Girona FC and UD Almeria meet in the semifinals of the promotion playoff in the second league of Spain. The tour match will be played on Thursday, from 18:30, on Estadio Municipal de Montilivi, without spectators.
Girona has an impressive series on its own field, ten stages in a row without defeat (seven victories). Moreover, they have not conceded a goal in six of the last eight home games. With only two seasons played in La Liga, Juan Carlos Unzue’s team will try to return to the first stage of Spanish football after a one-season break.
On the other hand, Almeria has 6 appearances in the first league in Spain, the last time in the 2014-2015 season. In La Liga, they obtained the best ranking in the 2007-2008 season, the 8th position.
In the current season of the Second Division, Almeria looked good, especially in the offensive phase. Guti Hernandez’s team had the best offensive in the championship, with 62 goals scored in 42 stages. However, Almeria has not impressed since the resumption of the season, obtaining only 4 victories in the last 11 stages.
The matches played by Girona at home, this season, recorded an average of only two goals per game. Given the stakes of the game, we expect both teams to be extremely cautious on the defensive side. Thus, we rely on a maximum of two changes to the table, but also on a tie result, recorded at the break or at the end.
In the regular season, the two teams won their home games, 3-1 for Almeria and 1-0 for Girona;
The two teams have met 12 times so far, Almeria being in the lead, with 7 victories and one defeat;
In five of the six direct disputes in Girona, less than 2.5 goals were scored;
Almeria has the best offensive in the second league of Spain, with 62 goals scored in 42 stages;
Girona has the second best balance in the second league, in the games played at home, with 14 victories, 5 draws and 2 defeats;