Girona vs Leganes by Jimeno
After a really good run in last four matches, when the side managed to get home victories over Bilbao and Las Palmas and point on the road to Atletico Madrid and Malaga, players of Girona didn't manage to stay undefeated for firth consecutive time, suffering a narrow 1:0 defeat away to Sevilla.
However, it must be said that they are in a really good momentum now and actually deserved more out of the clash, once again showing that they are real quality side, looking better in the first halftime and probably deserving the lead, however they even missed a penalty towards the halftime whistle.
Sevilla opened up the second halftime in the best possible way, with a goal from Sarbia in 46th, while the game got wide open with both teams having chances, but the scoreline change never came. It was a defeat, but the players of Girona shouldn't be downhearted as they keep the tenth position with just five points less than Europa League placed Sevilla.
Hosts should play in a version of 3-4-3 formation with Garcia, Stuani and Portu as forwards. Midfielders Pere Pons (19/0) and Douglas Luiz (13/0) are doubtful for this one.
Leganes, on the other side, comes from fourth consecutive official game without a victory, as the side suffered narrow 1:0 defeat in front of own fans against Eibar last Saturday afternoon.
Even though the goal came only in fourth minute of added time via Ramis and after the hosts stood playing with a man less when Siovas left the field with a red card in 84th minute, it must be said that the victory was fully deserved fro the visitors from Eibar. They stood far better on the field for the whole game and should have taken the lead way earlier, as the home side did close to nothing in attack.
The side now stands at 12th position with eleven points more than relegating placed Las Palmas and is probably heading towards ending of the season without much worries.
Visitors are set to play in a version of 4-3-3 formation with Zhar and Amrabat on the wings, plus Beauvue as central striker. Central defender Dimitrios Siovas (12/0) is suspended for this one, while injured remains offensive midfielder Alexander Szymanowski (13/2).
- Girona has three consecutive victories in front of own fans.
After maybe a bit more difficult start, players of Girona are looking like a real LaLiga squad now and even more than that - they really do look like a side that can seriously involve into the race for the European spots. They had some strong performances in front of own fans recently and should be able to record a victory here even easier than what the odds suggest against modest Leganes.