Deportivo vs Girona Prediction: Dovbyk to take a step closer to the Golden Boot

 | 9th May | 

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Deportivo Alaves take on Girona in La Liga on Friday night (La Liga TV/Premier Player, 20:00) at the Mendizorroza, looking to continue their good form of late having won three on the bounce. Girona have enjoyed the same run of form. Nine places and 33 points separate the two teams heading into this clash.

With both sides on winning streaks I'm expecting an exciting clash which should bring with it a fair few goals. Below I have laid out my Deportivo vs Girona predictions, accompanied by team news and match odds.

Deportivo vs Girona Betting Tips

  • Over 3.5 goals @ 2/1
  • Artem Dovbyk anytime goalscorer @ 6/5

Match Odds

Deportivo Alaves are 11/4 to win this match, which gives them an implied probability of 26.7%. Girona 1/1 to take the three points, giving them a 50% chance of victory. The draw can be backed at 5/2 (28.6%).

Both teams to score has landed in 35% (12/34) of Deportivo Alaves' fixtures this season, as well as in 56% (19/34) of Girona's. BTTS is on offer at 4/6 for this contest. Over 2.5 goals is available at 4/5.

Girona striker Artem Dovbyk is the leading marksman in La Liga this term with 20 goals so far. He is priced at 7/2 to open the scoring on Friday night. His teammate, Savio, has found the back of the net eight times this term. He is marketed at 16/5 to score anytime.

Team News

In their last match with Valencia, Alaves were given a blow as Andoni Gorosabei was forced off with an injury that could see him ruled out for the rest of the campaign. Aleksandar Sedlar and Ruben Duarte are also set to miss out due to a lack of fitness.

Their top goalscorer and on-loan Atletico Madrid forward Samu Omorodion is suspended after picking up too many yellow cards and his absence will be a huge blow for the hosts.

Joel Roca and Ricard Artero remain in the treatment room for Girona, while Borja Garcia, Cristhian Stuani and Savio are also doubts for Friday's trip. Savio was forced off in the victory over Barcelona last time out and was subsequently replaced by Portu, who went on to score a brace in that game.

He will be primed to get the nod from the beginning if Savio is unable to recover in time.

Over 3.5 goals @ 2/1

With both sides on impressive three-game winning streaks, there is a lot of excitement heading into this clash that wouldn't have been there a few weeks ago. Alaves have managed three clean sheets in their run but I do believe that particular streak will end on Friday night.

They are coming up against second-placed Girona, who have scored a whopping 73 goals this year, with only Real Madrid (74) having found the back of the net more. They have scored four goals in two of their last three matches so they are in red-hot form in front of goal which we are sure to see inside the Mendizorroza this weekend.

Over 3.5 goals has landed in 12% (4/34) of Deportivo Alaves' matches this campaign, and in 38% (13/34) of Girona's. I feel as though we could be in for a flurry of goals in this fixture and I would imagine that the visitors will get the majority of them.

Over 3.5 goals at 2/1 Artem Dovbyk anytime goalscorer @ 6/5

Dovbyk has been having an incredible season in front of goal and the Ukrainian has played a huge role in Girona's qualification for next year's Champions League. The Golden Boot is within touching distance for him and with just four games left to go, he may need some extra insurance to scoop up the prestigious award.

I fancy his chances to score here because not only has he managed 20 goals already this term, he has six goals in his last five league appearances. He also scored a brace against Alaves when the two sides met earlier in the season so I think he offers great value to get on the scoresheet against them on Friday.

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