RM vs GIR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Real Madrid vs Girona Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: February 17, 04:30 PM, IST
Where: Santiago Bernabéu
RM vs GIR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Real Madrid have the chance to put pressure on Barcelona in the title race when they host a struggling Girona in the La Liga match at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, in Madrid, on Sunday evening (IST).
Santiago Solari and Real Madrid: Looking Up
Zinedine Zidane left in the summer, leaving a long-lasting legacy at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid quickly turned to the then Spain manager Julen Lopetegui, whose contract was terminated by Spain FA for illegal tapping up. It all happened too briskly, but the supposed dream marriage didn’t materialize and the divorce soon followed.
Santiago Solari is now at the helm, and after some initial hiccups, you can see that the decision to appoint him as the manager is starting to reap the rewards.
One of the biggest reason is Madrid’s form in La Liga. Almost from the very start, Barcelona were running away with the league title, boasting a lead in the double digits. But look at the table now, it’s just six points as things stand. It’s not unbridgeable, Madrid have done it before, from the more unbridled looking situation. Barcelona are dropping points and with the 2nd instalment of the El Clasico at the Bernabeu, Madrid have all the reason to feel realistic and keep looking up.
Girona are plummeting into the danger:
Five wins and four draws, including the 2-2 draw at Camp Nou, from the first 13 games, Girona made a decent start to the 2018-19 season. At this rate, they were on course to better the 51 points tally of the last season.
But Pablo Machin’s decision to leave Girona in the summer for more adventurous and powerful team Sevilla left a gaping hole within the club’s setup.
Everything is unravelling now, the club is without a league win since November the 25th, leaving the team just 1 point adrift of the relegation zone. The reality is that after the end of this weekend, Eusebio’s team could be in the bottom 3.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Madrid – W W W D W W
Girona – L L L L L L
RM vs GIR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Real Madrid vs Girona Team News:
Injured – Marcos Llorente and Luca Zidane are both out injured for Real Madrid.
Suspended – Luka Modric’s yellow card in the Atletico Madrid derby means he will be suspended for this match.
Questionable – Centre-back Raphael Varane missed the clash against Ajax with an illness and the world cup winning defender hasn’t trained with the team this week, meaning he may not be involved in this game.
Note: Solari is expected to make some changes to the squad. Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez both could return to the starting 11, while Dani Ceballos could feature as a replacement for the suspended Modric.
Key Players – Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Junior
Injured – Johan Mojica, Aday Benitez, Seydou Doumbia and Marc Muniesa have all been ruled out of this match with injuries, all still injured, meaning manager Eusebio Sacristan does not have too many options at his disposal.
The latest injury setback is playmaker Borja García who was substituted just one minute after the break.
Suspended – Bernardo Espinosa received a red card in his team’s 2-0 defeat to Huesca last weekend, and he will be serving a ban in this game.
Questionable – None.
Note: Despite the squad becoming thin, manager Eusebio could make some changes with both Anthony Lozano and Douglas Luiz remaining in contention for some minutes.
Meanwhile. striker and leading scorer Cristhian Stuani will lead the attack for the visitors.
Key Players – Cristhian Stuani, Portu
RM vs GIR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Real Madrid– Courtois (GK), Carvajal, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo; Ceballos, Kroos, Casemiro, Asensio, Benzema, Lucas
Girona– Bounou (GK), R Garcia, Juanpe, Ramalho; Valery, Pons, A Garcia, Porro; Portu, Stuani, Lozano
RM vs GIR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Real Madrid FANTASY PREDICTION:
Everything is clicking for Real Madrid and Santiago Solari at the moment. Out of nowhere, they have come to challenge Barcelona for the La Liga title. These are the kind of game which the 33-time Spanish Champions can’t afford to slip, and a win for the hosts is our call.
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