Girona vs Barcelona 28/01/2023 – Girona vs Barcelona – League leading Barcelona square off with Girona in a 2022-23 Spanish LaLiga clash on Saturday, January 28, at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in Girona, Spain. Barca are riding high on a seven-game unbeaten streak and are holding on to a three-point lead over rivals Real Madrid in the LaLiga table. On the other hand, Girona have yet to lose in seven games and now occupy 11th place. Sports odds are already updated as we expect an exciting clash between Spanish LaLiga teams looking to gain vital points in the team standings.
Girona vs Barcelona 28/01/2023
|When:||Saturday, January 28, 10:15 PM ET|
|Where:||Estadi Municipal de Montilivi, Girona, Spain|
|TV:||ESPN+, ESPN Deportes (US)|
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— Girona FC (@GironaFC) January 23, 2023
Currently occupying 11th place in the LaLiga table, Girona (5-6-6, 21 points) are on a mini-resurgence as they have yet to lose in seven games (three wins and four draws). The White and Reds are looking to extend their unbeaten run against table-topping Barcelona. In their last match against Sevilla, Girona fought back from a goal down to win, 2-1. Second-half goals from Cristhian Stuani and Yangel Herrera handed the squad the victory, moving them to 11th place. Stuani will spearhead Girona’s offense in their match against Barcelona with Valentin Castellanos and Rodrigo Riquelme providing support. Argentine Paulo Gazzaniga is expected to handle goalkeeping duties for the White and Reds in the game.
Players to Watch: Cristhian Stuani (5 goals); Valentin Castellanos (4 goals); Rodrigo Riquelme (3 goals); Yangel Herrera (2 goals, 2 assists); Amau Martinez (2 goals, 1 assist).
Barcelona (13-2-1, 41 points) stand at the top spot of the LaLiga with a 6-1-0 record in the last seven games. They are currently three points ahead of Real Madrid and Real Sociedad in the team classification and are on their way to retaining the top spot until the end of the first half of the 2022-23 season. Part of the success is Barca’s all-around game as they are second in goals scored (35) and first in goals allowed (six).
In their last outing against Atletico Madrid, Barcelona needed the heroics of Ousmane Dembele to secure the pivotal three points. He scored the only goal of the match in the 22nd minute. Robert Lewandowski and Dembele will be the 1-2 punch for Barca in the clash although the team can also rely on Pedri and Ansu Fati in offense. Marc-Andre ter Stegen remains to be the primary option between the pipes for Barcelona moving into the clash against Girona.
Players to Watch: Robert Lewandowski (13 goals, 4 assists); Ousmane Dembele (5 goals, 5 assists); Ansu Fati (3 goals, 3 assists); Pedri (3 goals); Raphinha (2 goals, 2 assists).
Girona vs Barcelona Betting Numbers
Summary: Initial Spanish LaLiga betting lines favor Barcelona to win the match against Girona due to their all-around game. However, the resurgence of Girona has kept them in the middle of the pack and away from relegation. Expect Barca to impose their will on offense just like their previous matches but Girona is ready to respond.
Moneyline: Barcelona will come to the match with a -195 moneyline while Girona’s ML for the match is at +443. A draw would merit a +360 ML for this clash.
Pick: Barcelona will cover the spread with a 2-0 win over Girona.