Second league against first league! This eternally young and exciting duel will take place in the sixteenth final of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening. At the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi, the second division Girona Futbol Club receives the La Liga club Villarreal Club de Futbol. In the duel Girona vs. Villarreal’s bookmakers’ odds of a maximum of 2.33 speak for a victory for the guests from the first division.
Girona vs Villarreal Free Betting Tips
However, with odds of up to 3.30, the betting providers do not consider a success of the home strong hosts to be really absurd. Girona is the second best home team in the second division and has won four of their last five home games. The betting base, however, follows the opinion of the bookmakers and bet in the cup game Girona vs. Villarreal gave their tip on a victory for the guests.
Girona – Statistics & current form
With second place at the end of the second division season 2016/17, the Girona Futbol Club rose to the first Spanish league for the first time in its history. In the four years before, the Catalans had narrowly missed promotion three times in the play-offs. With a 10th place at the end of the first season in the first division, the Red-Whites also started well in La Liga.
But the “First League” adventure ended again in the previous season. At the end of the 2018/19 season, 37 points were enough for the first relegation zone. The relegation was missed by four counters. In La Liga 2 there was a big change for Girona. As a coach, Pep Lluis Marti should manage this restart. The new team got into shape pretty quickly and is playing for promotion again this season.
After the 19th matchday, the Gironistes were in a good fifth place, only four points behind the first direct promotion place. But then the GFC started a small downward trend. The record from the last five league games is four bankruptcies and only one win. In the four defeats, the red and whites also had no goals of their own.
The fourth defeat in this period was 0: 1 on Sunday at the relegation-threatened CD Tenerife. After only seven minutes, the guests were behind and ran behind this gap throughout the game without success. Even 60 percent possession of the ball and 15: 6 shots on goal for the GFC could not prevent the defeat in the end. Inaccuracies in the passing game and poor exploitation of opportunities prevented a point win.
With the tenth defeat of the season, the Blanquivermells initially slipped out of the promotion playoff ranks. The club is currently in seventh place with 34 points, two points behind the first playoff rank. Above all, the poor results abroad prevent better placement. With just two wins and eight points from twelve guest appearances, Girona is the third worst away team in the second division.
Things are going much better at home. 26 points mean second place behind Huesca in the home table. In twelve home games, Coach Marti’s men only conceded ten goals. If the home side can also call up their home strength in the cup game, the game Girona vs. Villarreal a tip on a progression of the second division team make sense.
In the last Copa del Rey season, the Blanquivermells reached the quarter-finals for the first time in their club’s history. The round of 16 will surely not be forgotten when, after a 1-1 draw at home in the first leg, a 3: 3 victory in the second leg against the big favorite Atletico Madrid. In the round of eight, however, was the final stop against Real Madrid.
Probable lineup of Girona:
↪ Riesgo – Maffeo, Ramalho, Miquel, Mojica – Borja Garcia, Diamanka, Gumbau, Izquierdo – Stuani, Soriano
Last games from Girona:
⚽️ January 19, 2020 – Tenerife vs. Girona 1-0 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 16.01.2020 – Girona vs. Extremadura 3: 1 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – FC Cartagena vs. Girona 2: 4 (Copa del Rey)
⚽️ 01/05/2020 – Rayo Vallecano vs. Girona 1-0 (Segunda Division)
⚽️ 12/22/2019 – Girona vs. Mirandes 0-3 (Segunda Division)
Villarreal – Statistics & current form
In 1998 the Villarreal Club de Futbol rose to the first Spanish league for the first time in its history. With the exception of the 2012/13 season, when the club had slipped into the second division for a year, the “yellow submarine” has so far been part of the regular line-up in La Liga. The club celebrated its greatest successes in the era of coach Manuel Pellegrini.
The Chilean coach led the club from 2004 to 2009 to the vice championship and even the semi-finals of the Champions League. But in recent years, the yellow and blue have always been one of the most successful Spanish clubs. Villarreal has achieved international business six times in the last seven seasons.
Only in the last season was there a lot of sand in the submarine. At the end of the season, 44 points were enough for 14th place, seven points before the relegation zone. This year things should go uphill again. Since January 2019, the team has been supervised by Javier Calleja, who had trained the club from September 2017 to December 2018, but was then dismissed from 17th place in the league.
Before the season, the squad was also turned inside out. But with this recipe, the “Yellow Submarine” found its way back into the right channel. After 20 match days, Villarreal is in a good ninth place, just three points behind the first European cup. 34 goals scored are the best offensive behind Barcelona and Real Madrid.
On Sunday, Villarreal conceded a shameful 1-2 home defeat against the bottom of the table Espanyol Barcelona. The home side even played in the last half hour in the majority. But it was not enough to do more than Santi Cazorla’s penalty goal. Especially in the first half, the yellow-blue hadn’t come into play.
Coach Javi Calleja had sent the team on to the field in 4-1-4-1. Already in the 5th minute the guests had taken the lead after a corner. The bankruptcy was a setback for Villarreal in the fight for the European Cup places.
With a win you could have jumped to a Europa League place. Villarreal had previously been unbeaten in six competitive games and even won five of those games. The “Yellow Submarine” has been unbeaten away since the end of November and the defeat at Valencia.
On this record, the game Girona vs. Villarreal a tip on guest success a good option.
Probable lineup of Villarreal:
↪ Asenjo – Mario Gaspar, Albiol, Pau, Alberto Moreno – Cazorla – Anguissa, Iborra, Trigueros, Chukwueze – Bacca
Last games from Villarreal:
⚽️ January 19, 2020 – Villarreal vs. Espanyol Barcelona 1: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Orihuela vs. Villarreal 1: 2 (Copa del Rey)
⚽️ 01/05/2020 – Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal 1: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Villarreal vs. Getafe 1-0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 12/18/2019 – Comillas vs. Villarreal 0: 5 (Copa del Rey)
Girona vs Villarreal Direct comparison & statistics highlights
So far there have been seven duels between Girona and Villarreal. With four to three wins, the Catalans are just ahead in a direct comparison. There has never been a division of points between the two clubs.
The last two seasons met both teams in La Liga. Here all four games ended with an away win. In the common second division season 2012/13, however, there was a home win. The game also existed in the Copa del Rey. In the first round of the 2004/05 season, Girona won 2-1 at home.
Girona vs Villarreal Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
Both teams play a decent season in their leagues, but suffered a bitter defeat on the previous day. The shape curve of the past few weeks, however, speaks more for Villarreal. Above all, Girona can throw his home strength into the ring before the cup game. Villarreal coach Calleja expects his team to react to the home defeat against the bottom of the table.
Key facts – Girona vs Villarreal tips
⭐️ Girona is the second best home team in the second division – but also the third worst away team
⭐️ After six competitive games in a row without defeat, Villarreal left the field again as the loser on Sunday
⭐️ The last four duels between GFC and VCF all ended with an away win
The spectators can look forward to an exciting and offensive cup game. With the home advantage in the back, the second division club should be able to compensate for the class difference quite well. In the end, in our opinion, the quality and better shape of the guests should prevail.
Competition: Copa del Rey
Date: Jan 22, 2020
Insider Tips: 2
Stake: 3/10 units