Can Athletic Club cling onto their position in one of the much-coveted European spots?
Ernesto Valverde’s team won back-to-back games, beating Cádiz and Valencia, before last Sunday’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Atlético Madrid at Cívitas Metropolitano.
So, despite now losing four of their last six, Athletic remain seventh, and have the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final against Osasuna to look forward to on Wednesday.
Girona meantime are 11th, just five points below their hosts, which represents a great return for a newly-promoted club.
Blanquivermells enjoyed their second-biggest top division victory ever last Friday night, demolishing Almería 6-2 at Montilivi.
They were 4-0 up by half time, Valentín Castellanos, Viktor Tsyhankov, Rodrigo Riquelme and Javi Hernández scoring, before Iván Martín and Cristhian Stuani completed the rout after the break.
So, having now won five of their last ten, Míchel’s men are 11th, five points clear of the relegation zone.
Athletic Club were beaten by Girona in Catalonia in November, so can they get some revenge at San Mamés?