Girona & Athletic Bilbao meet on Match-day 13
LaLiga action on Friday as Girona and Athletic Bilbao meet at Estadi Montilivi – 9:00pm GMT.
As it stands, Athletic Bilbao will go to Estadi Montilivi in sixth place, Girona are currently in seventeenth.
It’s 10 points so far for Girona this season, going into this game
Girona have suffered at the hands of R Madrid and Osasuna in their previous two matches, with two successive draws. They go into this game with the hope of taking all three points.
Also, with two draws in two games, Manager Michel has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. They currently stand seventeenth in the League, with 10 points for a total of 2 wins, 6 losses and 4 draws having won two matches, drawn four meetings, and lost six fixtures.
When Girona host Athletic Bilbao, they will do so on the back of two victories, two draws, and two defeats on their own ground.
Girona will see 13 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Girona’s squad will likely be depleted of six of their key players when they start on Friday, due to injury or illness.
Athletic Bilbao arrive at this match, having secured 21 points so far this season
Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Ernesto Valverde will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Villarreal 1-0 and Barcelona 4-0
Also, Athletic Bilbao keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last 11 matches is astonishing this season. Now they have 6 matches won, 3 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 21 points having won six fixtures, drawn three fixtures, and lost three matches.
Athletic Bilbao have won two meetings, drawn two matches, and lost one game of their five League matches on the road this season.
A win in this fixture, would take Athletic Bilbao’s points from 21 to 24, so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Athletic Bilbao, in terms of goals scored (20). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Inaki Williams (5), Alex Berenguer (3), and Oihan Sancet (3). Athletic Bilbao have conceded 12 goals.
Athletic Bilbao may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Girona v Athletic Bilbao – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Athletic Bilbao with a greater number of wins. In the last four meetings, they have enjoyed three wins, to Girona’s one win. Also, Athletic Bilbao have won all three of the last four fixtures played against Girona. Their most recent encounter in this competition Athletic Bilbao delivered a 1-2 away win.
For Girona, Cristhian Stuani has nettedfour goals in 12 League fixtures this season, while Inaki Williams contributed withfive goals in 12 League fixtures this LaLiga Season for Athletic Bilbao.
Other standout players for Girona are Cristhian Stuani and Rodrigo Riquelme with four goals each and for Athletic Bilbao are Inaki Williams and Alex Berenguer with five goals both.