After a successful Catalan derby against Espanyol earlier this week, Girona looks forward to welcoming Getafe to the Montilivi on Sunday. Girona and Getafe are both level on points with 20 apiece. However, Getafe edges out the Catalans on goal difference, so the teams sit on seventh and ninth place in the table respectively.
The last two times these clubs have met during their time in the Segunda División, Girona has emerged victorious. Both away at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, and then with a thumping 5-1 victory at the Montilivi.
Speaking before this weekend’s match Getafe’s Dani Pacheco said, “Girona was better than us in both matches last year. We will try to do things as good as possible to bring back the three points.”
Girona still has a somewhat makeshift defense due to the number of players out with injuries. The Whites and Reds are missing Alcalá, Amagat, Espinosa, Muniesa and Kayode. In addition, they are without Pere Pons due to a yellow card suspension.
Getafe are still missing Chuli and Mora, as well as Markel Bergara. Bergara injured himself in last week’s match against Eibar and will be out for at least a month. Pundits have been saying that Getafe coach José “Pepe” Bordalás will now be considering the January transfer window to get in some additional midfield support.
Pablo Machín’s Girona may not have lost an away match in three months, but their record at home is not as good. It will be a tough match and both sides are sitting just one point from the possibility of European football next season. Both the Deep Blues and Girona are high on confidence. Although the clubs may claim their only goal this season is simply to stay in the top division, they have been enjoying great seasons so far and the fans are starting to hope for even more. The match kicks off on Sunday at noon local time / 11am BST.