The final stage of the playoffs has been reached and it will be Girona and Almeria to fight for a chance to play in Primera Division next season. Both of them secured qualification in the final by drawing the opening game and then winning at home against less experienced opponents but they won’t enjoy this luxury tonight.
Bet: Girona Asian Handicap 0:0
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.90
Girona was overcautious in the first leg against Alcorcon and this strategy nearly cost them qualification, so they won’t repeat that mistake. Instead of relying solely on Acuna, they will pair up their top scorer with Benja who scored 11 goals in the regular season. If necessary, coach Rubi could also send in another striker as Sanchez was the artisan of several victories in the playoffs.
They need to take an early lead and hold onto it, because not winning the first leg is very likely to shatter their dreams of playing among the best Spanish teams. Almeria is a team that had played in Primera Division a couple of years ago and much to their credit, they’ve kept most of their key players. The visitors will stick to the same strategy that brought them here in the first place, and focus on scoring one goal away from home. If they achieve that, they will become overwhelming favorites to advance, as they have an excellent home record while Girona is a poor traveling team.
Bold punters could aim the maximum payout and bet on the hosts to win in regulation time, at odds of 2.50 and higher. Pinnacle Sports presents the ideal wager for risk-averse players who appreciate the cover of an Asian handicap, offering odds of 1.90 for this market.