On Friday night, Girona host Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, as the visitors attempt to keep alive their hopes of landing a Europa League place this season.
Girona are enjoying a respectable campaign so far in La Liga. The minnows are currently 12th in the Spanish top-flight table, just three points behind the ninth-place visitors in fact.
The home sides form has improved dramatically of late, as they have now won three of their last five league matches, after previously failing to win in ten games in the Spanish top-flight. Last time out, Girona recorded a 2-0 victory at Levante.
The win last time out means that three of Girona’s last four league games have produced under 2.5 goals. A big factor in those low scoring goals is the fact that the home side has kept clean sheets in three of those aforementioned four games.
Girona have a poor recent home record in La Liga, failing to win in eight matches at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi. The home side has struggled to score goals on home soil in La Liga of late, failing to score in three of their last four outings.
Athletics’ recent league form has been inconsistent. Last time out in La Liga, Gaizka Garitano’s team recorded a 2-0 home win over Atletico Madrid last time out. The game produced another low-scoring encounter, as Bilbao’s last six league matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
Athletic Bilbao have struggled for wins on their travels of late in the Spanish top-flight, winning just two of their last 16 away matches. Bilbao’s recent away games in La Liga have been low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four matches on their travels.
PREDICTION : DRAW 1-1
Accumulator Tip : Draw Or Over 2.5 @ 1.47 with @ BETKING