Girona vs Villarreal Prediction: Hosts to win an exciting contest

 | Monday 13th May 2024, 12:48pm

Monday 13th May 2024, 12:48pm

Girona welcome Villarreal to Montilivi in La Liga on Tuesday night (Premier Sports 2, 21:00), looking to respond to their draw with Alaves at the weekend. Michel's team have already secured Champions League football for next season, but they will want to attain as many points as possible with just three games left to play.

Villarreal head into this game off the back of a 3-2 win over Sevilla at the weekend and it was their third victory in their last four. We could be in for an interesting battle here and I have put forward my Girona vs Villarreal predictions below, including team news and match odds.

Girona vs Villarreal Betting Tips

  • Girona and both teams to score @ 13/8
  • #PickYourPunt - Artem Dovbyk & Alexander Sorloth to score anytime @ 11/4

Girona vs Villarreal Odds

Girona are 4/5 to win this match, which gives them an implied probability of 55.6%. Villarreal are available at 3/1, giving them a 25% chance. The draw can be backed at 16/5 (23.8%).

Both teams to score has landed in 17 of Villarreal's 20 away games this season and it is priced at 4/11 to come in on Tuesday. Over 2.5 goals is marketed at the same price of 4/11.

Striker Artem Dovbyk has scored 20 goals in La Liga for Girona this campaign and he is valued at 100/30 to open the scoring in this clash. Villarreal's Alexander Sorloth is one goal behind the Ukrainian after netting a brace at the weekend. The Norwegian is 6/4 to score anytime in this match.

Team News

The hosts are going to be missing a quartet of key players in Cristhian Stuani, Borja Garcia, Joel Roca and Ricard Artero due to injury. No fresh injuries were picked up against Alaves, but Michel could freshen things up for the visit of Villarreal, which could see Aleix Garcia return to the starting lineup.

Santia Comesana will be available for Villarreal after serving his one-game suspension against Sevilla at the weekend. The Yellow Submarine do have some injuries of their own as Yeremy Pino, Denis Suarez, Alfonso Pedraza, Alberto Moreno, Gerard Moreno and Juan Foyth are all sidelined.

Girona and both teams to score @ 13/8

They may have been held to a draw at the weekend but I'm expecting Girona to get back to winning ways in midweek on home soil. The Catalonian side have won 14 of their 17 league matches at Montivili this season, including their last five.

Villarreal will provide a tough test for them to make it six in a row but I do believe the second-placed side will show their quality. Due to the threat the visitors pose, I have added both teams to score to boost the odds and I do see their star striker Sorloth causing all sorts of problems for Michel's team.

There is quality on both sides, and while there are injuries among both squads, I'm still expecting a high-quality affair. Both teams to score has landed in 53% (9/17) of Girona's fixtures at home this season and with Villarreal having been in good form of late, I don't see the hosts keeping a clean sheet in this particular victory.

Girona and both teams to score @ 13/8 #PickYourPunt - Artem Dovbyk & Alexander Sorloth to score anytime @ 11/4

This game certainly provides an exciting showdown in the race for the Pichichi Trophy as Dovbyk and Sorloth go head-to-head. The latter's brace against Sevilla has put pressure on his Girona counterpart as now just one goal separates them with three games left to play.

Both players have six goals in as many games in the last few weeks and so everything points towards a stunning showdown between the pair, although Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham cannot be discounted with his stunning 18-goal haul so far in his debut campaign in the Spanish top-flight.

I've already mentioned above that I believe that this will be a competitive and close encounter and both Dovbyk and Sorloth are difference-makers for their respective sides.

That is why I believe they are both worth backing to score here as they are the two best marksmen in the division. I'm expecting them to both put on a show on Tuesday and add some more spice to the race to end the season as the top scorer.

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