Girona vs Elche predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division play-off Final 2nd Leg. Read on for analysis and betting picks as the race for the final place in LaLiga 2020/21 concludes.
Girona vs Elche Preview
We are only three weeks off the start of the new LaLiga season now and we will finally know who the 20th participant will be this Sunday night or potentially Monday morning in Girona. It’ll be well past midnight by the time this finishes if we get Extra Time, and that can’t be ruled out after a tight, goalless 1st Leg in Elche on Thursday.
This couldn’t be much more finely poised. Girona were the favourites for the tie but they may live to regret having failed to net an away goal. They can though take great confidence from an excellent home record throughout the 2019/20 season.
They’ve won their last five at Montilivi and a victory by any margin would be enough to see them seal an immediate return to the top flight on Sunday night. Barring another 0-0 draw, any other result would see Elche go up though and the Valencian club can take confidence from having been one of just two sides to win in Girona during the regular season in the Segunda Division.
Elche don’t possess the kind of firepower of their opponents. The only goal scored during their three play-off matches to date came via 40 year old striker Nino and he may lead the line again here against a Girona side that has the immense talents of Cristhian Stuani to count on.
The Uruguayan has netted 31 times this season but was effectively dealt with by a strong Elche back-line in the 1st Leg and the visitors will set their stall out to deny him any shred of space again here.
Girona vs Elche Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Girona
This will be a really tense, nervy occasion for everyone involved with the stakes so high. While they failed to win, Elche might just have been the more content side after Thursday’s game with that clean sheet potentially key. If they score first, you’d back a solid Elche defensive unit to see this out, however on a better pitch and on a ground where they have been so strong, Girona might just have the edge.
Segunda Division Play-Off Betting Tips (18+)
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Girona vs Elche H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Elche Wins, 1 Girona Win, 2 Draws.
- The sides drew 0-0 in the 1st Leg on Thursday.
- Elche won both league meetings this season, including a 2-0 win in Girona.
- They’ve won on 4 of their last 5 trips to Montilivi overall.
Predicted Line Ups
Riesgo – Ramalho, Ignasi Miquel, Juanpe, Maffeo – Gumbau, Granell, Borja García – Samu Saiz, Stuani, Jairo (4-3-3)
Badía – Óscar Gil, Verdú, Dani Calvo, Josema, Juan Cruz – Manuel Sánchez, Víctor Rodríguez, Iván Sánchez, Fidel – Nino (5-4-1)