Espanyol vs Girona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 20:00 Hrs

Venue: RCDE Stadium

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Mon 11 Dec 2017

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Espanyol vs Girona Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Espanyol became the latest team to suffer at the hands of Eibar following a 3-1 defeat. Kike scored the opening goal after nine minutes, while Ivi doubled this lead in the 38th minute. Joan Jordan’s second-half penalty provided Eibar with the huge lead, although Sergi Enrich’s own goal did provide some consolation for Espanyol. Girona’s impressive unbeaten run ended with a 3-2 loss against Deportivo Alaves at home. Goals from Christian Stuani and Juanpe provided Girona with a 2-0 lead in the second half, but Ibai Gomez came up with a stunning hat-trick in the final 19 minutes to give Alaves a victory. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The loss against Deportivo Alaves is certainly a huge blow for Girona, who are coming up against an Espanyol outfit that happens to be strong at the RCDE Stadium. Quique Flores has seen his team win four out of the last six matches at home. Surprisingly, Girona are unbeaten in five away matches – including three draws. I would bet on a draw in this fixture. The strongest element of Espanyol has not been scoring goals, as the team has prided more on a strong defence. The Catalan outfit has kept three clean sheets in five home games. Even though Girona have been involved in games with more than 2.5 goals in the last four away matches, I would bet on under 2.5 goals in this match.

Draw – 5/2

Total goals under 2.5 – 3/4

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 4 games played against Girona

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

Girona have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 4 games against Espanyol

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
D A

23-02-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

27-02-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

04-03-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 4 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Girona Form Guide

Girona Team Logo

Girona

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W H

16-02-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

24-02-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 6 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

W H

27-02-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-03-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-03-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Espanyol Preview

Espanyol continue to struggle when it comes to away matches, as it was clearly depicted by the heavy defeat against Eibar. The team can at least look forward to a run of matches at the RCDE stadium. The next two matches are up against Girona and Las Palmas. Even though Espanyol have been struggling with the mild threat of relegation so far this season, victories in these games – as expected – could propel the team towards the top 10 places. Espanyol have so far managed all of their four league victories only at the RCDE Stadium. Gerard Moreno is the top scorer at the club with five for the season.

Espanyol Team News

David Lopez is the only player suspended for the game, while Sergio Garcia (groin), Adrian Lopez (meniscus), and Javi Lopez (calf) are also unavailable due to injuries.

Girona Preview

The strong surge of form experienced by Girona over the last month has helped the club remain devoid of any kind of relegation talk. Yet, the club are only seven points ahead of the bottom three places and this may not be a substantial advantage for a team that has just been promoted into the top flight. So far, Girona’s biggest advantage has been scoring goals with the team managing to find 18 goals. Girona has scored more goals than the likes of Athletic Bilbao and Leganes this season. A huge factor behind these goals has been Christian Stuani, who is the top scorer at Girona with an impressive eight goals so far.

Girona Team News

Bernardo (hamstring), Jose Aurelio Suarez (shoulder), Pedro Alcala (ankle), Olarenwaju Kayode (hamstring), and Marc Muniesa (ankle) are unavailable for Girona.

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.4

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

1.5

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

Espanyol vs Girona Sidelined Players

Espanyol
9 Sergio Garcia Injured
Girona
5 Pedro Alcala Injured
2 Bernardo Injured
10 Eloi Amagat Injured
18 Olarenwaju Kayode Injured
20 Marc Muniesa Injured
30 Jose Suarez Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Pau Lopez 189 77
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
3 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
22 CD Mario Hermoso 181 -
4 LB Victor Sanchez Mata 175 73
25 CM Sergi Darder 180 67
18 CM Javi Fuego 181 74
19 RM Pablo Piatti 163 63
10 LM Jose Manuel Jurado 173 76
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75
11 CF Leo Baptistao 181 71
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Yassine Bounou 188 70
15 CD Juanpe 189 85
4 CD Jonas Ramalho 183 64
16 CD David Timor Copovi 185 77
24 AM Borja Garcia 172 65
9 AM Cristian Portu 182 90
3 RM Johan Mojica 179 66
6 CM Alex Granell 180 -
8 CM Pere Pons Riera 177 72
25 LM Pablo Maffeo 173 68
7 CF Cristhian Stuani 186 77