02 December 2018
An improving Girona side will welcome Atletico Madrid to the Estadio Municipal de Montilivi hoping to extend a five-game lossless La Liga run.
After enduring a difficult period during which they have suffered two defeats and played out three draws, the Blanquivermell have racked up three wins in their previous six competitive matches, including the impressive 3-1 road triumph over Espanyol last weekend. However, the Gironistes have lost three out of their seven home LL games this campaign, securing two victories in the process. Eusebio Sacristan’s potential worry will be that his players have kept a clean sheet just once in the past five home games. Meanwhile, Girona have failed to score a goal three times in their seven home encounters although they have bagged a minimum of two goals on three occasions in the run.
As for the visitors, they come into the match full of confidence following another routine victory in the Champions League over Monaco. Not only Los Colchoneros are unbeaten in their last seven competitive meetings, but they have secured five wins in the process although they have played six of these matches at home. Los Rojiblancos are dealing with immense problems playing away from home this campaign, as they have clinched just one victory in six road matches in La Liga so far. Furthermore, ahead of this round, Diego Simeone’s players have been held to three straight draws on the road. Goals have been in short supply in all of their six away games, with Atletico failing to score two times while struggling to keep a clean sheet four times in the run. Simeone’s players have conceded only five goals away from Wanda Metropolitano, which is the second-best defensive record in the Spanish top flight.
Provisional line-up – Girona:
Gk: Bono Defense: Marc Muniesa – Juanpe – Ramalho – Espinosa Midfield: Pedro Poro – Pere Pons – Borja Garcia – Aleix Garcia Attack: Stuani – Patrick Roberts
Provisional line-up – Atletico Madrid:
Gk: Oblak Defense: Savic – Lucas Hernandez – Arias – Filipe Luis Midfield: Rodri – Koke – Saul Niguez – Lemar Attack: Angel Correa – Griezmann
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