Girona vs Sabadell predictions and match preview for Monday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis ahead of this Catalan derby.
- DATE: Monday 4th January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 18:30 (local time)
- STADIUM: Montilivi
- COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank
Girona vs Sabadell Preview
This Monday in LaLiga Smartbank we have an all-Catalan affair as promotion chasing Girona host Sabadell in the Estadi Montilivi. On paper there is only one winner, but we all know it is a derby and anything can happen.
Girona have been playing well after a mixed start to the season going unbeaten for most of December. Having their star man Cristhian Stuani back from injury has really made a difference.
Their good run of form did come to an end in their last outing though. They lost 2-0 away to Tenerife, a team Francisco’s side should be competing with and picking up a result against, but they were lacklustre from the start and never looked like scoring. They dominated the ball but could not do anything with it and to make matters worse they had Argentine forward Nahuel Bustos sent off late in the game and he will now miss this fixture due to suspension. The Blanquivermells will want to make a good start to the new year and push on and cement their place in the play offs.
Antonio Hidalgo’s Sabadell lost their first five league games and it looked inevitable they would be going straight back down. However, fast forward to 2021 and things are looking more positive. They are still in the relegation places but have eighteen points on the board and have shown that whoever they play, they are capable of making a game of it.
Big wins against Leganes and Las Palmas have really given the team more confidence and belief that they can stay up this season and in their last two league away games they have come out on top. In their last match they drew 1-1 with Castellon, a match in which they dominated but had a hard time finding the back of net until midfielder Nestor Querol’s sublime left footed volley in the 93rd minute of the match. This Sabadell side will want to prove yet again they belong in this league.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Girona Win, 2 Sabadell Wins, 3 Draws.
- The last meetings came in the 2014/15 Segunda Division with Girona collecting 4 points from the 2 clashes.
- All 4 competitive meetings in Girona this century have been drawn.
Girona vs Sabadell Predictions
Score Prediction: Girona 3-2 Sabadell
Form often goes out of the window in a derby match but the way these sides set up there should be goals in it. Both teams will be fresh after the Christmas break and both teams will want to make a positive start as we start the new year. Overall, Girona look the more likely team to pick up the three points here, but Sabadell can’t be completely written off.
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