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Girona v Levante: Visitors have advantage in relegation battle

Girona v Levante: Visitors have advantage in relegation battle

Girona must beat Levante on Sunday evening if they are to have any chance of staying in La Liga next season.

The Catalan hosts were nothing short of remarkable last season under Pablo Machin, but his departure last summer, mixed with a drastic run of form has seen drop as low as 17th and they will need the full support of their home crowd against Levante.

Sitting on 37 points, a win over the visitors would put them level but Levante have their own reasons to pick up a win and not get dragged into the bottom three.

In truth both of these sides could remain in La Liga, but that will all depend on the results for Real Valladolid, Villarreal and Celta Vigo over the next two matchdays.

Team News

For Girona, Marc Muniesa returns from a ban and should come in for Raul Garcia, whilst Borja Garcia will miss the final two league games suspension.

Leading scorer Cristhian Stuani is a doubt, but should start the game, given it’s importance.

Paco Lopez has a fully fit side to pick from and is expected to stick with the same line up which beat Rayo Vallecano last time out.

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Predicted XI’s

Girona: Bounou, Porro, Juanpe, Espinosa, Muniesa, Granell, Pons, Garcia, Fernandez, Stuani, Portu

Levante: Fernandez, Coke, Pier, Vezo, Tono, Vukcevic, Rochina, Campana, Jason, Morales, Mayoral

What do we think?

Girona have to win and it would be a shame if they drop out of La Liga after such a superb season in 2017/2018. This tie, however, giving their home form – is likely to end in a draw.