Girona take on visitors Espanyol at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in a La Liga tie this coming Saturday.
Girona approach the next La Liga round as number 12 in the table, having claimed 31 points this season so far. With 26 games behind them, Espanyol amassed 27 points, placing them as number 17 before their next fixture.
Both Girona and Espanyol will be highly motivated to improve on their position in the lower end of the table.
Girona average 1.6 goals per game in their last ten games, scoring 16 times. They conceded 15 goals or an average of 1.5 per game, with one clean sheet along the way.
Espanyol hit the target 13 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.3 goals a game. They conceded 1.7 goals per match for a total of 17 goals, while claiming two clean sheets as well.
The latest encounter between these two teams was a belter of a 2-2 match. Are we in for a similar goal-fest on Saturday?
Girona vs Espanyol Prediction
A single point is all Girona have to show from their last three games, where they came up short, losing 3-2 and 0-1 against Getafe and Atletico Madrid respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation with a 2-2 against Rayo Vallecano. Girona won three of their previous six matches at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in the La Liga. They drew one and suffered two defeats, scoring 11 goals to seven against.
Espanyol lost their previous three matches by 2-1 against Real Valladolid, 3-1 against Real Madrid and 1-3 against Celta Vigo. Espanyol claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six away matches in the La Liga. The scoreline from these matches reads ten goals conceded and seven scored.
In our opinion, current form favours Girona slightly more than current odds with the bookmakers suggest. We like the price on offer for the home win against Espanyol.
Girona claimed eight wins, seven draws as well as 11 defeats in the La Liga this season. Espanyol have six wins, nine draws and 11 defeats in the La Liga.
Girona vs Espanyol Stats
- Girona have conceded in 31 of the last 33 matches
- Girona have conceded in 15 of the last 16 home matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Girona home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Girona have not lost 9 of the last 11 home matches
- Girona have scored in 11 of the last 13 home matches
- Espanyol have scored in 14 of the last 15 matches
- In 11 of the last 13 Espanyol away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 6 of the last 7 matches Espanyol played, both teams scored
- Espanyol have conceded in 11 of the last 13 matches
- Espanyol have lost 4 of the last 5 away matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
Girona vs Espanyol Squads
The 47-year-old coach of the home team, Michel, will select the lineup against Espanyol from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the La Liga this season:
Juan Carlos (0/10), Lluc Matas (0/0), Paulo Gazzaniga (0/16), Toni Fuidias (0/0), Alexander Callens (0/2), Arnau Martinez (2/22), Bernardo (0/14), Javier Hernandez (1/14), Juanpe (0/12), Miguel Gutierrez (1/24), Santiago Bueno (0/25), Valery Fernandez (0/18), Yan Couto (0/14), Aleix Garcia (1/25), Borja Garcia (1/8), David Lopez (2/14), Ibrahima Kebe (0/0), Ivan Martin (3/13), Joel Roca (0/4), Oriol Romeu (1/22), Reinier (1/10), Ricard Artero (0/1), Rodrigo Riquelme (4/25), Toni Villa (1/22), Viktor Tsigankov (3/7), Yangel Herrera (2/16), Cristhian Stuani (6/21), Valentin Castellanos (6/25).
This is the full squad of players that the Espanyol head coach Martinez will select from for his starting XI:
Alvaro Fernandez (0/11), Angel Fortuno (0/0), Fernando Pacheco (0/6), Joan Garcia (0/0), Adria Pedrosa (0/0), Aleix Vidal (0/20), Brian Olivan (1/23), Cesar Montes (0/9), Fernando Calero (0/18), Leandro Cabrera (0/23), Omar El Hilali (0/5), Oscar Gil (0/22), Ronael Pierre-Gabriel (0/5), Ruben Sanchez (0/14), Sergi Gomez (0/20), Wassim Keddari (0/5), Daniel Villahermosa (0/0), Denis Suarez (0/7), Edu Exposito (2/21), Javier Puado (3/25), Jose Carlos Lazo (1/11), Jose Gragera (1/6), Keidi Bare (0/11), Luca Koleosho (0/0), Roger Martinez (0/0), Sergi Darder (4/26), Vinicius de Souza Costa (0/24), Daniel Gomez (0/7), Joselu (12/23), Martin Braithwaite (8/21), Nabili Touaizi (0/0), Nico Ribaudo (0/20).
Girona vs Espanyol Team News
Girona could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Espanyol.
Reinier, Javier Hernandez, Juanpe and Ibrahima Kebe are all absent from the Girona squad that faces Espanyol at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.
Espanyol have an almost full squad of players to choose from ahead of their next match on Saturday, as just two players seem to be forced up in the stands.
Keidi Bare and Adria Pedrosa all face a spell on the sidelines for Espanyol due to various injuries.
Girona vs Espanyol Lineups
Girona vs Espanyol H2H
Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Girona played Espanyol. The pair split the points in a 2-2 match, where no one managed to get the upper hand. Girona have a 40% win rate in the against Espanyol, who won two of these matches. The total record reads 2-1-2, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Girona vs Espanyol Results
Both teams found the back of the net three times in the last five matches between Girona and Espanyol.
Girona vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Viktor Tsigankov look like value in the goal scoring market with three strikes to his name in six La Liga matches. The visitors are crossing their fingers Martin Braithwaite adds to his three La Liga goals come on Saturday.
Girona claimed all three points five times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run. Espanyol won four of their last 10 games away, while drawing one and losing five in this series of matches. In their previous 10 away games Espanyol scored the opening goal five times, with Girona getting the first goal in three of their last 10 games on home soil.
Over 2.5 goals happened three times in the past five encounters between Girona and Espanyol, with Girona scoring 1.4 goals on average per game. Espanyol averaged 1.4 goals, while both teams scored three times. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Girona’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.6 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of Espanyol's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.1 goals in these matches.