Real Madrid at Girona 1/31/19 - Copa del Rey Picks & Predictions

By: Paul |

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 1:21 PM ET

Real Madrid did a solid job in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals against Girona but the two goals they conceded at home could prove to be disastrous. Girona will now play host to Real Madrid on Thursday for the second leg, and a win by two goals can see them through on away goals.

Girona are having quite the hardest week of their season so far, as they already played against Real Madrid and Barcelona in their last two and will now face Real Madrid again. In their last match they fell by 2-0 at home against Barcelona last weekend for the La Liga. They were really good in the first months of the season but they are now win-less since December 10 (0-5-5). In the first leg against Real Madrid they were really sneaky to score twice in that 2-4 loss, and they can still have hopes now. Real Madrid are coming off a really great away win over the weekend, as they blasted Espanyol by 4-2 on the road. That is their second consecutive win with the same scoreline and fifth in their last six matches in all competitions (6-1-0). They struggled a bit in the first leg of the quarter-finals against Girona as their opponents scored the first goal and even pulled back to 2-2. But the Madrilenos were more serious in the final stages and grabbed the win. They just need to be careful here.

After the 2-4 of the first match it is Girona who now need a win by two goals in order to eliminate Real Madrid. A repeat of the score would result in extra time and possibly a penalty shootout. Real Madrid will now have an easy time here and should better score once, otherwise the upset is a real possibility.

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