Real Madrid vs Girona
GIR vs RM MATCH PREVIEW:
Real Madrid will play host to Girona in La Liga at Santiago Bernabeu with the Los Blancos aiming for something they are not used to in Spain, and that is to occupy the 2nd place behind the champions-elect Barcelona.
For a tiny team which only promoted this season, hails from Catalonia and plays its matches in front of a sparse crowd of just 13,500 people, the 7th place at this stage was a dream out of some wildest imaginations had somebody told them about their current standing at the start of the season.
But that's a reality. Only two points separate them and Sevilla in fifth, while in the current situation, they could look down upon big teams like Athletic Bilbao, and Real Sociedad in the table.
While the biggest moment came earlier in the season when Girona beat the mighty Real Madrid 1-0 in La Liga. To put into statistics, this was their first ever top-flight meeting, so Girona have a 100% record against the Los Blancos.
So whatever happens in today's match against the mighty Madrid, they know their future in La Liga is secure for another season, and have already proved the notion right that anything is possible for a willing mind. Having said that, what about a shock!
Real Madrid, on the other hand, booked their place in the quarterfinal of the Champions League and will be facing Juventus in the final. As La Liga is gone and 4th place is almost guaranteed, the only thing that Zinedine Zidane will be aiming is to keep all his players fresh and healthy ahead of a make or break next month.
When: March 19th, 01:15 AM IST
Where: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Recent wins (Last six matches)
Real Madrid – W W L W W W
Girona – L W L W W W
GIR vs RM TEAM NEWS:
Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale trained ahead of the clash and are expected to be included to the starting XI. While superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will most likely lead the attack.
Navas (GK); Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Romaldo, Benzema.
Girona are expected to be named an unchanged playing eleven in this match. Johan Mojica and Pablo Maffeo have impressed on the flanks this season. While 15-goal hitman Cristhian Stuani will lead the line again.
Bono (GK); Ramalho, Juanpe, Espinos, Mojica, Granell, Pons, Maffeo, Garcia, Stuani, Portu
Real Madrid – 33 times Champions
Girona- No La Liga Title victory.
Head 2 Head- 01 meetings in official matches
Real Madrid- 00
Real Madrid – Ronaldo, Benzema, Modric
Girona – Stuani, Portu, Garcia
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Real Madrid all the way. Though Girona have impressed everybody this season, a trip to Santiago Bernabeu is too daunting a task even for their lofty ambitions.
We are backing Cristiano Ronaldo to score at least two goals and a 3-0 win for Real Madrid.
GIR VS RM FANTASY TEAM:
NOTE: THIS GIR VS RM MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.