Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Valencia are enjoying a very successful season, but they head into Saturday’s football match against Girona following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Eibar and Villarreal. Los Che obviously suffered a dip in form, but they are still seen as hot favourites to win their first league game of the year. Marcelino’s men are a real force to be reckoned with at home and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their seventh win of the season at their Estadio de Mestalla. Girona, on the other hand, are determined to keep their La Liga status and they sit in the top half of the standings ahead of Matchday 18. The Catalan outfit have been playing above expectations in the 2017/2018 campaign, but seeing that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Eibar at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, away win should not be considered.
Highlighted Player (Geoffrey Kondogbia):
Geoffrey Kondogbia is a French football player born on 15th of February 1993 in Nemours with roots in Central African Republic. Kondogbia started his football career in the youth of RC Lens where he made his debut for the first team in season 2010/2011. After playing for Sevilla and AS Monaco Kondogbia made a transfer to Inter Milan, which paid around 35 million euro. Knodogbia is, despite his age, a very mature football player, which plays as a defensive midfielder. Being left-footed gives Kondogbia more abilities than other players in order to open up and create space in the pitch. Kondogbia made his debut for the French national team in August 2013. Kondogbia is a very talentful player, which will be one of the best defensive midfielders In a couple of years. The competition for a spot in the starting eleven of France is very hard, which gives Kondogbia the opportunity to focus on Inter Milan.
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.