Julen Lopetegui's side has turned their fortunes around in 2019 and remains in the hunt for glory on domestic and European fronts once more. They must beat Girona this afternoon to keep pace with Barcelona though.
What are we expecting from the match and what bets are we placing on betPawa?
Real Madrid's revival continues with five wins in a row in LaLiga, and an impressive win away from home at Ajax Amsterdam when they were second best for large portions of the match. Girona arrives with their own agenda in mind and that's survival and survival alone. Cristhian Stuani has 12 LaLiga goals for the visitors and he will be a key man if they are to collect anything from this fixture. With a crucial El Clasico clash on the horizon for Real Madrid against Barcelona next month, they have to keep the winning form up to stay in the race.
Karim Benzema was substituted in the midweek Champions League win at Ajax with a hip injury, so is likely to be rested on Sunday. Isco and Marcos Llorente remain injury doubts. Girona has Colombian centre-back Bernardo Espinosa suspended, whilst Seydou Doumbia, Marc Muniesa and Aday Benitez are all likely to be missing.
- Real Madrid won this season's reverse fixture 4-1.
- Girona has failed to win any of their last ten league games.
- Real Madrid has conceded only five goals in 11 home league games in LaLiga.
- Girona has failed to score in their last three matches.
With Madrid's good run and Girona's struggling form, Madrid to score in both halves priced at 1.53 is our best bet.
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