The fourteenth round of the Spanish 2017/2018 Championship will be concluded on Monday, December 4, with the duel involving Girona and Alavés. Starting at 18h (GMT), the confrontation takes place at the Montilivi Municipal Stadium in Girona.
The recent performance of Girona
The owners of the house defend an undefeated series of five matches. Nothing brilliant. In the period, it was two wins and three draws. The last equality, even, meant a defeat. It happened on Tuesday, November 28, in Girona, against the Levant. The 1 to 1, away from home, meant the elimination of the team of the King’s Cup of Spain since in the first leg, in their domains, had been defeated by 2 to 0.
However, having managed to score in nine of the 13 matches played has kept Girona close to its goal in LaLiga. With 17 points (four wins, five draws and four losses), he opened the day of number 14 in tenth place with more than double points of Malaga, first in the relegation zone.
Given its technical and financial power, this is the maximum to expect from Girona. Its limitations are clearly exposed when analyzing the home campaign. When it comes to imposing its strength on its rivals, the team is not very competent. It is only the sixteenth best in this category in the Spanish Championship with eight points (two wins, two draws and three losses) accumulated from the 21 possible.
To try to improve this performance, coach Pablo Marchin will have to deal with two probable casualties on Monday. They are handed over to the medical department and are dependent on a new evaluation to determine whether defender Pedro Alcala (five games in the Spanish 2017/2018 Championship, one match) and midfielder Eloi Amagat (without performances) can play.
The current form of Alaves
After surprising last season with a good campaign in the Spanish League and having managed to reach the final of the King’s Cup, where he was beaten by powerful Barcelona, Alavés took a few steps back with the departure of coach Mauricio Pellegrino, who accepted a proposal from Southampton.
With six points (two wins and 11 losses) he is in the twentieth (last) position of LaLiga and fight to escape the fall to Second Division. The poor phase, however, did not contaminate the King’s Cup. On Thursday, November 30, Alavés, at home, managed to thrash Getafe by 3-0. As they had won the first leg by 1 to 0 , secured the classification for the eighth finals of the tournament in its edition 2017/2018.
The only doubt of the team for the match against Girona is the center-forward Ruben Sobrino (eight games in the Spanish 2017/2018 Championship, no goal). He is in the process of recovering from injury and must undergo a new evaluation to know if he can act.
History of the matches Girona vs Alavés
There were only nine meetings involving Girona and Alavés throughout history. The scenario of absolute balance with three wins for each side and three equalities.
More consistent and at home, Girona is the best betting option for the match. It has a price of 1.65 in Rivalo. Draw shows return of 3.70 and success of visitors multiplies the investment by 5.50.