La Liga | Girona FC VS Villarreal CF; Wednesday, 15 May at 04:00 GMT +8

Girona FC is preparing for a match against Alaves after a 2-2 La Liga draw. In the previous game, Girona FC had 65% possession and 15 shots at goal, with goals scored by Eric García and Yangel Herrera. Alaves scored 14 shots on goal with 8 on target, with Jon Guridi scoring for Alaves. Girona FC has scored three or more goals in five of their last six fixtures, and are undefeated in their previous 13 league matches at home.

Villarreal, who recently won 3-2 La Liga, will face Sevilla in a match. In their recent game, they managed 59% possession and 25 shots on goal, with goals scored by Alexander Sørloth and Yerson Mosquera. Sevilla scored 4 goals, with Youssef En-Nesyri as the scorer. Villarreal has scored 10 goals in their last half-dozen matches, with their defenders seeing 9 goals against them. They haven’t been defeated by Girona FC in away games for the last three league matches.

The most recent head-to-head matches between Girona FC and Villarreal since 14/04/2019 have seen Girona FC win one and Villarreal lose five, with a 0-draw record. The last match was a La Liga match on 27/09/2023, where Villarreal scored 1-2, with Dani Parejo scoring the goal. Girona FC had 17 shots at goal and five on target, with goals from Artem Dovbyk and Eric García. The match was refereed by José María Sánchez Martínez.

Girona FC manager Míchel Sánchez Muñoz has a fitness concern with Cristhian Stuani, out of contention. Blanquivermells will likely use a 4-2-3-1 system for the upcoming game, featuring Paulo Gazzaniga, Yan Couto, Eric García, Daley Blind, Miguel Gutiérrez, Yangel Herrera, I. Martín Núñez, Viktor Tsygankov, Portu, Sávio, Artem Dovbyk.

Villarreal manager Marcelino García Toral faces reduced team options due to injuries to Juan Foyth, Yéremy Pino, and Denis Suárez. El Submarino Amarillo may opt for a 4-4-2 system with Filip Jörgensen, Kiko Femenia, Eric Bailly, Yerson Mosquera, Jorge Cuenca, Ilias Akhomach, Daniel Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Alejandro Baena, Goncalo Guedes, and Alexander Sørloth.

Predicted lineups:

Girona FC

Goalkeeper: Paulo Gazzaniga
Defenders: Miguel Gutiérrez, Daley Blind, Yan Couto, Eric García
Midfielders: Viktor Tsygankov, Yangel Herrera, Martín Núñez
Forwards: Artem Dovbyk, Sávio, Portu

Villarreal CF

Goalkeeper: Filip Jörgensen
Defenders: Yerson Mosquera, Jorge Cuenca, Eric Bailly, Kiko Femenia
Midfielders: Daniel Parejo, Alejandro Baena, Francis Coquelin, Ilias Akhomach
Forwards: Goncalo Guedes, Alexander Sørloth

  • Girona FC – 1 win
  • Villarreal CF – 5 wins
  • Draws – —

Over all competition record

La Liga Standings

Girona FC is expected to create numerous chances and successful shots, while Villarreal may struggle to score. A controlled 3-1 victory is predicted for Girona FC.

Winning probability:

Girona FC – 54%

Draw – 22%

Villarreal CF – 24%

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