Girona vs Mallorca Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Spanish Primera
When is Girona vs Mallorca on and what time does it start? Girona vs Mallorca will take place on Saturday 23rd September, 2023 – 13:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Girona vs Mallorca? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Girona vs Mallorca on in the UK? Girona vs Mallorca will be televised live on LaLigaTV, but La Liga matches are also televised occasionally on Viaplay Sports and ITV
Where can I stream Girona vs Mallorca in the UK? Girona vs Mallorca can be streamed live on Viaplay, while ITV matches can be streamed live on ITVX
Girona gained promotion back to the Spanish top-flight in 2022 and, under the management of Michel, they performed very well to finish just outside of the top seven and the European qualification spots. They have lost key players such as Santiago Bueno, Oriol Romeu and Valentin Castellanos over the summer but the Catalans have remained impressive.
At the beginning of this weekend’s round of fixtures, they currently sit comfortably tucked inside the top four. They have managed four victories with a draw in their opening five matches. They come into this on the back of a thrilling 4-2 win away to newly-promoted Granada in their most recent outing, last weekend.
In the latter stages of the 2021/22, Real Mallorca ‘broke glass’ and appointed Javier Aguirre to fire fight against relegation. The Balearic Islanders managed to comfortably avoid relegation and then ended up finishing in the middle-of-the-table last season. They lost Lee Kang-in to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer but have spent quite ambitiously in the rest of the window.
Mallorca come into this on the back of a much-needed 1-0 win away to Celta in Galicia with Vedat Muriqi notching his first of the Liga season after scoring a brace for Kosovo against Switzerland during the international break. Aguirre had been under pressure before that win with no win in their opening four matches of the season.
THE TEAM NEWS
Paco Lopez is having to deal with several issues and injuries for this weekend’s visit of Real Mallorca, including the absence of defender Arnau Martinez.
PREDICTED XI (4-1-4-1): Gazzaniga; Couto, E.Garcia, Blind, Gutierrez; Lopez; Tsygankov, Martin, A.Garcia, Savio; Dovbyk
UNAVAILABLE: Martinez (Injured), Garcia (Injured), Casals (Injured), Artero (Injured), Villa (Injured)
Javier Aguirre remains without two key players for their trip to Girona. Defender Antonio Raillo remains sidelined, whilst midfielder Omar Mascarell is also out injured.
PREDICTED XI (5-4-1): Rajkovic; Maffeo, Valjent, Nastasic, van der Heyden, Lato; Rodriguez, Morlanes, Costa, Darder; Muriqi
UNAVAILABLE: Mascarell (Injured), Raillo (Injured)
Many would have expected these two sides finishing very close in the league table but that is not the way the two sides have started this season. Girona will be hoping to challenge for a top seven finish and European qualification as a consequence. They face a Mallorca side that will be feeling the pressure after another simmer of relatively heavy investment. Girona are favourites for this encounter on Saturday afternoon, especially with their home advantage.
TIP: GIRONA TO WIN