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Girona vs Madrid Preview – Los Blancos seek revenge

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La Liga – Girona vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid travel to face Girona this Sunday off the back of a 2 nil win over Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.

This is one of the trips that had no fun memory for them last season in the league as they lost 2:1 to Girona away from home last term.

This will be the third time both teams will be meeting in the La Liga and the H2H record is already even with both sides having a win apiece.

Therefore, Los Blancos will be looking to exert their supremacy over Girona by garnering all 3 points when both sides meet on Sunday at the Estadio Montilivi and subsequently have one over them in terms of the H2H stats.

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However, they’ll have to be wary of what the minnows in Girona might be gearing up to serve their visitors in their second home game of the 2018/19 La Liga season.

Girona will believe they are due a win, and what would be more joyous than getting it over Real Madrid, thus making it 2 wins from 2 meetings against Madrud at the Estadio Montilivi?

Girona vs Real Madrid is coming at a time when Los Blancos arguably look less stronger on paper with the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo than they were when they lost to the same side last season.

Therefore, Julen Lopetegui has some work to do to ensure that no supposed weaknesses in the attacking positions are apparent in this fixture.

Real Madrid go into the game trying to get to grips with life under Julen Lopetegui and Girona might be looking to take advantage of this.

The home side will surely derive confidence from beating a supposedly stronger Los Blancos side last season and will be keen to make it 2 from 2 against Real Madrid at home.

Girona dominated their last game against newcomers Real Valladolid last week but drew 0:0 although they had the bulk of the possession with 68%, as well as 13 shots on goal.

They will understand that failure to take their chances like they did in their last game will surely end up with a frown on their faces as Real Madrid will also come attacking, seeking revenge, and will be looking for a win, instead of a draw. Therefore, we have an interesting game on our hands

For the personnel available for Julen Lopetegui for the Girona vs Real ,Madrid fixture, Thibaut Courtois might be on the substitutes bench yet again, as the manager might still choose to stick with Keylor Navas in goal.

Luka Modric who came on as a sub last weekend will definitely start this game as he has been gradually eased into the team after an impressive World Cup performance.

Raphael Varane is also available for a start although Julen Lopetegui might decide to stick with the center-back pairing of Sergio Ramos and Nacho Fernandez.

Regardless, the game should be an interesting one to look forward to. Julen Lopetegui and his men will be looking to make it 2 wins from 2 games thus far to enable them to send a clear message to their title rivals that they won’t concede the title this season without a proper fight. Hopefully, Los Blancos garner all 3 points from this one.