Girona FC

V

Montilivi

09/03/2018 | 8:00 pm

Deportivo de La Coruna

V

Montilivi

09/03/2018 | 8:00 pm

In a sentence: Girona can move into the Europa League places with a win in the first match of the weekend.

Last time: The Blanquivermell won 3-1 in the Segunda Division back in 2014. They also won the reverse of this fixture 2-1 back in October, thanks to goals from Benitez and Portu.

This time: Girona are 11/17 to win with Deportivo La Coruna at 26/5 and the draw 13/4.

You might remember: A fiery meeting in 2012, in which both sides had a man sent off. Jandro scored a penalty on the stroke of half time to give Girona a 1-0 win.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Girona come into this La Liga game against Deportivo at Estadi Montilivi as the favourites

Beyond the traditional big guns in Spain, Girona are the side in the next best form with four wins from their last six La Liga matches. They will surely be too strong for a struggling Deportivo La Coruna team.

Girona are 11/17 to win, and it’s no surprise that their price is so low as they have won their last five league matches at home. They scored 13 whilst conceding none in those games too, so are in red hot form on their own patch.

Deportivo La Coruna can be backed at 26/5, but the form book suggests doing so would be a waste of money. They are bottom of the away form guide, having lost five of their last six away matches. They have won just one away match in 2017/18, so it would be very surprising to see them win at Girona.

The draw is available at 13/4. Both sides have drawn seven league matches this season, and as only four teams in the division have drawn more games, this could be the way to go with your bet.

Cristhian Stuani is priced at 7/2 to score the first goal, or 13/12 to net at some point during the match. He has scored 14 league goals this season, with 11 of those coming at Estadi Montilivi. He has also scored six times in his last 10 appearances, so is in decent form.

Florin Andone is 3/1 to find the net any time, or 9/1 to open the scoring. With seven league goals he is Deportivo’s top scorer this season, and the Romanian striker has bagged five goals in his last 10 league matches.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

A red card. Girona have received the fourth most yellow cards in the division but haven’t yet had a red, so must be due one soon. Deportivo have gone down to ten men twice, and both players received a red card in the meeting before last in Girona.

2

We fancy:

Girona to win and both teams to score, at 28/11. The home side will surely have too much for Deportivo, and both of these sides are in La Liga’s top six for matches where both teams have scored.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Girona to win 4-0 at 25/1. They recently beat Las Palmas 6-0 at home and Deportivo are below them in the table, so a landslide Girona win has to be a distinct possibility.

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Written by Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.