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Barcelona Complete Comeback on Monday

Barcelona fell behind 2-1 vs. Valencia on Monday. However, a red card for Valencia’s keeper and subsequent Robert Lewandowski hat trick sealed a 4-2 comeback victory. Now, Barcelona are just one point away from sealing a Champions League spot. Barcelona now head to fellow Catalan side Girona, who just need one win from their last five matches to qualify for the Champions League. We’ll cover the odds, team news and trends in our Girona vs Barcelona betting preview for Saturday’s La Liga match.

Girona vs Barcelona

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Location: Estadi Montilvi, Girona, Spain

Girona vs Barcelona Head-to-Head:

In the reverse fixture, Girona managed to get their first ever La Liga win over Barcelona. Four different Girona players got on the scoresheet in the 4-2 win in Barcelona. The Girona vs Barcelona betting odds priced visitors Girona as +470 pregame underdogs. Barcelona are winless in their last two games vs. Girona, with a loss and draw. However, Barça are 5-2-1 vs. Girona all-time.

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Girona Having Best Season in Club History

While they’ll almost certainly miss out on the La Liga title, Girona can be proud of their best ever season in club history. With just one win from their last five games, they’ll be playing in the Champions League next season for the first time. Over the weekend, Artem Dovbyk scored his 19th goal of the season and took a two goal lead in the Golden Boot race. The Ukrainian has been one of the most surprising La Liga players this season since joining from Dnipro last Summer.

Girona’s opener in a 2-0 win at Las Palmas came as Alvaro Valles saved Dovbyk’s first penalty and David Lopez pounced on the rebound. Dovbyk also stepped up for a second half penalty and made no mistake on the second time of asking. Girona keeper Paulo Gazzaniga also saved a first half penalty to keep his 11th clean sheet of the season. Heading into this match, Girona have managed back-to-back wins.

They sit in third place in the La Liga standings, just two points behind second-placed Barcelona. Saturday’s match vs. their Catalan rivals will certainly mean a lot to Girona. A win would mark a first-ever La Liga double over Barcelona and first UCL qualification. At the moment, defender Juanpe is out injured, while super sub striker Cristhian Stuani is listed as doubtful.

Lewandowski Nets Hat Trick for Barcelona

Goalkeeping errors typified a sloppy but exciting game between Barcelona and Valencia on Monday. Barça got on the scoresheet first, as Fermin Lopez headed in Raphinha’s cross. However, Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen tried to chip the pressuring Hugo Duro and it failed. Duro managed to finish into an empty net and Pepelu scored a penalty to put Valencia ahead 2-1. Valencia keeper Giorgi Mamardashvili got sent off due to an intentional hand ball outside of the box.

With a man advantage, Barcelona had the upper hand and completed the comeback. Robert Lewandowski scored two headers and a free kick to complete a hat trick. With 16 goals, he has an outside shot to win the La Liga Golden Boot. Barcelona were also one of the most popular  La Liga picks to win a second straight league title. However, Real Madrid have simply been excellent and can clinch La Liga on Saturday with a win and Barcelona loss.

Xavi’s Barcelona have won five of their last six La Liga matches. The only loss was in a controversial El Clasico vs. Real Madrid which put La Liga’s lack of goal line technology in the spotlight. Still, Barcelona have had a decent campaign but a few players are out for the season. Frenkie De Jong, Gavi and Alex Balde will all miss the rest of Barcelona’s matches.

Girona vs Barcelona Match Analysis & Odds

Currently, the Girona vs Barcelona betting odds price hosts Girona as underdogs. Despite an incredible campaign and various players like Dovbyk, Savio, Aleix Garcia, Yan Couto and Miguel Gutierrez bursting onto the scene, Girona are getting disrespected by the oddsmakers. They’ve already taken down Barcelona this season and are capable of doing it again.

Girona come in at +190 moneyline odds, while Barcelona sit at +125. A draw (+250) would seal Barcelona’s place in the Champions League but Girona may need another win if Athletic Bilbao also win. Bettors should note that Barcelona have conceded nine goals in their last three matches, in all competitions.

Last time these teams met, Girona put four on Barcelona and both teams could absolutely get on the scoresheet here. Girona pk, +0.5 is priced at -120 odds, while bettors can back Barcelona pk, -0.5 at +105. Over 3, 3.5 goals display -110 odds in what could be a shootout.


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