Girona take on the visitors Athletic Bilbao in the round 14 match of Spanish LaLiga. The match will be played on Monday, November 27th at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi (Girona).
Girona - the sensational leader of La Liga. The hosting team made their debut in La Liga not long ago, initially managing to stay at this level for a couple of seasons. Returning under the guidance of Michel from Segunda through playoff matches and bringing in Zygankov in winter, the newcomer found itself among the contenders for European competitions at the end of the last season. Although the final results were not the best, the club finished in a respectable 10th place. In the new season, with the addition of another Ukrainian, Dovbyk, the club started with a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad. In that debut match, Artem leveled the score. In the following games, the striker scored 6 more goals, helping the team win 10 matches. Despite a defeat from Real Madrid, even the Los Blancos dropped points, and after 13 rounds with 34 points, Girona held the top spot alone. Although the coach, Michel, pragmatically states that they have almost secured their residence.
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Athletic are a unique and distinctive project. They managed to be one of the three clubs that played in La Liga in all seasons, alongside Real and Barcelona. However, due to their persistent policy of signing only local players, it's challenging to compete for something significant. Marcelino, the previous coach, started with winning the Super Cup. Still, later they lost twice in the Copa del Rey finals and showed fairly average results. Valverde, who returned to Bilbao for the last season, did not achieve a significant improvement, finishing only 8th in La Liga and losing to Osasuna in the cup semifinals. Now there seems to be progress, especially in the last rounds, with consecutive wins against Villarreal (3-2 away) and Celta (4-3 at home). As a result, they jumped to 5th place in the current La Liga table.
Last season, Girona achieved victories in both matches. However, the overall history of meetings shows equality, with each club winning three times. Dovbyk and company play at home and are rightfully considered favorites. Still, the Basques are also strong, so we expect a total over 2.5 goals in this match.
Prediction for the match: Over 2.5 scored goals.