Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Following a 1-0 loss to Real Valladolid, Girona will look to claim a major scalp in the La Liga round 31 when they take on Real Madrid on Tuesday afternoon. The Catalans continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, but they will have a big fish to fry against los Blancos. Both Valery and Reinier are pushing for a start as duo Villa – Garcia limped off with injuries in the last league match. The likes of David Lopez, Yangel Herrera, and Ibrahima Kebe remain in the treatment room.
Carlo Ancelotti’s troops, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team eliminating Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals without any difficulties, while beating both Cadiz and Celta Vigo in the national championship. Luka Modric is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while both David Alaba and Ferland Mendy remain on the sidelines with injuries. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Real Madrid have found their best form in April.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Girona):
After several unsuccessful attempts, finally secured promotion to Primera Division at the end of the 2016/2017 season. The Catalan outfit finished the campaign in second place in the standings, 14 points behind Levante and only two clear of third-placed Getafe. Girona play their home games at Montilivi and the capacity of the venue is 9.286.
Speaking of the club history, Girona were founded in the café Norat in La Rambla of Girona on July 23, 1930 and they played their first official game against Colonia Artigas. A number of Spanish coaches were in charge of the team in the past, but it has to be noted that Uruguayan tactician Dagoberto Moll (1965/1966) and Karoly Plattko (1948/1949) of Hungary were in charge of the club as well.
The Catalan team wear white shirts with red stripes when playing at home, while the colour of their shorts is blue. The team’s away kits are blue and black and Sporting Gijon are considered one of Girona’s fiercest rivals.