On Sunday evening, Girona hosts Real Betis at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi as the visitors look to seal a Europa League spot for next season.Girona form guide
The home team is still chasing a top-seven finish and a place in the Europa Conference League qualifiers for next season. Girona are just a point adrift of seventh-place Osasuna in the fight for continental action for next season.
However, a three-game winless run in the Spanish top flight has hampered Michel’s team’s chances of earning a top-seven finish in La Liga.
Girona has a strong recent home record in the Spanish top flight, winning seven of their last ten league matches on home soil. The home team have been prolific in La Liga on their own patch, scoring at least two goals in five of their last seven matches.Real Betis form guide
Manuel Pellegrini’s team has been highly inconsistent of late in the Spanish top flight. A 1-0 home defeat by Getafe last time out means that Real Betis have won just two of their previous seven outings in La Liga. Their recent league games have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four matches.
Los Verdiblancos have an underwhelming recent away record in the Spanish top flight, as they have won just once in their previous six away games on their travels.
The visitors have been impotent on their travels, failing to score in three of their last five away from home in La Liga.Latest team news
Girona has a host of players who look unlikely to feature due to injury, including Aleix Garcia, Borja Garcia, Rodrigo Riquelme, Toni Villa, Santiago Bueno and Ivan Martin.
Real Betis are expected to be without Victor Ruiz and Nabil Fekir through injury, while German Pezzalla will be missing through suspension. Juan Miranda is likely to return to the squad after suspension.What am I backing?
Girona’s recent form has not been great. However, they have a strong record on home soil, and I am backing the home team to record a victory and boost their European hopes.