Girona were a bit of an old favourite last season and can bring us some joy on La Liga’s opening night against Real Valladolid.total
Girona to win to zero @ 17/10
Pablo Machin is gone but Eusebio Sacristan looks a decent replacement and will be keen on a fast start after the Blanquivermell fell off last term, winning only two of their final 10 games.
The Montilivi was a bit of a fortress though and clean sheets were common place.
Valladolid are back in the big time after a spell in Segunda but their promotion was largely built on the goals of Jaime Mata who has now departed.
A lack of cutting edge is a real worry and therefore it is tough to see past a home win with a clean sheet.
Lyon to win and both teams to score @ 19/10
Lyon have a glittering attack with Mariano Diaz, Memphis Depay and Bertrand Traore all seemingly coming into their own, even without Nabil Fekir.
A lack of end product was a worry in their opening 2-0 win over Amiens but they always have goals in them and will expect to win in the Grand Est.
Reims made a brilliant start with their 1-0 win at Nice and David Guion has his troops well organised.
They will look to keep it tight but Les Gones are a real force and although occasionally susceptible at the back, should have too much at the Stade Auguste-Delaune.