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Girona FC line up against the visiting Ponferradina at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in the La Liga 2 tie on Saturday.
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Girona FC enter this fixture following a 2-2 La Liga 2 drawn game versus CE Sabadell.
In that match, Girona FC had 62% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Girona FC, goals were scored by Gerard Gumbau (44') and Samu Sáiz (51'). CE Sabadell FC had 7 shots on goal with 5 on target. Stoichkov (8', 45') was the scorer for CE Sabadell.
Blanquivermells have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, but they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Blanquivermells have been punished defensively in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those games. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Girona FC:
- have not lost a league tie with Ponferradina in their last 5 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Previously, Ponferradina drew 2-2 in the La Liga 2 tie with Logroñés.
In that match, Ponferradina managed 60% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For Ponferradina, the goalscorers were Kaxe (76') and Yuri de Souza (86'). On the other side, Logroñés had 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Iñaki Sáenz (28', 71') scored for Logroñés.
The numbers tell their own story, and Ponferradina have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, La Ponfe could really do with shoring things up.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Ponferradina:
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes going back to 08/03/2015 shows us that Girona FC have won 3 of these and Ponferradina 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
A combined sum of 14 goals were produced between them in these games, with 9 of them for Blanquivermells and 5 belonging to La Ponfe. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league match between the two was La Liga 2 match day 21 on 11/01/2021 when it ended Ponferradina 1-1 Girona FC.
On that occasion, Ponferradina had 50% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer was José Amo (71').
For their opponents, Girona FC got 18 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Monchu (40') scored.
The referee was Saúl Ais Reig.
Team News: Girona FC
Girona FC boss Francisco Rodríguez will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever before this game owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from. Santiago Bueno will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Ponferradina
Due to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Ponferradina manager Jon Bolo has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Ponferradina will have to perform well to breach the defence of this Girona FC lineup who we think should score one, at least.
We’ve gone for a very even contest with a 1-0 winning margin for Girona FC at the end of the 90.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi (9,200)
Captain: Francisco Aday
Chairman: Delfí Geli
Manager: Francisco Rodríguez
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 8
🔑 Key Player: Mamadou Sylla
Typically played 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 dangerous Forward has accumulated 8 league goals in the LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 season to date in 28 appearances.