Girona will look to make it back-to-back La Liga victories when they go to Elche on Tuesday night.
The visitors are coming off a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Friday, while Elche are still at the bottom of the standings after a 2-1 loss to Real Valladolid on Saturday.
Elche are still searching for the first victory of the 2022-23 La Liga campaign, with a record of four draws and nine defeats from 13 matches seeing them collect just four points, which has left them rooted to the bottom of the table, already seven points from the safety of 17th position.
Los Franjiverdes picked up a point in a 2-2 draw with Espanyol on October 23, but they have lost their last two, going down 1-0 at home to Getafe before being beaten 2-1 at Real Valladolid on Saturday.
The Green-striped ones have two more games before the campaign breaks for the World Cup, following this fixture with a contest against Alcora in the Copa del Rey. Girona, meanwhile, held Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw at Bernabeu on October 30 before following that result up with an impressive 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Friday.
The Catalan side actually faced Elche in the Segunda Division promotion playoffs in August 2020, with Elche running out 1-0 winners over the two legs, while Girona have not beaten their opponents on Tuesday night since a Segunda Division regular-season clash in August 2016.
Elche will again be missing Federico Fernandez, Helibelton Palacios, Javier Pastore and Fidel through injury on Tuesday night, but the home side did not pick up any fresh issues against Real Valladolid.
Gonzalo Verdu was missing last time out, though, and he will need to be assessed ahead of kickoff.
It seems likely that caretaker boss Sergio Mantecon will make changes to the starting side for this match, with Diego Gonzalez, Josan Fernandez and Raul Guti all in line to start.
Lucas Boye should again lead the line, though, while there are expected to be starts in midfield for both Tete Morente and Omar Mascarell.
As for Girona, Yan Couto, Samuel Saiz, Juanpe, Borja Garcia and Ibrahima Kebe were all missing against Athletic on Friday, and they remain fitness doubts for this contest.
Head coach Michel has no fresh concerns, though, and it would not be a surprise to see the same XI that took to the field for the first whistle last time out.
A 4-5-1 formation should include Toni Villa on the right, with Aleix Garcia, Oriol Romeu and Yangel Herrera featuring in central midfield, and Valentin Castellanos at the tip of the attack.
Possible starting lineup:
|Badía, Edgar||Carlos, Juan|
|Bigas, Pedro||Bueno, Santiago|
|Clerc, Carlos||Gutierrez, Miguel|
|Roco, Enzo||Arnau, Martineztd|
|Mascarell, Omar||Garcia, Aleix|
|Gumbau, Gerard||Romeu, Oriol|
|Milla, Pere||Riquelme, Rodrigo|
|Guti, Raul||Herrera, Yangel|
|Morente, Tete||Lopez, David|
|Boye, Lucas||Castellanos, Valentin|
Elche = 18.7%
Draw = 27.5%
Girona = 53.8%
Elche 0-1 Girona
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