Espanyol vs Girona FC Match Analysis & Prediction
07/01/2023 11:00 pm
Espanyol will look to end the six game winless run in the La Liga this weekend when they host Girona FC at RCDE Stadium in the 16th game week of the competition. Kickoffs on January 7 at 23:00EAT.
The home team finished 14th in La Liga last season on their return to this level, and they will now be looking to consolidate following their shock relegation at the end of 2019-20.
Espanyol prepares for this game high spirits following 3-1 Copa del Rey triumph over Celta Vigo in their previous fixture. In that game, Espanyol had 47% possession, 15 shots with six of them on target and goals scored by Javi Puado (53′), Sergi Darder (97′) and Nico Melamed (118′). Celta Vigo got 14 shots with two of them on target and a goal by Gonçalo Paciência (15′). Espanyol won the match after extra time.
Any spot above the 18th would go down as a successful campaign for Girona FC, and there have been plenty of encouraging signs this season, with a total of 17 points from 15 matches leaving them in 12th position.
Girona FC held each other to 2-2 La Liga draw versus Rayo Vallecano in their previous fixture. In that game, Girona FC had 60% possession, 16 shots with seven on target and goals scored by Valentín Castellanos (34′) and Samu Sáiz (75′). Rayo Vallecano got 12 shots with four of them on target and gaols by Sergio Camello (2′) and Isi Palazón (62′).
Espanyol vs. Girona FC Head to head
Saturday’s fixture will be the 10th head to head encounter between these two sides since 2003; Girona FC won nine times while Espanyol won three times.
23/01/2021Girona1Espanyol0La Liga 2
20/11/2020Espanyol1Girona2La Liga 2
Espanyol Team News
Vinicius Souza serves a one-game ban, as well as Dani Gomez, while Keidi Bare misses out with a ligament issue.
Espanyol 's Last 5 Matches
03/01/2023Espanyol3Celta Vigo1Copa del Rey
21/12/2022Paso0Espanyol1Copa del Rey
Girona FC Team News
Midfielder Oriol Romeu is banned for the match, while defenders Javi Hernandez and Juanpe remain in the treatment room.
Girona FC's Last 5 Matches
22/12/2022Cacereno2Girona1Copa del Rey
17/12/2022Man City2Girona0Club Friendlies
Espanyol vs. Girona FC: Odds and Predictions
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