Match Preview: Girona vs Espanyol Predictions & H2H

Girona vs Espanyol predictions

Girona vs Espanyol predictions and match preview for Saturday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis ahead of this big Catalan derby clash.

  • DATE: Saturday 23rd January 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 18:15 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Montilivi
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Girona vs Espanyol Preview

Girona vs Espanyol match preview

This Saturday we have another Catalan derby on our hands as Girona host Espanyol in the Estadi Montilivi. Could history repeat itself like it did earlier in the season?

Girona are unbeaten in 2021 with two wins and two draws, with both wins coming in the Copa Del Rey. After putting on a great performance against Cadiz, Head Coach Francisco will want his players to rise to the occasion again in this match. 

The good news for Girona is that their star man Cristhian Stuani is fit again and although they coped very well without him in their previous game with Espanyol, it bolsters their chances of getting a result again here.

Espanyol enjoyed being at the top for Christmas and their sole aim will be to stay there now until the end of the season. They were knocked out of the Copa Del Rey last weekend against Osasuna. They will need to react quickly from this defeat as they have Real Mallorca breathing down their necks in the table. 

Going into this match, history is on their side. The Blanquiazules like to play here and have come up trumps in the last two visits to Montilivi. Coach Vicente Moreno will hope his star striker Raúl de Tomás can be the one who makes the difference in this match. The league’s leading goal scorer is without one in 2021 but you wouldn’t put it past him to get back on the scoresheet in this match.

Head to Head

  • Last 5 Competitive Meetings: 3 Girona Wins, 2 Espanyol Wins.
  • These clubs had seldom met until Girona’s promotion to the top flight in 2017.
  • Since then, remarkably all 5 meetings have produced away wins, including a shock 2-1 win for Girona at the RCDE Stadium earlier this season.

Girona vs Espanyol Predictions

Score Prediction: Girona 1-2 Espanyol

This should be a close game as they almost always are between these two sides and Espanyol will come here wanting to prove a point. Girona have already beaten Espanyol this season and will hope to complete a Catalan derby double. However this is a fixture that historically serves up away wins and we may see a repeat here.

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Greg has been an admirer of Spanish football for many years with a more in-depth knowledge in particular of Catalan football clubs. He has a passion for Spanish and Catalan culture.