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Ponferradina are going up against visiting club Girona FC at Estadio Municipal El Toralín in this La Liga 2 meeting on Monday.
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Ponferradina will be hoping for a better result following the 3-1 La Liga 2 loss in their previous game against UD Almería.
In that game, Ponferradina managed 42% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ponferradina was Curro Sánchez (82'). UD Almería had 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Umar Sadiq (2', 21', 29') was the scorer for UD Almería.
Ponferradina have not been in good attacking form of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 vs opposition teams during the course of their previous six fixtures. In those games, La Ponfe have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 6.
Looking at their past form shows that Ponferradina:
- have left without a victory over Girona FC in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
Girona FC come into this game following a 2-1 Copa del Rey win against CD Lugo in their last outing.
In that match, Girona FC managed 63% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Girona FC was Santiago Bueno (120'). CD Lugo got 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Chris Ramos (104') and Marcelo Djaló (115' Own goal) scored for CD Lugo.
For 5 of the prior 6 games featuring Girona FC, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell works out to just 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Blanquivermells standing at 1. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Girona FC haven't been beaten by Ponferradina when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 04/10/2014 shows that Ponferradina have won 1 of them and Girona FC 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
In all, 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 4 for La Ponfe and 11 coming from Blanquivermells. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league fixture featuring the two was La Liga 2 match day 29 on 22/02/2020 and the score finished Girona FC 2-0 Ponferradina.
In that game, Girona FC managed 55% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Brandon (9') and Borja García (41').
For their opponents, Ponferradina had 5 shots at goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Iosu Galech Apezteguía.
Team News: Ponferradina
Ponferradina manager Jon Bolo will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Girona FC
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Girona FC boss Francisco Rodríguez to be concerned with. Cristhian Stuani (Tear in the abductor muscle) misses out for this game.
We’re inclined to think that Girona FC and Ponferradina may well both score, with little between these two teams.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 1-1 score when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Municipal El Toralín (8,432)
Captain: Yuri de Souza
Chairman: José Fernández Nieto
Manager: Jon Bolo
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 7
⭐ Star Player: Pablo Valcarce
Regularly deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Pablo Valcarce was born in Ponferrada, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for CD Numancia in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in this LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 18 appearances.