Girona and Las Palmas meet at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi, in a match for the 19th round of the First Division. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 3 wins in the last 3 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 04-12-2015, ended with the victory of Las Palmas by (2-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Girona presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 23 points won, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Eibar, by (4-1). In the last match, they lost out to Valencia by (2-1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 16 conceded. For the championship, Girona won 11 points out of 27 possible, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 9 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 18 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 8 matches they suffered in the first goal.
The Girona is doing a somewhat irregular campaign in the Spanish league, comes from 2 consecutive defeats, which suffered 6 goals, and is looking for a recovery to return to have a safe distance over the relegation zone. The home team is characterized by a medium attack, which scored 22 goals and is the ninth worst in the national championship, but the biggest problem has been the defensive system, which suffered 28 goals and is the seventh worst, since he suffered goals in 11 of the last 13 games for La Liga. Playing at home, as in this Saturday’s game, Girona have the sixth worst season of the competition and it is important to underline that they did not suffer goals in only 1 of the last 7 games against their fans. For the match against Las Palmas, the coach Pablo Machín has no problems in the team considered headline and goes to the field in maximum strength.
The away team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 11 points won, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Getafe, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Eibar, by (1-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a loss away with Valencia by (4-0). For the league, Las Palmas won 4 points out of 27 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 7 losses in the last 9 home matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 18 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Las Palmas has presented a disastrous performance in the Spanish league, in which it occupies the last position, since it does not win 4 games ago and needs to begin to present a better football with urgency to try to avoid the descent at the end of the season. The team presents serious problems, both in the offensive and in the defensive system, since it scored only 14 goals, being the fourth worst attack of the national championship, and suffered 40 goals, having the worst defense. These numbers help explain the campaign well below expectations. Playing as a visitor, as in this Saturday’s game, Las Palmas has the second worst La Liga campaign, with an advantage of only 15%. It is important to point out that it is the second team that scored goals in the visitor’s condition, with only 5 goals in 9 games. For the match against Girona, coach Paco Jémez will not be able to count on Bigas and midfielder Sergi Samper, both injured.
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