Preview & Betting Tips
Girona - Mirandes Both teams are in a hard struggle this season, but the domestic Girona struggles to reach the Primera, while Mirandes fights for survival in the Segunda. Girona is currently the fourth and the first place is unreachable, but the second is and is just three points away. Mirandes is positioned exactly one place above the relegation zone, and has three points more than the Racing that is behind them. The form of both teams has varied recently. In the first part of the season they played 1-1. Both goals were scored in the game finish and it was their first match with each other, because Mirandes only from this season plays in the Segunda. Begins: 23.03.2013 – 20:00 CET
Girona is on the top of the table and the prospects for direct placement in the elite company are quite real, while placement in the playoffs for the Primera should not come into question, although many rounds are to be played till the end of the championship. Girona had its ups and downs this season as most of teams in the league, and had a series of eight games without defeat and negative series of four matches without a win. In recent times they play variably, but still much better as a host than as a guest. The only away victory in the last ten rounds has been won just on the last Saturday, when they won in Huelva with 3-1. In four away matches before that one were defeated and each time with a lot of received goals. On the last two away matches have taken the ball nine times out of their net, and in Las Palmas and Gijon have been very convincingly defeated. An interesting fact is that they are a team that received the most goals away in the complete league, although they are the fourth in the table. But in Girona they received just eight goals. In this match there will be no injured striker and scorer Benja but the stopper Mique will return.
Probable lineups Girona: Mallo – Jose, Richy, Mique, David Garcia – Luso, Moises Hurtado – Hens, Jofre – Acuna, Sanchon
Mirandes played very poorly in the first half of the season, when they at one point were at the very bottom of the table. The second half of the season began with six consecutive matches without a defeat which improved their ranking, however, they are far from being safe. They will probably struggle for survival throughout the rest of the season, so each point is important. In recent time play unpredictably, and they had two losses, then two wins of which sets apart the one against Elche, the leader on the table, and in the last round home win over the second-placed Alcorcon. Series of heavy match continues in Girona, where they will seek to surprise again. Mirandes biggest problem this season is the inefficiency because of which they scored the least number of goals in the whole league. Lately, all their matches ended with few goals. In Girona will be stronger for the returnee Iribasa who did his suspension, while there will be no stopper Garmendi.
Probable lineups Mirandes: Goitia – Iribas, Caneda, Soria, Koikili – Mikel Martins, Ruper, Suarez, Muneta – Moran, Inigo de Cerio
Girona : Mirandes
The host has a much higher quality team and beside that are the hosts, which for them this season is a big advantage. Therefore, we expect to record a new victory and improve their chances of winning the second place, while Mirandes will have to look points at some anther away game.
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