Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
There will be fireworks when Girona and Real Zaragoza face each other at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi on Friday evening. Girona aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Malaga, but they will have to do it without suspended midfielder Cristian Rivera. The Catalan outfit are tough to beat at home, and you should bear in mind that they conceded no more than one goal in total in the previous five home fixtures.
Zaragoza, on the other hand, are eyeing automatic promotion to La Liga. Los Blanquillos are on a three-game winning run on the road, but beating Girona in Catalonia is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the horizon at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi, and we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. In their last meeting at the venue the two teams played out a goalless draw, which is yet another reason why a low-scoring game is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Álex Gallar):
Alex Gallar is a Spanish footballer, who plays for Huesca in La Liga. Alex Gallar’s main position is left winger, but he is used as both right winger and left midfielder as well. Born in Terrasa (Spain) on March 19, 1992, Alex Gallar began his youth career at his hometown club Terrasa, but in 2010 he moved to Mallorca youth academy.
Speaking of his senior career, Alex Gallar played for Terrassa, Mallorca B, Murcia B, Rubi, Cornella, Hercules and Cultural Leonesa before joining Huesca in 2017. Gallar quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Huesca and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 24 appearances for the El Alcoraz outfit in the 2017/2018 Segunda Division campaign.
The Spanish winger helped Huesca secure promotion to La Liga, with the player making his debut in the Spanish elite division in a 2-1 away win over Eibar. Alex Gallar’s contract with Huesca should expire on June 30, 2020.
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.