Barcelona VS Girona will take place tomorrow at 12:30 am Indian Standard Time. It is time for the table toppers Barcelona to lock horns with 11th-placed Girona. Girona will be under tremendous pressure as Barcelona has been on a roll off-late in La Liga. Yes, Barcelona did lose its last game against Real Madrid but that was in the Copa Del Rey semi-final. In La Liga, the Catalans are placed number 1 and are 12 points clear of second-placed Real Madrid. Hence the Barcelona VS Girona match can turn into a no-contest as well.
They are coming off the 4-0 trashing by Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey final. But their record in La Liga is fantastic. The Catalan club is comfortably placed at number 1 in the league table with a lead of 12 points. They can afford to take this game lightly, but they will not. The first Xi is expected to be their best XI as the team will have a point to prove after the loss. Frenkie De Jong is going to be the key player. So, is Pablo Gavi. Both the playmakers have to come to the party. The goal-scoring lies in the hands of Lewandowski.
Girona is a lesser-known face in the La Liga circuit. This team qualified for La Liga in the last season itself via playoffs. With them being a small club, they are relatively in a strong position. With them placed 11th in the table, which is 7 points clear of the relegation zone, they will be looking to finish well. In the last 5 La Liga games, Girona has won 1, drawn two, and lost two. The form is not on their side. Their Argentine striker Valentin Castellanos will have to be the goal-scoring spearhead.
Barcelona Starting XI for Barcelona VS Girona:
- Marc Andre Ter Stegen (Goalkeeper)
- Araujo (Defender)
- Jules Kounde(Defender)
- Andreas Christensen (Defender)
- Alejandro Balde (Defender)
- Sergi Roberto (Mid-fielder)
- Gavi (Central Mid-fielder)
- Sergio Busquets (Playmaker/Mid-Fielder)
- Frankie De Jong (Mid-fielder/Playmaker)
- Raphinha (Striker)
- Robert Lewandowski (Striker)
Girona Starting XI for Barcelona VS Girona:
- Paulo Gazzaniga (Goalkeeper)
- A Martinez (Defender)
- Santiago Bueno (Defender)
- D Lopez (Defender)
- J Hernandez (Defender)
- Romeu Lavia (Midfielder)
- A Garcia (Midfielder)
- Ivan Martin (Midfielder)
- Viktor Tsygankov (Forward)
- Valentin Castellanos (Forward)
- Antonio Villa (Forward)
Predictions for Barcelona VS Girona:
Barcelona will win the game 3-0. The top scorer for Barcelona will be Raphinha with two goals to his name. Pablo Gavi or Frenkie De Jong, one of the players will have a great game too. From Girona, the defenders Lopez and Martinez are expected to have a good game.
The venue, Timings, and Broadcasting:
The match will be played at the home ground of Barcelona, Camp Nou. Barcelona VS Girona begins at 12:30 AM Indian Standard Time. It will be 9:00 pm local time. The La Liga games have been broadcast by the Sports18 network. So, MTV is a great place to see the game on TV. It can also be streamed on Jio Cinema.
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