Real Madrid vs Girona Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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This fixture has a short but goal-filled history and we are backing the goals to flow once when the sides meet in the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening

Real Madrid welcome Girona to the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday evening in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.

Santiago Solari's team produced a strong showing in La Liga on Saturday afternoon to beat Sevilla 2-0 in one of their best performances of the season.

They will be wary, however, of a Girona side who knocked out Atletico Madrid in the previous round to make the last eight of the competition for the first time in their history. 

Latest odds

Real Madrid's last home match against Girona saw them triumph 6-3 in La Liga last March. SportPesa offer the hosts at 5/14 (1.36) while Girona can be backed at 13/2 (7.50). The draw is priced at 15/4 (4.80).

Cristhian Stuani Girona La Liga 2018-19

Team news

Midfielders Marcos Llorente and Toni Kroos are yet to play a game this year for Real Madrid, but they are both pushing for a return from injury. Marco Asensio and Gareth Bale are likely to remain sidelined for Los Blancos.

Girona had centre-forward Cristhian Stuani suspended for their weekend trip to Real Betis, but the Uruguayan is likely to start on Thursday night having not featured on Sunday.

Preview

These two sides have only ever met three times but those games produced 17 goals and no clean sheets, with the most recent clash being a 4-1 Real Madrid win at the Estadio Montilivi in August.

Real Madrid Girona graphic

Girona have had few problems scoring away from home this season, netting twice at Camp Nou, three times at the Wanda Metropolitano in the previous round as well as scoring twice at Betis in La Liga at the weekend.

They have scored in all three matches they have contested against Real Madrid and in Stuani they boast the third top scorer in La Liga behind Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Tips and predictions

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is offered at 10/11 (1.91) and has paid out in all three previous meetings. Girona have not kept a clean sheet in their last 11 matches but have been scoring regularly, meaning that we should be confident of goals on Thursday. 

Betting Banner - Best Bet Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake with SportPesa SportPesa Footer Update £50 free bet

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