League leaders Barcelona will travel to their Catalan neighbours Girona for a game of round 21 in the Spanish La Liga. Barca hold a 5 point lead over 2nd placed Atletico Madrid, but they have now lost their last two away games. On Wednesday night they lost 2:0 to Sevilla in a 1st leg of their cup tie, but Leo Messi was given a rest and did not travel with his teammates. Girona will face Real Madrid on Thursday night and will have 1 day less to recover for the weekend game. Barcelona announced the signings of Kevin Prince-Boateng who is joining on loan until the end of the season and Frenkie de Jong – the Dutch prodigy who will join the team in the summer.
Girona vs Barcelona Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last H2H games||Last games home/away|
|Girona||Draw||0 W/ 1 D/ 3 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Barcelona||Draw||3 W/ 1 D/ 0 L||1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
Worth mentioning: All four meetings between the sides featured over 2,5 goals. Girona managed to score in the 3 games played at Camp Nou, but drew blanks in their only home game against Barcelona so far. Blaugranas have scored at least 2 goals in any of the four meetings.
Last game between the clubs: 23.09.2018 Barcelona – Girona 2:2; Lionel Messi 19′, Gerard Pique 63′; Christian Stuani 45′, 51′; Clement Lenglet was sent off in the 35′ with straight red card.
Last game at this venue: 23.09.2017 Girona – Barcelona 0:3; Aday 17′ (own goal), Gorka Iraizoz 48′ (own goal), Luis Suarez 69′
Girona vs Barcelona Stats
|As of 24.01||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Girona||Loss||1 W/ 6 D/ 3 L||1 W/ 4 D/ 0 L|
|Barcelona||Loss||7 W/ 1 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Last game Girona: 24.01.2019 Real Madrid – Girona 4:2; Lucas Vazquez 18′, Sergio Ramos 42′ (penalty), 77′, Karim Benzema 80′; Anthony Lozano 7′, Alex Granell 66′ (penalty)
Last game Barcelona: 23.01.2019 Sevilla – Barcelona 2:0; Pablo Sarabia 58′, Wissam Ben Yedder 76′
Top performers Girona: Cristian Stuani 12 goals, Portu 3 goals 2 assists, Aleix Garcia 2 goals 1 assist
Top performers Barcelona: Lionel Messi 18 goals 10 assists, Luis Suarez 15 goals 5 assists, Ousman Dembele 8 goals 3 assists.
|Last 10 games||Goals scored:conceded||Over 2,5 goals||Goal/goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: In all of Girona’s last six games, the fans saw both sides scoring. They are without a win in 8 consecutive games. Against Sevilla in midweek, Barcelona were kept at bay and could not score a goal for the first time this season across all competitions.
Girona vs Barcelona News
Missing players Girona: Patrick Roberts, Aday, Carles Planas, Johan Mojica.
Missing players Barcelona: Ouman Dembele, Samuel Umtiti, Rafinha Alcantara.
Girona vs Barcelona Predictions
Barcelona to win and over 2,5 goals