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Prediction: Real Madrid vs Girona

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 7 Feb 2024

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Prediction: Real Madrid to win 3-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Real Madrid and Girona will lock horns with each other in La Liga this weekend. The match between Carlo Ancelotti’s side and Michel Sanchez’s team will be held at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 pm K time on Saturday.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in the world who regularly compete for and win major trophies. Carlo Ancelotti’s side did not win the La Liga or the UEFA Champions League last season, but things could turn out very different this time around.

Madrid are at the top of the La Liga table at the moment with 58 points from 23 matches. Los Blancos are two points above second-placed Girona. Carlo Ancelotti’s side will take on RB Leipzig in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League this season.

Los Blancos will head into the La Liga match against Girona this weekend on the back of a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the league. It came after a 2-0 victory over Getafe on the road in La Liga which followed a 2-1 win against Las Palmas away from home in the league.

Team News:

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti is likely to line up his team in a 4-3-1-2 formation. Andriy Lunin will be in goal for Los Blancos and will have Lucas Vazquez, Dani Carvajal, Nacho and Ferland Mendy ahead of him in defence. Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos and Eduardo Camavinga will be the three midfielders and will have Jude Bellingham ahead of them in the number 10 role. Brahim Diaz and Rodrygo will be the two centre-forwards.

Girona

Girona have been the surprise package of the season, not just in Spain but also in entire Europe. Blanquivermells finished 10th in the La Liga table last season, but they could go on and beat the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title this season. Girona have gone from strength to strength, and they are not showing any signs of slowing down.

Míchel Sanchez’s side are second in the La Liga table at the moment with 56 points from 23 matches. Girona are only two points behind leaders Real Madrid and are six points above defending champions and third-placed Barcelona. They have lost just one league game all season and have drawn just five.

Girona will head into the La Liga match against Real Madrid on the back of a goalless draw with Real Sociedad at home in La Liga. It came after a 1-0 victory over Celta de Vigo on the road in the league which followed a 3-2 loss at the hands of Real Mallorca away from home in the Copa del Rey.

Team News:

Girona are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Paulo Gazzaniga will be in goal for the home team. Yan Couto, Eric Garcia, Daley Blind and Miguel Gutierrez will be the four defenders. Yangel Herrera and Aleix Garcia will be the two holding midfielders. Viktor Tsygankov, Ivan Martin and Savio will be the three attacking midfielders and will have Portu ahead of him as the centre-forward.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Real Madrid have lost just 1 La Liga match all season.
  • Real Madrid have scored 48 goals in 23 La Liga matches so far this season.
  • Girona have conceded 25 goals in 23 La Liga games so far this campaign.
  • Artem Dovbyk has scored 14 goals and given 5 assists in 21 La Liga matches for Girona this season.
  • Jude Bellingham has scored 14 goals and provided 3 assists in 20 La Liga games for Real Madrid this campaign.

Conclusion

Girona are doing brilliantly at the moment and will not be fazed at the prospect of taking on Real Madrid away from home at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. They are very much in the running for the league title this season and will take the game to Madrid. Madrid, though, are at home and are in better form. It is very likely that Carlo Ancelotti’s side will eke out a narrow win.

Prediction: Real Madrid to win 3-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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