Girona’s Impressive Season and Strong Home Performance

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Girona’s Impressive Season

Girona has had an exceptional season in La Liga, securing their maiden appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage for next season with games to spare. Their current ambition is to secure second place, and with a four-game unbeaten run, they are well-positioned to challenge Barcelona as the season nears its conclusion.

Strong Home Performance

Girona has only lost at home to champions Real Madrid this season, winning 14 games, drawing 2, and losing 1. This strong home performance has contributed to their significant improvement in points compared to previous seasons.

Girona’s Scoring Form

Girona has been in impressive scoring form, scoring at least three goals in seven of their last eight league wins at home. This scoring prowess will be crucial as they look to improve their record against Villarreal.

Villarreal’s Determination

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Villarreal recently kept their slim hopes of European qualification alive with a thrilling 3-2 win against Sevilla. While they would prefer less drama, boss Marcelino acknowledged the satisfaction of winning such games. However, Villarreal has struggled with consistency, producing different results in their last eight competitive away games.

Head-to-Head Battles

Villarreal has a positive record against Girona in their head-to-head encounters, winning one, drawing two, and losing three. However, Girona will be motivated to maintain their impressive home form and continue their successful season.

Players to Watch

Two standout La Liga top scorer candidates will go head-to-head in this match. Girona’s Artem Dovbyk has scored 20 goals this season, with two early goals in his last four scoring appearances. Villarreal’s Alexander Sørloth is just one goal behind Dovbyk and has scored decisively in six of his last seven appearances in all competitions.

Hot Stat

Villarreal has the second-best record in La Liga for avoiding defeat as away betting outsiders, with a 67% success rate (4 wins, 4 draws, 4 losses), second only to Real Madrid.

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