Place: Camp Nou.
Date: on the 23rd of September, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
Prior to the Catalan derby Ernesto Valverde’s team goes without loss both in the championship and in the Champions League.
Having gained in three home matches the total advantage by the score 15 — 2, Barcelona has won away matches over Valladolid (1:0) and Real Sociedad (2:1). In the first case there is still a logical explanation of the minimum result— terrible quality of the field. In the second Barca had to face serious problems which were solved by the goals scored by Luís Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé.
Leo Messi has scored 4 goals and made 2 assists in the first three rounds. However the Argentinean has kept silence in a match with Basques. But in the Champions League against PSV (4:0) Leo has scored a hat trick.
The team which has three football players on loan from Manchester City has a great start of the season. In fact Eusébio’s team had lost only one match – the home match against Real Madrid (1:4).
In three rounds which have to be played, Girona has scored 7 points, having won over Villarreal (1:0) and Celta (3:2). In a match with Villarreal the guests for six times have got to a goal mouth of the rival in 14 attempts that has allowed winning over more experienced club. With the Celts the club was just lucky with realization.
Also it is necessary to mention the Uruguayan forward Christian Stuani who has scored three goals from four team goals in two last rounds. On average for a game the participant of a recent World Cup is making two shots.
Last season Blaugranas have twice destroyed the rival, having won over it with the score 3:0 (away match) and 6:1 (home match).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Barcelona vs. Girona
Barcelona to win – 1.094
Draw – 12.50
Girona – 27.00
It is risky to play odds of Barca after a week of the Champions League even on home arena and even against very convenient rival from the historical point of view. Many assume that Girona will continue to lose to the grandee from the same autonomy. But we are sure that this time it will furiously fight and won’t be crushed.