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Elche vs Girona Prediction

Elche

August 20

21:00

0 : 0
Girona

Elche

Girona

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After both sides emerged unscathed in their respective semi-final ties, Elche and Girona are set for a two-legged sprint. The prize? A place in next season's La Liga for the winner, of course.

Elche hold the psychological advantage for this fixture, with a far superior H2H record against Thursday's visitors. They've won each of their last 3 meetings and since 2009, lost just once in 13 matches to them.

Can Girona, powered by a red-hot Christian Stuani, banish their poor historical form and earn a first-leg lead? Or will history repeat itself for a Elche side targeting 3 successive clean sheets for the first time this season? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Elche vs Girona Betting Tips

After a goalless draw in their first-leg clash, Elche needed a late winner courtesy of Nino to earn their Final berth here.

The evergreen striker, who turned 40 on the week play resumed in Spain's top two divisions, unleashed an unstoppable strike from Juan Cruz's low delivery. It arrowed into the bottom corner, beyond a helpless Cristian Álvarez, and his celebration spoke volumes.

Real Zaragoza had more shots (12), big chances missed (2), hit the woodwork and created better opportunities over the 90 minutes. Alongside Nino, Pacheta had goalkeeper Edgar Badia to thank – making 3 saves, including Javi Ros' penalty after 87 minutes.

By contrast, winger Samu Saiz scored one and created another as Girona didn't relinquish their 1-0 total lead against Almeria. These two sides finished 5th and 6th respectively, yet find themselves in a playoff final and it's testament to performing under pressure.

Girona possess a Saiz-Stuani combination that has proven problematic for Spain's second-tier this term. So how do Elche silence them? Can they do so while taking their chances here?

Elche vs Girona Correct Score Predictions

As evidenced by the unanswered questions, it's tough to confidently predict this fixture's outcome.

Both sides are capable of winning over two legs, but I'm not convinced either can earn a convincing first-leg victory. So, the safe bet is BTTS here.

Last matches

Elche

20-08-2020

0 - 0 Girona

D
16-08-2020

0 - 1 Real Zaragoza

L
13-08-2020

0 - 0 Real Zaragoza

D
20-07-2020

2 - 1 Real Oviedo

W
17-07-2020

3 - 1 Fuenlabrada

L
13-07-2020

2 - 0 Albacete

W
07-07-2020

1 - 0

L
04-07-2020

1 - 2 Racing Santander

L
30-06-2020

0 - 0

D
27-06-2020

1 - 1 Las Palmas

D

Girona

D

- Elche

20-08-2020
W

-

16-08-2020
W

-

13-08-2020
L

-

20-07-2020
W

-

17-07-2020
D

- Lugo

12-07-2020
W

-

09-07-2020
D

-

06-07-2020
W

- Real Zaragoza

03-07-2020
L

- Málaga

28-06-2020
Elche vs Girona Head-to-Head (H2H)
20-08-2020

Elche

0
0

Girona

19-06-2020

Elche

1
0

Girona

12-10-2019

Girona

0
2

Elche

27-01-2017

Elche

1
0

Girona

27-08-2016

Girona

3
1

Elche

15-05-2016

Elche

1
1

Girona

12-12-2015

Girona

0
1

Elche

28-04-2013

Elche

0
0

Girona

24-11-2012

Girona

0
1

Elche

04-02-2012

Elche

1
0

Girona

Elche
vs
Girona
Predicted Lineup
Elche vs Girona Predicted Lineup

Badia

Cruz

Calvo

Verdu

Regano

Rodriguez

Folch

Fidel

Josan

Nino

Escriche

Riesgo

Fernandez

Miquel

Juanpe

Ramalho

Diamanka

Granell

Garcia

Saiz

Stuani

Maffeo

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

0-0 vs Girona (H)

D

1-0 vs Real Zaragoza (A)

W

0-0 vs Real Zaragoza (H)

D

2-1 vs Real Oviedo (H)

W

1-3 vs Fuenlabrada (A)

L

2-0 vs Albacete (H)

W

0-1 vs (A)

L

2-1 vs Racing Santander (A)

W

0-0 vs (H)

D

1-1 vs Las Palmas (A)

D
D

0-0 vs Elche (A)

W

2-1 vs (A)

W

1-0 vs (H)

L

0-2 vs (A)

W

2-1 vs (H)

D

2-2 vs Lugo (A)

W

1-0 vs (H)

D

0-0 vs (A)

W

1-0 vs Real Zaragoza (H)

L

0-2 vs Málaga (A)

9

Goals Scored

9

3

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-0 vs Girona (H)

D

0-0 vs Real Zaragoza (H)

D

2-1 vs Real Oviedo (H)

W

2-0 vs Albacete (H)

W

0-0 vs (H)

D
W

1-0 vs (H)

W

2-1 vs (H)

W

1-0 vs (H)

W

1-0 vs Real Zaragoza (H)

4

Goals Scored

5

1

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-0 vs Real Zaragoza (A)

W

1-3 vs Fuenlabrada (A)

L

0-1 vs (A)

L

2-1 vs Racing Santander (A)

W

1-1 vs Las Palmas (A)

D
D

0-0 vs Elche (A)

W

2-1 vs (A)

L

0-2 vs (A)

D

2-2 vs Lugo (A)

D

0-0 vs (A)

L

0-2 vs Málaga (A)

5

Goals Scored

4

2

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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