Barcelona vs Girona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Barcelona vs Girona Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Barcelona’s recent slump in form was evident as the team were lucky enough to get a 1-1 against Chelsea in the midweek Champions League action. Willian’s opening goal in the second half was cancelled out by Lionel Messi, who was effectively gifted the goal by a Chelsea mistake. During the weekend, Barcelona beat Eibar 2-0. Goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba provided a comfortable win, while Eibar’s Fabian Orellana was sent off in the second half. Girona beat Leganes 3-0 at home to extend their impressive home run. Christian Stuani and Portu scored in the first half, while Juanpe added a late third in the game.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Barcelona were able to get a 3-0 win over Girona in the previous Catalan derby. Now, the game heads into the Camp Nou. Girona will be aware of Barcelona’s recent slump in scoring form, as Ernesto Valverde’s men have been unable to get more than 2.5 goals in the last four home games. Girona have let in just two goals in the last six La Liga matches. Even as Lionel Messi returned to form with a goal in the midweek game against Chelsea, Barcelona are far from convincing. I see tremendous value in backing Barcelona to score under 2.5 goals. Girona depend heavily on Christian Stuani for the goals, and the team has been unable to score in the last two away matches. Barcelona, meanwhile, have kept seven clean sheets in the last eight home matches across all competitions. I would back a clean sheet for Valverde’s men.

Barcelona to score under 2.5 goals – 5/4

Barcelona clean sheet – 8/11

Barcelona scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona are undefeated in all of their last 3 games against Girona

Girona saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Girona saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 3 games played against Barcelona

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Copa del Rey

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 5 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Mamelodi Sundowns FC Team Logo Mamelodi Sundowns FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Girona Form Guide

Girona Team Logo

Girona

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 6 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

31-03-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

13-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Barcelona Preview

There can be no denying the slump in form being experienced by Barcelona in recent weeks. The Catalan club has picked up just two wins in the last five games across all competitions – the team had failed to win just two in the previous 10. However, the Catalans have enough players on good form to end this disappointing run soon. The intense pressing from the team has led to a strong defensive record, which is bettered only by Atletico Madrid. The goal drought experienced by Lionel Messi, who leads the La Liga chats with 20 goals, is finally over with the striker scoring against Chelsea.

Barcelona Team News

Sergei Semper (ankle) and José Manuel Arnaiz (groin) are the players unavailable for Barcelona.

Girona Preview

Girona are starting to make the Municipal de Montilivi as a fortress after picking up four consecutive wins. Their away form is also pretty decent with just four losses in 12. One of the biggest surprises may be Girona’s recent form, as the team has picked up 11 points from the last six games. During this period, Girona have conceded only two goals – a record bettered only by Atletico Madrid. The over reliance on Christian Stuani for the goals is one of the few talking points, and the striker is the top scorer with 13 league goals.

Girona Team News

David Timor (fever), Douglas Luiz (muscle), and Jose Aurelio Suarez (shoulder) are the players missing from action for Girona.

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Girona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona vs Girona Sidelined Players

Barcelona
Girona
30 Jose Suarez Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
2 LB Nelson Semedo 180 69
3 CD Gerard Pique 194 85
23 CD Samuel Umtiti 183 84
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
14 RM Philippe Coutinho 172 68
11 LM Ousmane Dembele 178 70
4 CM Ivan Rakitic 184 78
5 CM Sergio Busquets 189 78
9 CF Luis Suarez 182 85
10 CF Lionel Messi 170 72
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Yassine Bounou 190 77
15 CD Juanpe 189 85
2 CD Bernardo 192 84
4 CD Jonas Ramalho 183 64
6 CM Alex Granell 180 -
8 CM Pere Pons Riera 177 72
25 LM Pablo Maffeo 173 68
9 AM Cristian Portu 182 90
11 RM Aday 179 -
24 AM Borja Garcia 172 65
19 CF Anthony Lozano 183 74