Real Madrid suffered their first loss of the season in all competitions in a Champions League matchup on Tuesday. It may sound exaggerated, but a second consecutive defeat would start to raise doubts and that wouldn’t be a good thing, especially with two of their top players out due to injury.
As for Girona, the White and Reds have gone six games in a row without winning, which is why they come in as the soccer betting underdogs at +1100. However, a victory at Santiago Bernabeu could be enough for them to get out of the relegation zone. In other words, it’s worth the risk.
Let’s check the latest La Liga odds, stats, injury reports, and La Liga lines for Real Madrid vs Girona. We’ve plenty of La Liga betting odds for you to consider.
Real Madrid: Tough Lesson
On Tuesday, Real Madrid faced RB Leipzig with the opportunity to secure first place in Group F of the UEFA Champions League. Los Blancos didn’t have Federico Valverde and Karim Benzema, and they really missed them since they ended up losing 3-2.
Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo did their best to keep the ship afloat, but the defense couldn’t hold up against an electric attacking unit led by Christopher Nkunku. With Benzema missing several games due to injury, Junior has become the team’s top scorer. The Brazilian has netted eight times across La Liga and the UCL.
“You learn more from a defeat than from 10 straight wins. We’ll focus on the things we didn’t do very well. We’re generally much better but these things happen,” said manager Carlo Ancelotti after the game.
In other words, Los Blancos are ready to make Girona pay for what they suffered in Leipzig. The good news is that Benzema and Valverde are expected to return. So is Luka Modric, who didn’t travel to Leipzig for personal reasons. That’s why Los Blancos are offering a -420 price in the sportsbook to win straight up, because at full speed it’s very hard to defeat them, especially at home where they’re 6-1-0 in all competitions.
Girona: Feisty Underdog
While Girona is winless in six straight games, the White and Reds put up a good fight in each match, including a visit to Atletico Madrid in which they lost 2-1 but won possession with 55 percent.
Most recently, they drew 1-1 to Osasuna, the only team that has won a point at Santiago Bernabeu this season. Enrique Barja scored the opener for Osasuna in the 37th minute, but David Lopez scored the equalizer right before the end of the first half.
Girona’s last road match was against Almeria. They were down 3-0, but ended up losing 3-2, meaning we’re talking about a very resilient team.
Rodrigo Riquelme and Cristhian Stuani are the main reasons for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks. Each has scored three goals. The +1100 price they’re offering is also a very good reason since a $100 wager could turn into a $1200 payout.
Real Madrid vs Girona Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 6
- Real Madrid Victories: 4 (19 goals)
- Girona Victories: 2 (11 goals)
- Draws: 0
These two met for the last time in the 2018-19 season. They met four times as they also collided in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. Real Madrid won both cup matches by a 7-3 aggregate, but things were a bit different in La Liga. Los Blancos won 4-1 in Girona, but the White and Reds took revenge at Santiago Bernabeu with a 2-1 victory.
If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals. Both scored in all their previous meetings and the total went over 3½ goals four times.
Real Madrid vs Girona Match Information
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 30
- Time: 11:15 a.m. ET
- Location: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
- Real Madrid vs Girona Live stream: fubo.tv
Real Madrid vs Girona Betting Lines
Real Madrid vs Girona Prediction
I’m sorry for Girona, because if this was already a complicated game, Real Madrid’s defeat in Leipzig made it worse. Los Blancos are going all-in right from the start to send a clear message: That they don’t crumble to adversity or pressure. Plus, we’re talking about a matchup between the top-scoring team with 29 goals against one of the worst defenses, having allowed 19 goals. Finally, two of Madrid’s top scorers will return.
Summing up, forget about an upset. However, don’t include Real Madrid winning straight up in your betting online ticket. Go with them scoring more than 2½ goals as it’s offering a better price.
Score Prediction: Real Madrid 3, Girona 0