Real Madrid vs Girona
Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid)
Referee: Mario Melero
After Real Madrid's difficult-to-predict defeat in Leipzig, Germany, Los Blancos will host Girona of Catalonia in their home walls. The majority of bookmakers predict Real Madrid to be the favorite of the upcoming game, the more so because the Catalans haven't been pleasing their fans with positive results lately. We offer a prediction for the Real Madrid vs Girona match and provide important statistics.
Despite the defeat in the fifth matchday, Real Madrid holds first place in Group F, has guaranteed participation in the playoffs and has a good chance to finish the tournament in first place in the group. Real Madrid is also leading in the championship, three points ahead of Barcelona. The Catalans have already left the tournament, so they will direct their main efforts to the national championship to restore the balance with the Madrid players as soon as possible. For its part, it is important for Real Madrid not to defeat their opponent, but to take three points and maintain a handicap against their direct rival.
Girona has a 6-match winless streak consisting of four losses and two draws. At the same time, Girona scored against all opponents in this period, including Betis, Atletico and Real Sociedad. Failures in previous matchdays have caused Girona to slip in the standings. Before Saturday's La Liga pool, the Catalans have fallen into the relegation zone and occupy the 18th place, losing to Getafe by one point. Girona's away stats are 19th in the division, +0=1-4, 5:9 goal difference.
- Real Madrid: Courtois-Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy-Kroos, Tchouaméni, Modrić-Valverde, Benzema, Júnior;
- Under question: Benzema, Valverde, Diaz, Ceballos.
- Girona: Gazzaniga - Couto, Espinosa, Bueno, Hernandez - Herrera, Romeu, García, Riquelme - Castellanos, Vallejo.
- Won't play: Garcia, Kébé, Juanpe is under question.
Expert Betting Tips
Despite the fact that Girona has scored in the last eight games, we believe that the Catalans won't be able to score on Sunday. After three missed goals in Leipzig, Madrid will focus on defense, and if you miss from Girona, a team from the relegation zone, how can you not miss from the top teams of Spain and Europe? To sum it up, we do not expect lots of goals in the game, it's important for Real Madrid to just win, not smash their opponent.