Cadiz v Girona – Betting Preview
Cadiz fell to a confidence draining but also unfortunate margin of loss to Athletic Club last weekend, dropping to a huge 4-1 loss.
They had been improving the league form and so this game against a relegation rival on the same points as they are (20 points). It is a hugely important contest and only a win significantly lifts chances of staying up.
The Southerners briefly pushed themselves out of the bottom three a couple of weeks ago after beating Mallorca, but due to results going for sides beneath them in the last La Liga round, Cadiz are right back under pressure and start the weekend in 18th.
Manager Sergio González can recall Alcaraz from a suspension which is a positive piece of news, though veteran striker Negredo is missing due to a new injury. The ex-Valencia and Madrid attacker wasn’t a starter however, so it is not a major blow from their best side.
Numerous absences remain for Cadiz including Jon Ander Garrido, Joseba Zaldua, Jose Mari, Juan Cala, and Víctor Chust are missing with injuries. Of these Zaluda and Chust are noted as definite starters when available.
Girona’s overall mood and confidence are strong, and the season is exceeding all expectations.
They will hope to build on a great showing against Valencia last weekend where they won 1-0, but it should have been far more convincing on the scoresheet.
Michel Sánchez has some important absences including the continued one of their towering centre-back David López. Though he is expected back next weekend.
Girona is missing Stuani the battering ram of a centre forward, but he is much more of a sub this season than anything else. Even still , a notable absence as he is one of the first go to players when chasing the game.
The good news is that Santi Bueno has shaken off a knock and starts. Girona’s fringe men Ibrahima Kebé and Reinier Jesús remain out. They are joined in the side-lines by Yangel Herrera and Valery Fernández.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. The slight favourite for this game is high flying Girona @ 2.50 which looks fair. Cadiz is @ 3.10 to win while the draw is @ 3.20.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Girona is a much better team, but Cadiz is not an easy place to go and win. With the draw as a half cushion however, Girona -0.25 @ 2.10 is definitely the preference of the two in this market. Cadiz +0.25 @ 1.78 have the draw onside but would need to defend well to avoid a loss.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all which looks correct. A small preference for overs here in my view as I see Girona being able to get a couple of goals if on song. Over 2.25 is @ 2.04 while the Under 2.25 is @ 1.80. Should it end with exactly 2 goals then the stake is split between a half push and half win if the punter went on unders, or a half loss and half push if the punter opted for overs.