ATL vs GIR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Girona vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Copa del Rey, Round of 16, 1st Leg
When: January 10, 12:00 AM, IST
Where: Estadi Montilivi
ATL vs GIR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Atletico Madrid will travel to Catalonia to take on Girona in the 1st leg of Copa del Rey round-of-16 match at Estadi Montilivi, in Girona, Catalonia, on Wednesday night (IST).
With no win in the last four games, Girona could do with a positive result in the Copa del Rey. However, the hosts have avoided defeat in the last two games heading into this match which is a good omen as Atletico Madrid come calling to Catalonia.
Before the 1-0 defeat to Atheltic Bilbao, Girona were on an eight-game unbeaten streak, including massive away results like the 0-1 and a 1-3 win over Valencia and Espanyol respectively.
That streak was the reason why Girona were fiddling with the European places at one point. However, despite enjoying a decent season so far, and despite sitting at 9th with 23 points, Eusebio Sacristán’s men are just six points off safety. That means, the danger looms and they could find themselves in deep trouble as they have some tough games coming up in the next few weeks.
Their home form bodes well, however, as they are unbeaten in the last four home games. The opponents also find it difficult to play their natural game as Girona like to stifle the opponent with a more pragmatic approach.
Diego Simeone’s one could only draw 1-1 against Sevilla in the league at the weekend. They remained 2nd in the table though, but the win for Barcelona left a five-point gap between them and the reigning La Liga champions.
This game is on the road and that’s where Atletico Madrid seem to struggle for fluidity, intensity and their normal approach. In fact, they have won just twice in the nine away league games this season, scoring just 10 times.
Also, this is the 2nd time that Atletico are facing Girona away from home this season. The last meeting was a drab affair which ended in a 1-1 draw. It was Los Rojiblancos who failed to impress as the visitors ended up with just three shots on target in that match.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Girona – D W L L D D
Atletico Madrid – W W D W W D
ATL vs GIR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Girona vs Atletico Madrid Team News:
Injured – To be updated.
Suspended – None
Questionable – Girona have punched above their weights for the 2nd consecutive season. However, they face a herculean task of emulating the highs of last season where they managed a top-half finish last season. The injuries won’t help and it’s looking daunting for them as Aday, Carles Planas, Seydou Doumbia, Patrick Roberts, Pere Pons and Johan Mojica are all carrying knocks and remain huge doubt for this game.
Note: Garcia and Stuani should lead the attack for the hosts.
Key Players – Stuani, Garcia
Injured – Atletico Madrid are suffering in this department as well. The likes of Diego Costa, Filipe Luis, Lucas Hernandez, Gelson Martins and Thomas Lemar all are expected to miss the trip to Barcelona.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – To be updated.
Note: Antoine Griezmann is fit and should lead the attack for the visitors. While Nikola Kalinic is another option at the tip of the attack.
Key Players – Griezmann, Correa
ATL vs GIR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Girona– Bounou (GK), Espinosa, Juanpe, Ramalho; Porro, Garcia, Portu, Marc Muniesa, Lozano, Stuani, Garcia
Atletico Madrid– Adán (GK), Arias, Montero, Giménez, Juanfran, Thomas, Saúl, Vitolo, Koke, Greizmann, Correa
ATL vs GIR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
This will be the 3rd meeting between these two clubs since Girona made the jump to the top-flight two seasons ago. Atletico Madrid have failed to beat them in those three games so far, something which we see changing here in this tie.
An away win for Diego Simeone’s men here is our call.
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