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Girona vs Espanyol Prediction & Betting tips
We start the 31st round of play in La Liga with the Catalan regional derby between Girona and Espanyol. The winner can breathe with relief, but the loser anxiously comes close to the Spanish relegation zone.
Girona initially seemed easy to maintain itself in the middle bracket, but after three defeats in the last four league matches, the Catalans suddenly have to worry again. Also on Tuesday evening, Atletico Madrid was clearly a size too big with a 2-0 win. Because almost all tail teams in the last mid-week game round managed to grab almost all points, the difference with the relegation zone is only four points.
Girona can use a boost, although the team bakes very little this season in its own Montilivi. The red and white were unable to win nine home duels in a row and with only two wins and six draws they are even the worst home club of the entire Primera Division. The only plus point is that star player Cristhian Stuani will probably be able to make his comeback again this weekend, after he had to miss out on the away match against Atletico Madrid due to injuries. The experienced Uruguayan alone is responsible for more than half of the total goal production at Girona, so trainer Eusebio can’t really do without him.
Espanyol was also treated to a cold shower earlier this week. The blues and whites still had a point in their own RCDE Stadium last Tuesday against their game against Getafe (1-1), but that result meant that they had to throw in the towel definitively in the battle for European football. In fact, if things are not going well in the coming weeks, Espanyol might just end up in the relegation zone. The lead on number eighteen Celta de Vigo is only six points.
A victory in and against fellow countryman Girona would therefore be very welcome, but the last away win already dates from more than five months ago. On October 21 last year, Los Pericos won 0-2 against the founder of Huesca. However, that was also the only victory of the team of coach Rubi, that with only nine points from fifteen away games is the worst team of La Liga.
Girona vs Espanyol head to head matches
25.11.18 LL Espanyol Girona 1 : 3
22.04.18 LL Girona Espanyol 0 : 2
11.12.17 LL Espanyol Girona 0 : 1
15.08.15 CF Girona Espanyol 3 : 0
05.08.14 CF Girona Espanyol 2 : 1