FC Girona vs. Atletico Madrid / La Liga – Both teams are in the upper part of the table before this 14th round, but this was expected from Atletico, while Girona is a pleasant surprise. Atletico is in third place with four points more than Girona, which is in seventh position. They are in equal form lately, but Atletico is also playing in the Champions League, where they managed to secure the placement in the round of sixteen even before the last round. They have played a draw with Barcelona in the previous championship round, while Girona celebrated against another team from this city. Last season, both duels of these rivals ended unresolved.
FC Girona vs. Atletico Madrid begins 02.12.2018 at 16:15 CET
Girona is really very good in their second season among the elite, and it is now clear that they do not need to worry about their status in La Liga. If they succeed in keeping this rhythm, they could even engage in the fight for the European position, even though they themselves would have nothing against placement in the middle of the table. They are now in a series of six matches without defeat, one of which one was played in the Cup.
In the championship, they mostly record victories and draws, but their last two triumphs were made on the guest appearances. Those were not easy matches because they played against Valencia and Espanyol. Their triumph over Espanyol in the last round is especially valuable because this team is excellent this season and it was their first defeat at home this season. Girona has celebrated with 3-1, and the brilliant Stuani has scored his first two goals in the first six minutes. They are still without striker Portu, who is recovering from injury.
Probable lineups FC Girona: Bono – Ramalho, Bernardo, Juanpe – Porro, A.Garcia, Pons, Muniesa – Roberts, Stuani, Borja
Atletico is in a series of seven matches without defeat if we count all the competitions. But if we only look at the championship, this series is even longer and they have not lost in ten rounds. Specifically, Atletico was defeated only once, and it was by Celta as guests, while they have also recorded six draws. Interestingly, they either celebrate or play a draw. Most of their draws were on the side and they only celebrated once outside of their stadium, in the suburb of Madrid against Getafe. The last three draws have ended with the same result 1-1, and in the last round they played a derby against Barcelona.
It was a bad match, but they managed to take the lead after a goal by Costa in the end, so after which they received a goal in the last moments. They could have been on the first place now if they had won, but the leader Sevilla is only two points away. During the weak, they have routinely mastered Monaco in the Champions League with 2-0, even though they were without the injured Costa, while defenders Godin and Gimenez are also missing, so Hernandez could again be on the centre-back.
Probable lineups Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Arias, Savic, L.Hernandez, Filipe Luis – Rodri, Saul Niguez, Koke, Lemar – Griezmann, Kalinic
FC Girona vs. Atletico Madrid PICK
Girona is very good and difficult to overcome this season, with the proviso that they are playing even better as guests. Atletico is unrecognizable this season and they are mostly recording unresolved results, so this could also happen now, with the proviso that both teams might score goals.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 2.33 at sportingbet (down to 2.15 can be played)
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