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Girona vs Granada Prediction: Team News and Lineups Preview

Girona vs Granada Prediction: Team News and Lineups Preview
rosdemora / Alamy Stock Photo: Dovbyk (9) of Girona FC celebrates scoring his team's first goal

Tom Winch is here with a Girona vs Granada prediction, team news, lineups and fixtures preview. The pair meet on Friday night in La Liga.

It’s the final game of the La Liga season. What a campaign Girona has had. They deserve every single bit of praise. Michel’s men have been a joy to watch all season long. That can’t be said about Granada. They’ve been dismal. The hosts should have a field day as they look to close out the season with an emphatic performance.

Girona vs Granada Prediction 1: Emphatic Home Victory

Spain, La Liga, Friday, May 24th, 20:00 (UK)

Girona has been the story of the season, especially in Spain. Where did this emphatic season come from? Michel and his side have been tremendous from the very opening weekend. A 3rd place finish is an exceptional achievement. I’m confident that they’ll end the season on an almighty high.

Granada’s season never really got going. They’ve accumulated just 21 points this term. Jose Ramon Sandoval’s men haven’t claimed maximum points on their travels all season. I struggle to see that change at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi.

The home side are a very short price to win this clash. You can’t get any bigger than 1.20. We need to be creative to find a price worth backing. 

Girona have scored 46 goals here this season, an average of 2.56 per outing. They’ve scored three or more times in 56% of those. Granada have shipped 40 goals in their away days this term, conceding at least three in 39%.

I expect the hosts to have plenty of joy. They’re more than capable of scoring multiple times here. The visitors are woeful; they’ve been behind during the break for 12 of their 18 away days.

I’m happy to combine the two bets here to make an odds-against selection. A high-scoring home victory should be on the cards.

  • Girona vs Granada Prediction 1: Girona HT/FT & Over 2.5 Girona Goals (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 2.10
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 5/10

Girona vs Granada Prediction 2: Brilliant Brazilian

Savio has been excellent for Girona this season. The Brazilian has scored nine and assisted a further nine in 36 appearances this term. Friday’s clash could be his final game for the Spanish club. I expect a big performance from the 20-year-old.

Only Artem Dovbyk has found the back of the net more times than Savio. We’ll get onto the Ukrainian later. The former Atletico MG man has registered more assists than each of his teammates.

The Score or Assist market is where I’ll be heading. Our man is averaging a goal involvement every 163 minutes for his club. Savio will be involved heavily against a side that has given up. 

Only Real Madrid have scored more goals than Girona this term. Granada has shipped the most goals on their travels. The Girona players will be lining up at times in this encounter. They’ll want to end their season with a goal or assist.

This selection has won in six of eight matches here in La Liga across 2024. The highly-rated youngster is bang in form. Expect another goal involvement from him on Friday night.

  • Girona vs Granada Prediction 2: Savio To Score Or Assist (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: Awaiting Odds
  • Bookmaker: Awaiting Odds
  • Stake: 3/10

Girona vs Granada Prediction 3: Give The Ball To Dovbyk

Artem Dovbyk would’ve been quietly confident heading into the weekend. The Ukrainian scored once again in Girona’s victory at Valencia. The forward extended his tally to 21 goals for the season.

Alexander Sorloth has been scoring for fun in recent weeks. The Norwegian has come from nowhere and is now the lead scorer in La Liga. Villarreal’s giant bagged four against Real Madrid over the weekend. Dovbyk will be raging; he’ll need a big performance on Friday night to earn the Pichichi Trophy.

I’m backing Girona’s star man to bag a hat trick. The odds aren’t astronomical, but there’s every chance he could rack up a few goals. He has bagged one three-goal haul this season. It’s the perfect time for another.

Artem will be on penalty duty. His teammates know just how important this award is. I expect them to be feeding him the ball on every possible occasion. The Ukrainian has averaged 2.90 shots per 90 this season, with 1.54 hitting the target.

It’s a long shot, of course. This selection has every chance. There’s no better team to be against in La Liga on the final day. Granada won’t be a tough side to break down, just like we’ve seen all season.

  • Girona vs Granada Prediction 3: Artem Dovbyk Hattrick (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 11.00
  • Bookmaker: Skybet
  • Stake: 2/10

Girona vs Granada Prediction odds via bet365 as at 09:00, May 22nd, 2024. Odds may now differ.

Girona vs Granada Team News and Possible Lineups: Contrasting Camps

Girona has a few absentees. Yan Couto is suffering from a virus; Miguel Gutierrez has a muscle injury, while Jhon Solis has a thigh injury. 

The majority of the team are fit and ready for action. Expect the hosts to put on a show after what’s been a season to remember.

Granada will be wanting this season over and done with. Myrto Uzini is the only notable absentee. The Albanian has been the best player this season. He’s out with an Achilles tendon injury.

Girona possible starting lineup:
Gazzaniga; Martinez, Garcia, Lopez, Blind, Herrera, Garcia, Martin, Tsygankov, Savio; Dovbyk

Granada possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Mendez, Rubio, Torrente, Neva, Ruiz, Hongla, Gumbau, Pellistri, Rodelas; Boye

The Predicted Girona vs Granada La Liga Standings by BETSiE

Our in-house predictive model, BETSiE, has had a go at predicting the La Liga standings ahead of the Girona vs Granada, currently 3rd vs 19th, fixture by utilising the underlying data from the 2023/24 season up until this point.

For more league-specific BETSiE content including standings, probabilities and predictions, visit her page here – it’s worth it.

Girona vs Granada Standings Prediction

Position Club Games W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 38 27.0 7.7 3.4 76.3 27.4 49.0 88.6
2 Barcelona 38 24.0 8.4 5.7 80.6 47.7 32.9 80.3
3 Girona 38 23.8 7.6 6.7 79.5 49.1 30.3 78.9
4 Atl. Madrid 38 22.0 6.7 9.3 73.8 43.2 30.6 72.7
5 Ath Bilbao 38 20.1 9.8 8.1 66.0 39.1 26.9 70.0
6 Betis 38 14.8 15.0 8.3 47.6 41.6 6.0 59.3
7 Sociedad 38 14.8 13.3 9.9 49.5 38.8 10.7 57.7
8 Valencia 38 13.8 9.6 14.6 41.8 45.7 -3.9 51.1
9 Getafe 38 12.3 13.1 12.6 48.1 53.8 -5.7 50.0
10 Las Palmas 38 12.9 9.1 16.0 36.9 44.1 -7.2 47.7
11 Alaves 38 11.8 11.1 15.0 40.8 46.2 -5.4 46.6
12 Osasuna 38 12.4 8.9 16.7 43.6 56.2 -12.6 46.1
13 Villarreal 38 11.1 10.6 16.4 56.6 70.2 -13.6 43.8
14 Vallecano 38 9.4 13.2 15.4 35.9 50.2 -14.3 41.4
15 Mallorca 38 8.4 15.3 14.3 37.0 48.0 -11.0 40.5
16 Sevilla 38 8.8 12.0 17.2 44.5 55.8 -11.3 38.5
17 Celta 38 8.9 10.8 18.4 44.9 58.1 -13.1 37.4
18 Granada 38 6.0 11.3 20.7 42.0 68.1 -26.2 29.2
19 Cadiz 38 4.6 14.1 19.3 26.8 55.8 -29.0 28.0
20 Almeria 38 3.7 11.8 22.5 40.2 73.4 -33.2 22.9

Match Stats: A World Apart

  • Granada haven’t won away from home this term.
  • Girona have scored the second most goals in La Liga this season.
  • The hosts have lost just twice at home all season.
  • Granada have managed just three clean sheets in 37 matches.

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