On Monday night, Girona and Athletic Club meet at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi as both teams look to extend their recent winning runs in La Liga.Girona form guide
The Catalan team have been the sensation of La Liga this season, as they currently sit top of the Spanish top-flight table, two points clear of second-place Real Madrid. Before the international break, Girona had mounted a five-game winning run in La Liga since suffering their only defeat of the league campaign against Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
In fact, Michel’s men have won 11 of their 13 games in the Spanish top-flight this season. One key aspect of their excellent season so far has been their attacking prowess, as they have scored at least two goals in six of their previous nine Liga matches. Girona have also won five of their last six games on home soil in the Spanish top-flight.Athletic Club form guide
Los Leones are currently in fifth place in the table, four points adrift of the Champions League spots. A 4-3 win over Celta Vigo last time out means they are unbeaten in three Liga games, having also recorded back-to-back victories in the Spanish top-flight.
Athletic’s recent matches in La Liga have certainly delivered on goals of late, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their previous seven outings. Ernesto Valverde’s team has also been prolific of late in the Spanish top flight.
The visitors have a mixed recent away record in La Liga, as they have won two, lost two, and drawn one of their five previous league games on their travels.What am I backing?
Both teams will head into this game full of confidence after their excellent runs of form before the international break. However, I am backing Girona to record a victory in a relatively close encounter.