Barcelona will welcome surprise leaders Girona to the Montjuïc Olympic stadium in the most entertaining match on the 16th of the Spanish LaLiga.
The Blaugranas are in third place in the table with 34 points as a result of ten wins, four draws and one loss. The previous day the Culé defeated another candidate like Atlético Madrid and will aim to finish high before the end of the first round.
The matter of Girona has turned from a surprise into a reality and a concrete threat for the three who will always fight at the top. The Albirrojos have lost just one game all season, are top of the standings with 38 points and remain unbeaten on the way to ending the best campaign in their history so far.
A high voltage complement
Barcelona have changed all of their games during home conditions in all competitions. Of the 28 goals he scored in LaLiga, nine of them were scored in the first half, while the remaining 19 were scored in the second half.
At the same time, in the last six home games in LaLiga, Culés scored only two goals in the first half while they scored seven in the last 45 minutes.
Los Tozudos, for their part, are the highest scoring team in the competition with 34 possessions in 15 games played. Of that amount, 14 were converted in the first 45 minutes, while 20 were scored in the complement. Before moving on, in the last game against Valencia the game returned to the last eight minutes of the game.
Girona has a similar record to Barcelona because in the last five games in all competitions played outside its stadium it has scored two goals in the first half and nine in the second period.
Barcelona and Girona have faced each other only six times in LaLiga throughout history with four wins for the Blaugranas and two draws.
They should take advantage of the opportunities that are created
Barcelona is a team that stands out due to high possession and control of the ball, but sometimes it fails to translate superiority in achieving the opponent’s goal. In the last game against Aleti he only had two shots on goal in the whole 90 minutes, while in the last three LaLiga games his average shot on goal was four per game.
Although Girona has the most offensive power in the championship, this is explained by its great efficiency because it is not a team that can destroy its opponents with the number of finishes between the three sticks. In the last three games he shot a total of fourteen times into the opponent’s goal with an average of just over four shots per game and scored a total of five goals.