Eight teams still fight for the title in the Spanish Copa del Rey. However, one of the co-favorites had to cancel the sails already in the second round. The speech is of course from Atletico Madrid. The team of Diego Simeone lost neither the one-way nor the second leg against the Girona Fútbol Club, but due to the more shot away goals of the blatant outsider, this surprise came about. The previous decade of the Spanish La Liga is now aiming for the next sensation in the quarter-finals. Once again Girona gets to do with a favorite from the capital, Real Madrid.
Real Madrid Vs Girona Football Betting Tips
The Madrilenians have recently recovered to some extent and in the league at least two victories in a row booked. Of the absolute top constitution, the Royal are still far away, which proves, among other things, the 0-1 defeat in the second round match against Leganes. Nevertheless, the Champions League winner of the past three years enjoys a huge standing with the bookmakers, so on Thursday at Real Madrid against Girona, the odds turn out clearly in the direction of the Galactic. Perhaps that is precisely why the value is more likely to be found on the part of the guests, because after all, they were never in the midst of 24 competitive matches in this season at half-time.
Real Madrid – Statistics & Current Form
Although Real Madrid’s form has moved up slightly in the past few weeks and Coach Solari’s team has won three out of the last four competitive matches, the Royal ones are far from safe from further collapse. The structure of the Champions League dominator of the past three years is extremely unstable and also secondary battlefields around dissatisfied professionals like Isco or Gareth Bale threaten to escalate at any time. After all, the Madrilenians reported in La Liga by two successes at Betis Sevilla (2-1) and at home against Sevilla FC (2: 0) back, so the capital club now greets again from third place and “only” five points behind Atletico Madrid in second place. However, since the chances of winning the title in the Spanish Championship have been reduced to a minimum, only the Copa del Rey remains to raise a national trophy. There it gets Real Madrid in the quarterfinals with Girona to do. The prognosis of many so-called experts falls in favor of the hosts in this match, although the guests may not be underestimated at the latest after the mentioned progress against Atletico Madrid.
If Real Madrid’s odds against a home win against Girona are too low, then, statistically, it should not make the mistake of assuming a high or premature success. Looking at the isolated table after the first 45 minutes, Real Madrid is only in seventh place. The goal difference is even negative with 11 goals scored and 13 goals scored, and only in eight cases did Sergio Ramos and Co. start the second round with a lead. More than a single goal in the first half, the Madrid were only able to mark the 2: 2 in Villarreal for the start of the year 2019. Because there is a lot to stake in the quarter-final first leg and the Solari team will not have to make a decision in the first of a total of four halves, it’s safe to say that the hosts face problems with a decent defense , In the game Real Madrid – Girona, therefore, a tip to a draw at halftime is definitely worth considering, especially since it also stood in the league game at the cabin 1: 1, before the Royal put on a Schippe after the break and 4: 1 the Leave place as a winner. Keylor Navas, Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio and Jesus Vallejo will miss due to injury. Kroos, Llorente and Mariano Diaz, however, have returned to team training and could slip earlier than expected in the squad. Changes against the 2-0 victory against Sevilla are likely, especially since on Sunday the important away game in La Liga at Espanyol Barcelona is on the program.
Expected formation of Real Madrid:
Courtois; Odriozola, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Llorente, Kroos, Valverde; Vinicius, Benzema, Isco
Last matches of Real Madrid:
- 19.01.2019 – Real Madrid Vs. Sevilla 2: 0 (La Liga)
16.01.2019 – CD Leganés vs. Real Madrid 1-0 (Copa del Rey)
13.01.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Real Madrid 1: 2 (La Liga)
09.01.2019 – Real Madrid vs. CD Leganés 3: 0 (Copa del Rey)
06.01.2019 – Real Madrid Vs. Real Sociedad 0-2 (La Liga)
Girona – Statistics & Current Form
Since last season, the Girona Fútbol Club belongs to the inventory of the highest Spanish league. Right in the premiere year, the Red-Whites were able to convince as newcomers and finish in a respectable tenth place. In the current season, it also looks pretty neat after 20 match days. Twenty-four points accumulated are currently enough to reach position 12, although the lead over the first relegation zone is only a meager four points. In the league Girona 2019 still waiting for the first three. In Levante and at home to Alaves the team of coach Eusebio had to be satisfied with one point. At Betis Sevilla it hailed at the weekend an avoidable 2: 3 bankruptcy.
The provisional climax experienced the Catalans in the Copa del Rey, as they were able to point Atletico Madrid in the second round sensational in the barriers. Two draws at home (1: 1) and in the Spanish capital (3: 3) were enough to fix the progress. In both cases, by the way, there was already a draw at halftime (1: 1 each). In general, the red and white are one of the best teams when it comes to starting a game. In none of the 24 previous competitive games was Girona to break behind. Nine times, the Rangzwölfte led, in 15 cases would be gone after 45 minutes of betting on X. In that sense, it is actually the logical consequence between Real Madrid and Girona, due to the lucrative quotas, to steer the prognosis in that direction as well. They drew at half-time in four out of five games against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. Only the La Liga first leg against the Royal was lost in the aftermath. Although the defensive – by numbers – far from the cream of the cream of the Spanish House of Lords counts, the Catalans succeed against top clubs again and again, to stand stable and set isolated pinpricks forward. Why not on Thursday in the Copa del Rey? Johan Mojica, Aday and Carles Planas are not available for injury. Top scorer Stuani, who had to pass at the weekend, should however return to the team and provide the necessary relief.
Expected formation of Girona:
Iraizoz; Ramalho, Espinosa, Muniesa; Porro, Granell, Luiz, Valery; Lozano, Garcia, Stuani
Last matches of Girona:
- 20.01.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Girona 3: 2 (La Liga)
16.01.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Girona 3: 3 (Copa del Rey)
12.01.2019 – Girona vs. Alaves 1: 1 (La Liga)
09.01.2019 – Girona Vs. Atletico Madrid 1: 1 (Copa del Rey)
04.01.2019 – Levante Vs. Girona 2: 2 (La Liga)
Real Madrid vs. Girona Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
In the last and current season, Real Madrid and Girona faced each other three times in La Liga. These were the only clashes between these clubs to this day. Twice the favorite left the place as the winner; However, the first direct duel ended 2-1 for the Catalans. Interesting: In the two significant Real successes (4: 1 and 6: 3) the decision fell in the second half. Both times, the Royal had to settle for a half-time draw, which was very close to our Real Madrid vs. Girona tip brings an additional argument.
Real Madrid vs Girona betting tips provided by expert tipsters
That Real Madrid is against Girona as the clear favorite in the quarter-final first leg of the Copa del Rey, is beyond question and is also quite justified. However, whether the fairly one-sided distribution of betting odds reflects the actual starting position is questionable. Although the form curve of the Madrilenians after three victories in the past four competitive matches up, yet the Solari Elf can not convince consistently. The dominance of bygone days has definitely been lost and even supposedly simple home games become a real test of patience for the Champions League triumphant of the past three years.
Key Facts – Real Madrid Vs Girona tips
Real Madrid were in the lead in only eight of 20 La Liga games at halftime
Girona never got behind the wheel in 24 competitive matches (nine leads, 15 draws)
In the direct duel in the league it was at halftime 1: 1. Final score 4: 1 for Real
Also for the match Real Madrid vs.. Girona is moving our prediction in a similar direction. The guests from Catalonia were in the entire season 2018/2019, say in 24 competitive games, never at halftime behind. In just 15 cases, the red-whites fought a draw at the break, including in both round of 16 against Atletico Madrid. We assume that the outsider will stand low and do his utmost not to concede a quick goal. The Royal was often lacking creativity on offense, which is why it could well take until the second round before the greater quality prevails and Solari Eleven finds solutions. In the end, we decide between Real Madrid and Girona for the tip on lucrative odds that it draws on Thursday night after 45 minutes. Three units is the use adapted to the rather high risk.
Insider Tips: X (1st HT)