The Catalan team of Girona will host the giants Sociedad from the Basque country. An exciting encounter in the Spanish Primera Division.
This match will be broadcasted live on Bein Sports HD 3
|Despite Girona getting a shock victory over Real Madrid recently, the teams’ respective stats suggest a slight edge in favour of the visitors for this clash, even if current odds dispute this idea. Undoubtedly, the hosts’ first order of business will be to improve on their current (league-low) average of 10.9 shots per home game.|
|Though Girona have failed to score in three of their last four league matches, one positive is that their last four league goals have all come from separate goalscorers, apparently minimising the prior reliance on Cristhian Stuani, who has netted 13 of their 25 goals.|
|Standing in their way of continued momentum are in-form Champions League aspirants Real Sociedad, who have recorded a seven-game unbeaten run (W4, D3), which includes a total of five points collected in three away trips (W1, D2).|
|In fact, Real Sociedad are yet to lose away to any club (like Girona) in the bottom half of the table going into this round (W4, D2). They also have a particular penchant for striking goals in the final third of LL away matches (61st minute onwards), boasting an away goal difference of +6 in that period.|
|Players to watch: Bernardo (GIR) should return immediately from suspension, and promises to be a handful, with an average of 5.5 interceptions per home game (#6 in the league).|
|Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal returned to peak form with a double against Leganes last time out, and also notched up a brace against Girona in April 2018.|
|Stat attack: Girona have won just twice at home as the favourites (D4, L3).|
|Real Sociedad have collected points in four of seven LL matches (W3, D1, L3) as the outsider.|
|Girona’s last six LL home games have all produced under 2.5 total goals.|
|The two sides have met just once at Girona this decade, sharing a 1-1 draw in 2017/18.|
@BetSheihk Betting Picks: I back a draw in this difficult to decide match. Goals will be scored so I reckon either 0-0 or 1-1.
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