcome on Saturday.
With 17 points after 15 games, Girona currently rank 12th in the La Liga standings. Espanyol play catch-up as they recorded 13 points in 15 matches, putting them up as 16th before their upcoming clash.
Girona will not be short on motivation for their clash with the match favourites Espanyol. Although the odds are against them, a narrow win on Saturday will see them move ahead of their upcoming opponents in the table.
Espanyol only average a modest 1.1 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 11 goals. They also conceded 13 for an average of 1.3 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring once.
Girona scored an average of 1.6 goals a game in the past ten matches. They scored 16 goals, let in 19 for an average of 1.9 a game, and managed zero clean sheets.
Espanyol vs Girona Prediction
Aming to remain unbeaten, Espanyol managed to beat CD Rincon 0-3, before drawing 1-1 with Barcelona. Most recently, they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo. Espanyol only managed one meagre home win from a possible six at RCDE Stadium in the La Liga. They also drew two and lost three of these six encounters, in which they scored eight and conceded 11 goals.
Espanyol were dreaming of a comfortable mid-table finish, but abysmal form sees them punching far below expectations.
Girona added four points to their account in their previous three matches, starting off beating Elche 1-2. A 2-1 defeat against Cacereno followed, before sharing the points with Rayo Vallecano in a 2-2 draw. Girona claimed just one win from the last six away games in the La Liga. They also drew two and were defeated three times, as they were outscored by ten goals to eight.
Few people had high hopes on behalf of Girona before the season, but current form sees them punching above expectations.
Girona and Espanyol seem to find it tough getting their defensively lines in order, as they both concede too many goals. We hope the trend continues this coming Saturday, as we aim for both teams to score.
Girona recorded two wins from their last four games against teams placed in the bottom six and collected seven points. They scored five goals while conceding four. Espanyol claimed two wins, seven draws as well as six defeats in the La Liga this season. Girona show off four wins, five draws and six defeats in the La Liga.
Espanyol vs Girona Stats
- In 10 of the last 11 Espanyol matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 9 of the last 11 Espanyol matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Espanyol have not won 9 of the last 10 home matches
- Espanyol have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
- In 5 of the last 7 home matches Espanyol played, both teams scored
- In 16 of the last 18 matches Girona played, both teams scored
- Girona have conceded in 22 of the last 23 matches
- Girona have scored in 17 of the last 18 matches
- In 12 of the last 14 Girona matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 8 of the last 10 away matches Girona played, both teams scored
Espanyol vs Girona Team News
Espanyol could have as few as two players on the injured and absent list for their next assignment on Saturday.
Keidi Bare and Adria Pedrosa are missing from the squad, Espanyol will field against Gironaon Saturday.
Girona face a list of three absentees from the squad ahead of their next match on Saturday against Espanyol.
Girona need to do without Javier Hernandez, Juanpe and Ibrahima Kebe, who are not fit enough to travel to RCDE Stadium.
Espanyol vs Girona H2H
Espanyol ran out 1-2 winners the last time these two rivals played each other and are definitely planning to claim three points again this coming Saturday. Espanyol enter the match against Girona with a 2-0-2 record in their previous four encounters. A win rate of 50%, which is perhaps worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Espanyol vs Girona Results
In two of the previous four matches between Espanyol and Girona both teams scored.
Espanyol vs Girona Betting Tips
Having scored just once lately in the La Liga, Martin Braithwaite will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Girona hope Cristhian Stuani can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of two La Liga goals in his last six La Liga games.
RCDE Stadium witnessed Espanyol winning two of their 10 latest matches across all tournaments here. They drew four and lost four in this run. Girona won three of their previous 10 games away, drew two and lost five. Of the last 10 times Espanyol stepped out in front of their home crowd, "both teams to score" happened six times. Both teams also scored in eight of the last 10 away games for Girona.
Over 2.5 goals happened two times in the past four encounters between Espanyol and Girona, with Espanyol scoring 1.25 goals on average per game. Girona averaged 1.25 goals, while both teams scored two times. Over 2.5 goals came out three times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Espanyol, who scored an average of 1.3 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Girona, who scored 1.4 times on average in those matches.