Girona vs Barcelona Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips

Girona vs Barcelona Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips


Girona vs Barcelona Preview

  • Date – Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • Kick-off Time – 04:30 PM GMT
  • Venue – Estadi Montilivi

On Saturday, Artem Dovbyk’s Girona FC and Robert Lewandowski’s FC Barcelona, two of La Liga’s top goal-scorers, will square off. Lewandowski has 16 goals this season, while Dovbyk has 19.

Girona FC defeated UD Las Palmas 2-0 away from home in their most recent match. In that matchup against UD Las Palmas, goals from Dovbyk and David Lopez Silva gave Girona FC the lead.

Meanwhile, On April 29, Barcelona defeated Valencia CF 4-2 at home in its most recent match. Moreover, Lewandowski led Barcelona in the game with three goals completing his Hat-trik on the day.

Previewing the upcoming clash between Girona and Barcelona, there’s a lot at stake for both sides. Securing a win would not only bolster their position in the league but also guarantee a coveted Champions League spot for the next season.

Girona have been on a remarkable journey this season, surpassing expectations and currently sitting at an impressive second place in the league standings. Their resurgence from a mid-table finish last season to potential Champions League qualifiers speaks volumes about their progress. With a significant gap over fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao, Girona has a real shot at making history by clinching their maiden European elite berth.

However, standing in their way is the mighty Barcelona, a team with its own ambitions despite a challenging season. While the league title might be out of reach, Barcelona still holds aspirations for securing a Champions League spot. The recent decision by their manager, Xavi, to stay at the helm adds an intriguing dimension to their campaign. His leadership guided Barcelona to the league title last season, and his renewed commitment signals a determined effort from the Catalan giants.

With both teams eyeing the coveted top-four finish, expect an intense battle on the field as they strive to achieve their respective goals. Girona’s fairy-tale season clashes with Barcelona’s relentless pursuit of success, setting the stage for an enthralling encounter.

Girona vs Barcelona Team News

Girona vs Barcelona
FC Barcelona (Getty Images)

Girona enters the match without any injury worries, providing manager Juan Carlos Unzué with a full squad to choose from. However, they must navigate through suspension concerns, with Aleix Garcia, Juanpe, Miguel Gutierrez, and Arnau Martinez all at risk of missing out due to accumulated bookings.

On the other side, Barcelona will be missing key players for the clash against Girona. Gavi, Alejandro Balde, and Frenkie de Jong are all unavailable, leaving manager Xavi with some adjustments to make to his lineup. Their absence will undoubtedly be felt, but Barcelona will look to other members of the squad to step up and fill the void.

Girona vs. Barcelona Predicted Lineups

Girona Predicted XI: Gazzaniga; E. Garcia, Lopez, Gutierrez; Herrera, A. Garcia; Couto, Martin, Savio; Dovbyk

Barcelona Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Joao Cancelo; Pedri, Sergi Roberto, Gundogan; Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Girona vs. Barcelona Head-to-Head

In previous encounters between Girona and Barcelona, Barcelona holds the upper hand with seven victories. Girona has emerged victorious in two matches, while two encounters ended in a draw. This historical record sets the stage for an intriguing battle as both teams aim to add to their respective tallies and claim supremacy on the day.

Let’s have a look at the last 5 fixtures between Girona vs. Barcelona.

DateResultWinner
10 Dec 2023Barcelona 2-4 GironaGirona
10 Apr 2023Barcelona 0-0 GironaDraw
28 Jan 2023Girona 0-1 BarcelonaBarcelona
24 Jul 2021Barcelona 3-1 GironaBarcelona
16 Sep 2020Barcelona 3-1 GironaBarcelona

Girona vs Barcelona Prediction

Girona vs Barcelona
Girona (Getty Images)

despite Girona’s impressive season and their previous 4-2 victory away to Barcelona, we anticipate Barcelona emerging victorious with both teams finding the back of the net. 

Prediction: Girona 2-3 Barcelona.

Girona vs Barcelona Odds (subject to change)

  • Girona win – 2.80
  • Barcelona win – 2.50
  • Draw – 3.90
  • Odds source – Oddspedia.com
  • Tip: Over 2.5 Goals

Where to Watch Girona vs Barcelona

  • India – Jio Cinema, Sports 18
  • UK – ITV
  • Spain- DAZN
  • US – ESPN+

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