Our football match prediction:
Girona have been playing above expectations in the 2017/2018 La Liga campaign, with the team sitting in 11th place in the standings ahead of Matchday 13. Following three consecutive wins in the national championship, the Catalan outfit played out a 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad at the weekend and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s football match against Real Betis. Girona have suffered only one loss on the road this season and it has to be noted that they defeated the likes of Deportivo La Coruna and Levante in previous two away fixtures. Los Beticos, on the other hand, are a real force to be reckoned with at home and the Andalusian side will be looking to retain their spot in the top half of the table with a win over the newcomers. Taking everything into account, the hosts are closer to winning the match than the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Campbell):
Joel Campbell is a highly rated 23-year-old versatile forward who plays for the English Premier League club Arsenal and the Costa Rica national team. His versatility has seen him operating as a forward or on the wings. Campbell often hogs the headlines with his fast-paced runs on the wings and breathtaking goals. He was highly rated by Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger and was snapped up as a teenager in 2011 but spent his first three seasons at the club on loan at three different clubs. His competitive debut at Arsenal came only in 2014 but has become a regular with the national squad. He has earned 55 caps already and has 11 goals to his credit in national colors. He has already played in CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa America. But it is his success as a key member of the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-final reaching squad that is a highlight of his career so far.
Highlighted Team (Girona):
After several unsuccessful attempts, Girona 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.