The top two in La Liga face off when Real Madrid visit surprise leaders Girona on Saturday night.
Girona have enjoyed a wonderful start to the season as one of only two unbeaten teams in La Liga, the other being Barcelona. With six wins and a draw, they're a point ahead of Real Madrid whose recent stumble leaves them with work to do.
Having lost the derby to Atletico Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti's side did bounce back by beating Las Palmas.
Here's all you need to know about Madrid's La Liga clash with Girona this weekend.
What time does Girona vs Real Madrid kick-off?
- Location: Girona, Spain
- Stadium: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi
- Date: Saturday 30 September
- Kick-off Time: 17:30 BST / 12:30 ET / 09:30 PT
- Referee: Juan Luis Pulido Santana
- VAR: TBC
Girona vs Real Madrid H2H Record (Last Five Games)
- Girona: 2 wins
- Real Madrid: 2 wins
- Draws: 1
Current Form (all competitions)
- Girona: WWWWW
- Real Madrid: WWWLW
How to watch Girona vs Real Madrid on TV and live stream
TV channel/live stream
Viaplay Sports 1, La Liga TV
ESPN+, ESPN Deportes
Real Madrid team news
Real Madrid have endured plenty of injury issues this season and they got worse against Las Palmas as Austrian centre-back David Alaba limped off with a thigh problem.
He will miss Saturday's game but Antonio Rudiger's knock from the same match is not serious enough to keep him out. Alaba joins Eder Militao, Arda Guler and Thibaut Courtois on the injury list.
Vinicius Junior makes his first start since mid August in attacking, having come off the bench against Las Palmas.
Real Madrid confirmed lineup vs Girona
Real Madrid confirmed lineup vs Girona (4-3-1-2): Kepa; Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Camavinga; Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos; Bellingham; Vinicius, Joselu.
Girona vs Real Madrid score prediction
At the very start of the season, this would have been a pretty easy game to predict. However, the result could go either way especially considering the confidence Girona are playing with.
Real Madrid are struggling for fit players in defence and with the Champions League returning next week with a trip to Napoli to think about, Los Blancos may not get it all their own way in Girona on Saturday.