Girona vs Eibar Predictions & Match Preview

Girona vs Eibar

Girona vs Eibar predictions and match preview for Thursday’s Segunda Division play-off clash. Read on for analysis as the visitors look to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on automatic promotion last weekend.

DateThursday 2nd June 2022
Kick-Off19:00 (local time)
CompetitionSegunda División Play-Off Semi-Final 1st Leg

Girona vs Eibar Preview

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It all starts in the Estadi Montilivi as Girona host Eibar in the first leg of the play-off semi-final. Both teams are desperate to be back in the big time but only one can make it to the final.

Girona are no strangers to play-offs in the Segunda. This is their third straight attempt to go up via this path. They lost 1-0 to Elche in the Final in the 2019/20 season, a major setback for the Catalan club. Roll on the 2020/21 season and it looked like they had it all figured out, beating Rayo Vallecano away 2-1 in the first leg of the final, and having home advantage for the second it looked likely they would progress. Los Blanquivermells were to come unstuck though and lost 2-0 and that night will still be in the back of their minds going into this year’s play-off campaign.

Will it be third time lucky for Míchel’s men? The Head Coach was recently awarded a contract extension until 2024 and the renewal shows that the board are taking the pressure off these games and are instilling their confidence in him to lead his side to victory. They will be very hungry for a 1st Leg advantage to take to Ipurua this weekend.

What a crazy end to the season it has been for Eibar. The Basque side had been sitting pretty at the top of the league for much of the season with promotion and a potential league title beckoning. All they had to do was beat already relegated and bottom of the table Alcorcón on the final weekend to seal it.

In what was one of the most shocking moments in the Segunda season, they were beaten 1-0, conceding a decisive Stoppage Time goal, meaning they went from 1st to 3rd on the final day of the season. The players will be hurt from this and it will take a big job from Head Coach Gaizka Garitano to get his players ready for this match. Los Armeros will take confidence knowing they have already beaten Girona twice this season though and getting a result here would be a massive boost following so quickly on from their weekend disappointment.

Girona vs Eibar Predictions

Score Prediction: Girona 2-1 Eibar

In what will be a closely contested tie, Eibar will want to take something back for the 2nd Leg. Montilivi will be rocking though and with Uruguayan striker Christian Stuani in fine form, Girona may get the win against a visiting team that may struggle to respond to the shock of missing out on automatic promotion.

PLEASE NOTE – Our predictions are not betting tips. No profits are guaranteed if you’re using them to bet on football. If you are gambling, do so responsibly and never stake more than you can afford to lose. BeGambleAware.

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About Greg Gillard 88 Articles
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.

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