Real Madrid vs. Girona Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
8 February 2024, 09:34

The match of the 24th round of the Spanish La Liga will pit the two leaders of the standings against each other. Real Madrid, after a persistent pursuit of Girona throughout the season, finally managed to break ahead and is currently ahead of its main rivals by 2 points with 58 points in the asset. The missed victory over Atletico in the last round certainly fueled Real Madrid's motivation and in this match Real Madrid will be fully armed, because apart from Girona, this season neither Barcelona (8 points gap) nor Atletico (10 points gap) represent serious competition. Girona, as before, to spite everyone, continues to chase Real Madrid and does not intend to stop. The team can rightfully be called the main sensation of the season and at any end of the season, this La Liga campaign will remain in the memory of fans for a long time.

Real Madrid vs. Girona Preview 

Real Madrid Preview

Real Madrid is approaching one of the decisive meetings of the season embittered after the Madrid derby, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Madrid rightfully dominated the whole match and could have scored much more, but a 90+3 goal nullified all efforts. Despite this, Real Madrid showed that even in view of the huge number of injury problems (Dani Carvajal played as a central defender), Madrid still looks great in terms of the quality of the game. Antonio Rüdiger and Vinicius Junior are expected to return to the match with Girona, so Carlo Ancelotti's squad will be close to optimal. Real Madrid certainly have in mind the first leg of the Champions League play-offs, which will be played a few days after this match, but Ancelotti has enough resources to ensure the freshness of the team.

Girona Preview

Girona, like Real Madrid, lost points in the last round, drawing 0-0 with Real Sociedad. The main problem for Girona in the upcoming match is the disqualification of key players - Angel Herrera and Daily Blind, as well as head coach Michel. Girona does not participate in European competitions and was eliminated from the cup, which allows the team to fully concentrate on La Liga. Despite all this, squad problems and the outright difference in the class of the teams do not allow to believe in a miracle, which has already been proven in the first round match, where Real Madrid won a landslide 3-0 victory.

Betting Tips for Real Madrid vs. Girona

Handicap Real Madrid (-1)

If Real Madrid plays at least half as well as they played the match against Atletico, then Girona will have very little chance. Girona does not cope well with matches when the opponent forces them to close in their penalty area and feels uncomfortable without space. Real Madrid, with players like Toni Kroos and Eduardo Camavinga, will certainly focus on overlapping spaces, a scenario in which Girona will have the minimum number of chances. With such a game, we can expect a confident victory for Real Madrid and for this forecast and for this Real Madrid vs. Girona prediction Parimatch gives odds of 1.81.

Total Over 3 Goals

Girona and Real Madrid are the two highest scoring teams in the championship (52 goals from Girona, 48 from Real Madrid). In addition, both teams did not realize a lot of chances in the last round, which should be reflected in the upcoming match. Girona is also not against engaging in shootouts (4-3 with Atletico, 4-2 with Barcelona), while Real Madrid is trying to convert all its chances into goals scored. In this match, we should expect quite a lot of chances from both sides. Parimatch evaluates this Real Madrid vs. Girona tip with odds of 1.79.

Vinicius Junior to Score at Any Time

Vinicius was excluded from the starting line-up for the match against Atletico at the last moment and made it clear throughout the match that he was eager to get on the field. Despite the fact that he did not come out, the young Brazilian is one of the main leaders of the team and it is expected that he will return to the starting line-up against Girona. Given the tight defense of the guests, it is the dribbling and non-standard solutions of the Brazilian that bring Real points in such situations. Vinicius has scored in 2 of the last 3 matches when he started (Las Palmas and Almeria), and has every chance to score his 7th goal in La Liga in this match. Real Madrid vs. Girona odds for this outcome are 3.40, according to William Hill.

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