Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Girona play host to Eibar at their Estadio Municipal de Montilivi in the La Liga 2 playoffs semis, first leg. The Catalan outfit booked their place in the playoffs thanks to a goalless draw with Burgos, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Eibar, who were more than unfortunate not to secure automatic La Liga promotion. A man to watch in the away team will Uruguay veteran Stuani, while Borja Garcia has joined the likes of Sarmiento, Junca, Terrats, and Kebe in the recovery room. Martin is a major doubt.
Los Armeros, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to rock-bottom Alcorcon on the last day of the regular season, with the team missing on a top-two finish. Since Girona are tough to beat at home, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Catalonia.
Highlighted Player (Victor Sanchez):
Victor Sanchez began his senior career at Barcelona, playing eight games for the Catalan giants in La Liga. He played for Barca B and Barca C in the past as well, but in 2011 he signed a two-year deal with Swiss side Neuchtatel Xamax. In the 2012 winter transfer window Sanchez returns to Spain, but this time out he joined Barca’s local rivals Espanyol.
The midfielder, who is capable of playing as a defender as well, signed a three-and-a-half year deal with los Periquitos and he has been playing for the club ever since. Victor Sanchez won the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey trophies in the 2008/2009 season with Barcelona. He has yet to make his Spain debut, but he has three caps for Catalonia.
Victor Sanchez made seven appearances for Barcelona in the 2008/2009 campaign. Sanchez has a contract with Espanyol, which expires on 30 June, 2018. The midfielder was born on 8 September, 1987 in Terrasa.
Highlighted Team (Eibar):
SD Eibar is a Spanish football club from the city Eibar and is currently playing in the Spanish Primera Division. The club was founded in 1940 as Eibar Futbol Club after a fusion between Deportivo Gallo and Union Deportivo Eibaressa.
In the history of the club Eibar was always active in the lower divisions of Spain before promoting to the Primera Division in 2013/2014. Eibar host it’s home games in the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua in Eibar which holds the capacity of 5300. Eibar is currently one of the smallest teams in the Primera Division.
The club colors of Eibar are blue and red. Eibar is also known as the Armaginak or the Armeros which literally means the Gunners. Eibar’s performance in the Primera Division so far is impressive. Eibar is known for playing attractive offensive football. Former Eibar players with an impressive career are: David Silva, Xabi Alonso, Manuel Almunia and Ricardo Varela.