Match Preview: Girona 0-0 Valladolid Prediction and Betting Tips | Spain (LaLiga Santander)

Girona – Valladolid betting tips for today, August 17, 2018.
Kick-off: 19:15
Football: Spain – LaLiga Santander
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.36
Bookmaker: Unibet
Match Result: 0:0 LOST

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Girona kick-off the 2018/19 La Liga (LL) season on Friday, as last year’s newcomers face promoted Valladolid, a team looking forward to their 43rd season in Spain’s top flight after spending four years in La Liga 2 (LL2).
Girona will head into their second year in LL after an impressive debut 2017/18 season that saw the Catalan side finish in tenth place.
No longer coached by Pablo Machín – who left for Sevilla – Girona will be led by Eusebio Sacristán for this campaign. The new boss may have a tough start – Girona haven’t won any of their last five league home games (W0, D1, L4).
The host’s pre-season showed signs of improvement however, with four wins including a superb 4-1 victory over Tottenham (W4, L2, D1).
Valladolid finished last season fifth in LL2, gaining promotion after beating Sporting de Gijón and Numancia in the play-offs. The side from ‘Pucela’ will have high hopes after a decent pre-season (W3, D3, L2), yet their LL campaign will be without the now-departed Jaime Mata who scored 33 goals last season.
In the last five H2H clashes between these two teams at Montilivi, Girona are undefeated (W4, D1).
Players to watch: Girona will be happy they have managed to keep Portu at the club. The striker netted 11 times along with six assists last season, and will be a key figure this year.
One of Valladolid’s most anticipated signings is on-loan Ivi López. The Spanish forward scored four goals and notched three assists for Levante last season.
Stat attack: Girona have only scored a total of two goals combined in their last five competitive games at home.
Valladolid have lost just two of their last nine competitive away games (W5, D2, L2).
Girona had a strangely equal record at home last season, both winning and losing eight games (W8, D3, L8).

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