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Espanyol vs Girona

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – RCDE Stadium

Date: 11th December 2017

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

These sides are guilty of being inconsistent this season and although Espanyol will be favourites here due to home advantage, we can expect both sides to give a good account of themselves.

Girona seem to play better when they play teams that consider them underdogs and that could be the reason why they have taken four points from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid this season but lost to Alaves last time out.

For a side who has just been promoted to the La Liga, they play one of the most positive styles of football in the division.

Their wingbacks are very effective in terms of bombing forward and most of their goals this term has resulted from crosses from the wings.

However, they also seem to be generous defensively as they have kept a clean sheet in only 14% of their games this season, with 64% ending in both teams scoring.

Girona’s defence will be delighting Gerard Moreno at Espanyol after his good start to the season.

The attacker has scored 6 goals in all competition already this season and 2 in his last 3 games.

He is rarely out with injury as he has missed only one game since the start of last season which was due to suspension.

Espanyol has not hit the heights they reached last season but they have the quality to avoid relegation and Quiques Flores will be hoping his side can start winning games soon.

They have kept just one clean sheet in their last five games and Girona could take advantage of potential defensive lapse here.

This is the first top flight meeting between these two sides.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Espanyol

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Eibar 3-1 Espanyol 3 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Espanyol 3-2 Tenerife 30 Nov, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Espanyol 1-0 Getafe 27 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Espanyol 0-2 Valencia 19 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Alavés 1-0 Espanyol 4 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División

Girona

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Girona 2-3 Alavés 4 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Levante 1-1 Girona 28 Nov, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
D Real Betis 2-2 Girona 25 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Girona 1-1 Real Sociedad 17 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Levante 1-2 Girona 5 Nov, 2017 Spanish Primera División

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