The final La Liga offering of the week comes along on Monday evening and sees Girona travelling to Granada looking to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign.

A three-point return from their trip to Andalusia would see Girona matching champions Barcelona on 13 points from their first five games.

The hosts, meanwhile, have lost three of their first four since returning to La Liga after winning the second tier last time around.

Girona have been defensively excellent so far, conceding only two goals in four games, and they may be good enough to out another win on the board.

 

Granada vs Girona betting tips 

  • Girona to win and under 2.5 goals @ 4/1 
  • Girona and No (Match result and both teams to score) @ 10/3

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The home side are sweating on the fitness of Raul Torrente and Jesus Vallejo, with both considered doubts for this Monday night clash.

High-flying Girona are set to once more be without Toni Villa and Borja Garcia – the pair close to returning to full training but unlikely to be ready here.

After an excellent start to the season, boss Míchel is likely to stick with the team that started the home win over Las Palmas before the international break.

Girona to win and under 2.5 goals @ 4/1 

Everything points to the visitors having a fine chance to continue their strong start to the season. They began the weekend in second spot courtesy of winning their last three games and a win here will see them matching strides with Barcelona in the early stages of the La Liga marathon.

Granada have been involved in some high-scoring games lately, beating Mallorca 3-2 before going down 5-3 at Real Sociedad last time.

They have the most porous defence in Spain’s top-flight at this early stage of the season, shipping a dozen goals in four games.

Girona, in contrast, started this round of games with the joint-meanest defence, conceding only twice in their four game so far.

They are likely to keep things tight here and this could be a relatively low-scoring affair. It took them 88 minutes to break down Las Palmas at the Municipal de Montilivi last time.

Granada must focus on stopping the leaks that have seen them concede eight times in their last two games and, with that in mind, it may be that their attacking intentions are blunted somewhat.

Girona and No (Match result and both teams to score) @ 10/3

Granada’s 5-3 loss at Sociedad last time is something of an outlier and it’s improbable that the goals will be as free-flowing this time.

Previously to that, they had scored three times in a home win over a Mallorca side that has only one in five games this season. 

Last season’s second-tier champions are having to adjust to playing La Liga standard opponents again and, so far, it is something they have found tough.

Along with Las Palmas as the two teams that secured automatic promotion last season, they’ve yielded just one win in eight games back amongst the big boys.

Paco Lopez’s men will be forced to work hard for chances against this Girona side and the visitors can keep them at bay in the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes en route to continuing their excellent start to the La Liga season.

 

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