Girona vs Villarreal Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

The vibrant Estadi Montilivi in Girona, Spain, prepares to host a captivating La Liga encounter on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024. Local heroes Girona FC welcome…

Girona vs Villarreal

The vibrant Estadi Montilivi in Girona, Spain, prepares to host a captivating La Liga encounter on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024. Local heroes Girona FC welcome Villarreal CF, creating a battle between teams with contrasting recent form.

Match

  • Teams: Girona FC vs Villarreal CF
  • Competition: La Liga
  • Date: Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 (**Double-check closer to the date for confirmation)
  • Time: Time is yet to be confirmed, but La Liga matches typically start between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM GMT+2.
  • Venue: Estadi Montilivi, Girona, Spain

Prediction

The Estadi Montilivi is set for a fascinating La Liga encounter with both teams motivated by different goals:

  • Girona Win (Favorable at Home): Playing at home with a confident squad and a strong attacking duo, Girona has a good chance to win. Their passionate home crowd and recent form could be a deciding factor. Look for Aleix García’s creativity to unlock opportunities for the in-form Cristhian Stuani.
  • Draw (Possible Outcome, Especially with Rotation): The pressure to perform, especially for Villarreal after their Champions League success, might lead both teams to prioritize avoiding defeat. This, coupled with potential squad rotation by Villarreal, could result in a tightly contested match that ends in a draw.
  • Villarreal Win (Possible, But Requires Focus): The Champions League winners can pull off an away victory if they maintain their focus and attacking prowess. Key players like Gerard Moreno need to be on form to exploit any weaknesses in Girona’s defense, especially if they face a less experienced Girona lineup due to home team rotation strategies.

Lineups (Predicted)

  • Girona FC (4-3-3):
    • Goalkeeper: Juan Carlos
    • Defenders: Jordi Calavera, Santi Bueno, Bernardo Espinosa, Miguel Gutiérrez
    • Midfielders: Aleix García, Ramon Terrats, Samuel Saiz
    • Forwards: Valentín Castellanos, Cristhian Stuani, Yangel Herrera
  • Villarreal CF (4-4-2) – Rotation Possible
    • Goalkeeper: Gerónimo Rulli (or Pepe Reina)
    • Defenders: Juan Foyth, Pau Torres, Raúl Albiol, Alfonso Pedraza
    • Midfielders: Manu Trigueros, Étienne Capoue, Dani Parejo, Samuel Chukwueze
    • Forwards: Arnaut Danjuma, Yéremy Pino (or Gerard Moreno)

Odds

(subject to change, always check with your preferred sportsbook)

  • Girona Win: Favorite at Home (around -1.50)
  • Draw: Likely Outcome (around +3.20)
  • Villarreal Win: Underdog (around +4.70 or higher)

Head-to-Head (H2H)

While Villarreal holds a slight edge historically, recent encounters have been closely contested:

  • Mixed Results: In their last 5 meetings, Girona has won once, Villarreal has won twice, and there have been two draws.
  • Goals on Both Sides: Recent clashes have often been entertaining affairs with both teams finding the net.

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