Even though these two teams are of the same quality and very close to each other on the table, Girona managed to play unexpectedly well, since they are new in the elite rank, but that is why Alaves completely failed and they are the last ones on the table. Interestingly, Girona was eliminated from the Cup, and Alaves went further with two wins over Getafe, although in the championship they have only two triumphs. Girona has a series of five games without defeat, and three seasons ago they played thelast mutual matches, and then both teams celebrated at home.
Girona had a little crisis this season and a series of six championship matches, and they were very close to the relegation zone, but then they played better and are now five rounds without defeat, which is not surprising again and it is clear that they did not have ambitions in that competition. The aforementioned positive series started with three wins and an identical score of 2-1, and in that series is the victory over Real Madrid.
In the previous two games they have been eliminated twice, with the proviso that they played 1-1 with Real Sociedad at home, and against Betis two times as guests and were left without a triumph. Espinosa returns to the team while Maffeo is questionable because of injury. Pons as well, but he should be able to play.
With regard to the position on the championship table, it is even a little surprising that Alaves devoted so much attention to the Cup competition, but this is obviously due to their big success last season when they came to the finals. With two wins they eliminated Getafe and were especially convincing on Thursday when they triumphed with 3-0. Unlike the championships, Munir and Krkic were on the field and they brought a triumph to their team with their goals, so it became clear that the recently replaced coach de Biasi made a mistake when he kept these players on the bench.
His assistant Cabello, who took over the team, made some changes and it absolutely paid off in the Cup, so we are now expecting a team that played on Thursday rather than the one from the last round when they were defeated by Eibar at home. There could be some changes because Ely cannot play due to yellow cards, but not just him, as well as also midfielder Manu Garcia and striker C. Santos, who got suspended in the last round. It is a pretty long list of injured players, so they are again in big trouble.
Girona is playing much better this season and in their field and they are definitely favourites against the last Alaves, but the guests are awakening at least judging by their performance in the Cup and we expect that they will still have a good resistance if they can not surprise.
Bet Type: Both teams to score
Best Odds: 2.10 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 04-Dec-2017 21:00 CET
Event Result: 2:3(0:0)
Profit: +44.00 Units