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Girona vs Real Madrid Match Preview
History will be in the making as Real Madrid make their first-ever trip to Girona in the Spanish La Liga this weekend. The Girona vs Real Madrid fixture would be played at the Estadi Montilivi on Sunday, October 29. With off-field developments in Catalonian independence threatening to disrupt the game, the visitors could be in for a hostile welcome.
The defending champions are yet to hit top form in the La Liga as they find themselves third in the table with 20 points from nine matches. That’ already five points off the leaders Barcelona but manager Zinedine Zidane knows that his side is no way out of the title race. What augurs well for the Los Blancos is their form away from home, where they have won their last 10 competitive games away from the Bernabeu. That run included wins over established European names like Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona which means they should have no problems at Girona. But, it doesn’t always work that way with Real Madrid who have devised ways of struggling against lesser names and dropping points. Will that be the case against Girona?
For the hosts, it is a historical moment that they host Real Madrid for the first time in history. It is a pity that this moment could be shrouded in controversy over Catalan independence. Nevertheless, the performance of this tiny club isn’t inspiring confidence so far, this season. They find themselves 15th on the table after nine games with as many points. That is just three away from the relegation zone as the hosts look to build momentum in their season. They picked up a much-needed win at Deportivo La Coruna on Monday but that was their lone win in their last eight competitive matches (one win, five losses, two draws). Can they spring a surprise against their famed visitors?
Girona vs Real Madrid H2H
This Girona vs Real Madrid fixture is the first-ever competitive meeting these sides.
Girona vs Real Madrid Team News
Christhian Stuani is available for Girona following his ban. Key defender Pedro Alcala may not yet feature.
Real Madrid should welcome their first-choice XI after wholesale changes in the Copa del Rey. Dani Carvajal may still be a doubt for the visitors.
Girona vs Real Madrid Probable Line-ups
Girona: Bono, Ramalho, Espinosa, Juanpe, Maffeo, Pons, A. Garcia, Benitez, Portu, Kayode, B. Garcia.
Real Madrid: Casilla, Achraf, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Girona vs Real Madrid Predictions
All of Real’s away matches this season have produced over 2.5 goals and that looks to be the case once again this weekend. The hosts are trying to avoid a fifth straight competitive home loss following the midweek loss to Levante in the Copa del Rey but it is hard to see beyond a Real Madrid win. Karim Benzema was rested in the midweek and should be fresh for this encounter. He has scored only once in La Liga this year but the Frenchman should find his range against Girona.