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Girona vs Valladolid Prediction & Betting tips
The Catalan team starts slightly as favorite due to the collective and offensive potential that it has, which it will seek to maintain despite the departure of coach Pablo Machín. For this reason and knowing that the pre-season friendlies have been positive for their interests, we believe that those led by Eusebio Sacristán have what it takes to win the match even if it’s a goal difference. Remember that your rival is a newly promoted, may cost to adapt to the rhythm of the first division.
After having completed a good campaign in the last Santander League, the Catalan team will look to repeat what has been done and see if they can qualify for the next Europa League. Of course, it is no longer the coach Pablo Machín, who left for Seville to improve his career. Instead, Eusebio Sacristán arrived after completing a rather irregular season with Real Sociedad. The objective of the squad and the coach is to remain offensive, but trying to be more balanced at the time of scoring. The ideal is that the football philosophy of the team is maintained. That is to say, attack and dynamics by the bands, trying to handle when it corresponds the possession of the ball. Playing at home in the 2017-2018 season he recorded 8 wins, 3 draws and 8 sacks, scoring 26 goals and conceding 22 on his fence.
If we talk about figures, Portu is the star of the team. And he has shown that in the preseason. The results have accompanied Girona and will have to ratify in this first league presentation. For this to happen, it is vital that Uruguayan Stuani, Colombian side Mojica and other players like Iraizoz, Aday, Alcalá, Espinoza, Garcia, Timor, Granell, Kochorashvili, Pons, Soni and Honduran Lozano play well. In terms of results, the team registered the following results throughout the summer: Draw 0-0 with Bolton, defeat 1-0 with Oldham, victory 6-0 against Melbourne City, victory 0-5 against Kerala Blasters, victory 0- 1 against Sabadell, win 4-1 against Tottenham, defeat 1-0 against Reus Deportiu and 3-3 draw against Getafe. If we analyze these 6 markers, we can conclude that the Catalans have a more than interesting collective proposal, which usually works much better with teams that leave spaces when playing and scoring.
The present of the team is acceptable after achieving the promotion to the first division. He got it via the playoffs after eliminating Sporting de Gijón and Numancia consecutively (wins 5-1 and 4-1 in the aggregate of both qualifiers). Now the goal of the squad is to adapt to the level of the first division, trying to take a positive streak that allows it to move away from the decline since the first dates of the Santander League. For this season, the coach Sergio Gonzalez will seek to risk at home and be more conservative visit, being feasible to translate this proposal in Montilivi. The logic indicates that his boys retract their lines and that they try to score using the counterattack.
Continuing with the analysis, you should know that Valladolid was a complicated team to beat in Liga2. Now the doubt lies in the defensive solvency that may have in the top category of Spanish football. Of course, he played some games of preparation to catch football rhythm and to leave behind the hard pre-season held. The results of these encounters were as follows: Victory 1-4 against Atlético Tordesillas, 0-1 win against Almería, 0-0 draw with Málaga, 1-1 equality against Deportivo La Coruña, 0-0 draw with Oviedo, 2- win 0 against Rayo Vallecano and defeat 1-0 against Nuremberg. If we review the statistics of these matches, we can say that the team has yielded very few goals in their fence, standing out for being an uncomfortable eleven to overcome.
In the last 3 years, Girona and Valladolid have played 3 times in Montilivi. These were the markers of these duels: Victory 2-1 of Girona in April 2015, triumph 1-0 of Girona in January 2016 and victory 2-1 of Girona in February 2017. Apparently, the Catalan box has a supremacy over his rival, demonstrating it by winning 3 games in a row in recent years.
Girona vs Valladolid head to head matches
05.02.17 LL2 Girona Valladolid 2 : 1
03.09.16 LL2 Valladolid Girona 2 : 1
24.05.16 LL2 Valladolid Girona 0 : 0
04.01.16 LL2 Girona Valladolid 1 : 0
04.04.15 LL2 Girona Valladolid 2 : 1