Match Preview: Real Madrid 1-2 Girona Prediction and Betting Tips | Spain (LaLiga Santander)

Real Madrid – Girona betting tips for today, February 17, 2019

Kick-off: 12:00 Real Madrid – Girona
Football:  Spain – LaLiga Santander
Tip: HT/FT – 1/1
Odds: 1.65
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 1:2 LOST

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Second-placed Real Madrid (W14, D3, L6) have not suffered six losses in their first 23 La Liga (LL) matches at any other point this decade, yet having now won five in a row they must continue that recent form here if they are to remain within reach of the summit.
Santiago Solari’s troops are flying high after a dominant 3-1 derby win at Atlético Madrid, putting together their best form of the season in time for a crucial El Clásico next month.
With a W4, L1, home record against clubs in the bottom ten going into this round, they should be well placed to find another three points here. Real have won on every occasion when opening the scoring, and face a Girona team that haven’t found the first goal of the game in four matches.
The visitors are one of only two clubs to have not won any of their last ten LL outings (D5, L5), collecting just one point from five away trips during that period. Girona will need to be particularly wary after half-time: their second-half goal difference of -16 is the division’s worst, whereas Real enjoy the joint-second best (+11).
Players to watch: Gareth Bale (Real) is flying high after becoming the 15th player to notch up 100 goals for ‘Los Blancos’, while Cristhian Stuani (Girona) will be looking to avoid going four consecutive LL appearances without scoring for just the second time this season.
Stat attack: Real Madrid have won 72.73% of their home games as the bookies’ favourite (W8, D1, L2), while Girona have lost just four of 11 away games (W3, D4, L4) as the outsider.
Girona have been losing at half-time and full-time (L/L) in their last three league matches.
All five competitive H2H meetings have produced over 2.5 total goals.

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