Girona v Almeria – Betting Preview
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Girona was only a slight favourite but won convincingly @ 1.83. Almeria never got competitive and looked divisions below their host, especially after conceding the first goal.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. As outlined the Asian market had a little more value with Girona -0.5, and they cruised to a win @ 1.84.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all, which saw Over 2.5 storm home @ 1.92. Indeed, thanks to relentless Girona attacking combined with horrible Almeria organisation, there was four goals in the first half. The match ended up with an amazing 8 goals, extremely rare in Spain and would have been close to 100/1 before kick off!
It was an outstanding and extremely one-sided Girona win at the Estadi Montilivi, following a convincing 6-2 thumping of UD Almería.
It was the host biggest margin of victory in the Spanish top-flight since January 2018. With the convincing win against an error prone and hapless visitor, Girona have now lost just one of their previous eight La Liga matches at home.
Hoping to get back on track after a 2-0 defeat against fellow relegation rivals Cádiz, Girona were ahead early on
The ever-busy striker Castellanos got his side off to the best possible start by heading Arnau Martínez’s cross for 1-0.
Continuing to boss the game, Míchel’s side thought they had doubled their lead in the 25th minute with a similar goal to the opener, but VAR came to Almería’s rescue.
Girona didn’t wait long to score the next goal however. And a Shockingly error prone Almeria couldn’t wait to hear the half time whistle.
Riquelme’s header back across goal set up Viktor Tsygankov, then Girona hit two more goals before the interval. The on loan Atlético Madrid winger Riquelme beat the offside trap for 3-0, then Javi Hernández added a fourth seven minutes later.
Almeria knew it was about making the result as respectable as possible and Rubi in desperation more than hope, rang the changes for the 2nd period.
The four subs which entered for the half initially worked, with one of Rubi’s changes giving Almeria hope of an unlikely comeback in the 67th minute. Ramazani volleyed past Paulo Gazzaniga, but soon after Iván Martín got an excellent 5th to frustrate the visitor.
Almeria reacted bad to conceding all game and it happened again when Stuani clinically fired in for 6-1 less than two minutes later.
Touré got a consolation for Almeria in a game they and the fans will want to forget.
The victory moves Girona seven points clear of the heavily-congested relegation zone, of which Almeria are right in the thick of and with confidence extremely low after this shambolic showing.