Girona vs Atletico Madrid
Girona comes from their fifth consecutive game in LaLiga without a victory, taking a point in a 2:2 draw away to Levante. They had the lead twice, were playing with a man more in the last twenty minutes and are the only ones to be blamed for conceding late into the game. They stand just six points behind Europa League placed Betis.
Atletico comes also from a point taken, away when they visited Sevilla in a 1:1 game. They were actually a bit better side, but the game itself needed some extra sparkles to be more interesting. They are undefeated for fifteen LaLiga rounds, but still five points below leaders from Barcelona.
Left backs Planas (4/0) and Aday (9/0) are injured for Girona, also midfielder Pons (14/1) and offensive Roberts (10/0) and Doumbia (8/1). The guests miss defender Hernandez (10/0), left back Luis (13/2), forward Martins (8/0) and striker Costa (11/1). Some rotation is possible.
No matter what, this competition comes as a way to bring some joy to fans and get a trophy. Girona knows that they can't rely on defending in a two-legged clash and that's why I believe the hosts will try to open up the game if possible. It's something that promises goals from both ends with valuable odds.
Girona vs Atletico Madrid prediction
|BTTS||Bet365||2.20||8||1-1 WON (+9.6 units)|