Girona vs Getafe | Match Preview, Odds and Prediction
Girona welcome Getafe to the Estadi Montilivi on Sunday evening and are big favourites to pick up all three points. Michel’s men, who finished mid-table in La Liga last season, strengthened well in the transfer market and will fancy their chances against a Getafe side that narrowly avoided relegation.
The Azulones will take confidence from picking up a point to Barcelona in their opening game, but they were woeful away from home in 2022/23. Girona are 11/10 with BetWay To Win as a result. Getafe actually enjoyed a win over the Blanquivermells last season and have a good recent head-to-head record, so the visitors are 17/5 with Betfair To Win.
Girona finished 10th in La Liga with 49 points last season, four places and 19 points worse than 2021/22, but they remained formidable in their own backyard. Michel’s side enjoyed 10 wins from 19 home games, scoring 1.9 goals per match on average. Total Home Goals Over 1.5 is 13/8 with Paddy Power.
And although Girona conceded 1.4 goals per game at home last season, Getafe struggled for goals on the road (0.7 per game on average), so Total Away Goals Under 1.5 is 1/5 with Betfred. Both Teams Not To Score is 8/13 with Betfair. Only three clubs drew more games than Girona last season while only one side drew more than José Bordalás’ men, so a stalemate can’t be ruled out. Girona and Getafe are 11/5 with 888 Sport To Draw.
Getafe finished 15th with 42 points, suffering 16 defeats from 38 games while scoring only 34 goals, so it’s not a shock they’re underdogs. Getafe’s away form is a problem with only three wins from 19 games last season, so Girona are 1/4 with Betfair To Win Or Draw. Getafe have enjoyed two wins and two draws from their last five head-to-heads, so perhaps league position won’t matter.
Girona signed Artem Dovbyk who scored 54 goals with 14 assists from 86 games for SK Dnipro-1 (2020 – 2023). The 26-year-old is 9/2 with Sporting Index to be First Goalscorer and 21/20 with Star Sports to Score Anytime. Cristhian Stuani, who scored nine league goals last season, is 4/1 with 888 Sport to be First Goalscorer and 2/1 with William Hill to Score Anytime.
Borja Mayoral, who was Getafe’s second-top goalscorer in 2022/23, is 10/1 with Bet 365 to be First Goalscorer against Girona and 5/1 with Bet 365 to Score Anytime. Getafe signed Choco Lozano (12/1 with Sky Bet to be First Goalscorer, 6/1 with Unibet to Score Anytime) who made his debut in their league opener while Portu (16/1 with Bet 365 to be First Goalscorer, 8/1 with Bet 365 to Score Anytime) featured too.
Lozano struggled last season with only one goal and one assist in 2022/23, though he did contribute 11 goals from 31 league games in 2021/22, so time will tell which player turns up against Girona. Portu failed to score and managed only three assists in 2022/23, so the visitors might struggle at the Estadi Montilivi without prolific attackers.
Prediction: Girona 2-1 Getafe