Girona vs Almeria Prediction, 2/17/2023 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Girona vs Almeria
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Location: Estadi Montilivi in Girona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Girona (-114) Almeria (+310)
Girona (6-6-9) will try to defeat Almeria (6-4-11) at Estadi Montilivi on Friday. Girona opens at -114 while Almeria are priced +310. The over/under has been set at 2.5. The expected starting goalkeepers are Paulo Gazzaniga Girona and Fernando Almeria.
The Blanquivermells were 6th in the matter of expected goals with 28.4, and their expected goals against were sitting at 26.5. Girona conceded 31 goals while relinquishing 1.48 goals per 90 minutes, and the opposition compiled 91 SoT against them. Their difference in goals was -4 by way of 27 goals put in the net and 31 goals surrendered. They recorded 1 clean sheet, which had them sitting at a percentage of 4.8 over the course of last year. Girona recorded 59 SVs and held a save% of 69.2 over the course of the prior season. Girona recorded 52 yellow cards last season in addition to 1 red card. For the prior season, this club put together an average of 1.14 points per match (24 pts) and also had a ranking of 6th in the league with 19 assists.
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Almeria accumulated 25 goals and their goals expected in the previous season was sitting at 25.0. Their goals against per 90 min was 1.62 in addition to 87 saves, and they had a total of 1 clean sheet. For the year, UD Almeria had a save % of 73.6 (121 shots on target against), and ranked 16th in the league with 22 points. Almeria ranked 15th when it comes to goals against having 34, and their goal difference was sitting at -9. Almeria had a shut out % of 4.8 for the previous season and 61 yellow card warnings. The Rojiblancos averaged 1.1 points per fixture while having 16 assists and 3 red cards.
The guy defending the goal for Girona will be Paulo Gazzaniga. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.25 (157 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .700. Gazzaniga (46-27-49 record during his career) has 29 shutouts, which gives him a 23.4% clean sheet percentage. Gazzaniga has played a total of 11,321 minutes and is sitting with 367 saves in his pro soccer career. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 524 shots tried at him in 124 career starts.
Fernando will be looking after the net for Almeria. Martinez has recorded 33 shutouts while defending 393 shots tried against him in 10,024 mins in his career. He holds a save % of .740 and his shutout rate sits at 29.7%. He has surrendered 1.02 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 51-23-38. So far in his pro soccer career, Martinez has allowed 114 goals and has 291 saves in 111 starting assignments.
Cristhian Stuani is one player who can be a difference maker for Girona. He has accounted for 25 assists while tallying 110 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Uruguay has 210 goals scored in 32,619 mins. Stuani has had a starting assignment in 351 contests so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.58 goals per 90 mins.
Almeria features a game changer in Dyego Sousa, who has been known to frustrate defenses. The forward from Portugal has totaled 9,151 minutes while scoring 49 goals. He is averaging 0.48 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 98 outings in his career. He has accounted for 21 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 17 times.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Almeria (+310)
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