The La Liga 2 tie at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi on Tuesday sees hosts Girona FC take to the field against Málaga.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Girona FC v Málaga match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Girona FC, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-2 La Liga 2 triumph versus Espanyol.
In that game, Girona FC had 48% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For Girona FC, the goalscorers were Yoel Bárcenas (83') and Samu Sáiz (88'). On the other side, Espanyol got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Raúl de Tomás (40') scored for Espanyol.
It’s not been often in recent times that Girona FC have shown defensive steel. In fact, Blanquivermells have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 6 goals on the way.
Going into this encounter, Girona FC haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Leganés in La Liga 2 competition, Málaga will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Málaga had 51% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Málaga was Juande (33' Own goal, 63'). Leganés got 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Sabin Merino (71') was the scorer for Leganés.
The numbers tell their own story, and Málaga have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 11 goals in all. Defensively, Los Boquerones have clearly had some problems. That pattern might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
Heading into this fixture, Málaga haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was La Liga 2 match day 36 on 28/06/2020 when it finished Málaga 2-0 Girona FC.
On that occasion, Málaga managed 54% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The goals were scored by Cifuentes (20') and Armando Sadiku (49').
On the other side, Girona FC had 5 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Alejandro Muñiz Ruiz.
Team News: Girona FC
Juanpe (Tear in the abductor muscle) and Valery Fernández (Torn Meniscus) will not be taking part for Girona gaffer Francisco Rodríguez.
Team News: Málaga
Due to a completely injury-free group to choose from, Málaga boss Sergio Pellicer has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
In our opinion, Málaga might have a difficult job to find the net against this Girona FC team who we reckon will gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Girona FC at the end of the 90.
Little in this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi (9,200)
Captain: Juan Juanpe
Chairman: Delfí Geli
Manager: Francisco Rodríguez
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 8
⭐ Key Player: Mamadou Sylla
Mostly used in the Striker position, Mamadou Sylla was born in Senegal. Having made a first senior appearance for Racing de Santander in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 4 league goals in this LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 season so far in 9 appearances.