Granada vs Leganes predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the new boys hope to continue their impressive start to the season.
Granada vs Leganes Preview
Granada head into this game 9 points better off than opponents Leganes and they’ll be hoping to extend that advantage here. The new boys have made an outstanding start to the season having suffered only one defeat so far with last weekend’s shock win over Barcelona the clear highlight. Leganes meanwhile are yet to taste victory but they have at least shown some more promising signs in their last two games.
This will be a very different kind of test for Granada to the one provided by a well below par Barca last weekend. Leganes are a physical side who will happily pump balls into the box to test the aerial prowess of the Granada centre-backs. They’ve passed most tests so far though and have carried a much greater attacking threat than anyone could have seriously expected with 12 goals scored across their 6 games.
Leganes have netted just 3 times which largely explains why they are propping up the division. Their struggles are a bit hard to explain away given they have if anything a stronger squad than last term following some very serious summer investment by their standards. They have at least stopped the rot with back-to-back draws against Valencia and Athletic but they’ll be desperate to record their first victory between now and the second international break.
Leganes left Jonathan Silva and key centre-back Dimitris Siovas on the bench against Athletic on Wednesday. Mauricio Pellegrino may have felt he had to change something but he does seem to be struggling to settle on a strongest eleven with the same three forwards as last season again competing for two starting positions. Granada clearly head into the game in better form but they can’t afford to rest on their laurels as there is still a long season ahead and they will inevitably hit a sticky patch of form at some point, so they’ll be hungry to accumulate as many points as possible while they are playing with such confidence.
Granada vs Leganes Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Leganes are starting to get back towards the kind of level that delivered their best ever league finish last term. They are a tough side to play against when they are at their best and Granada may just find this trickier than some of their other games where the pressure has been off and teams have given them space to play in. Leganes should be able to nick a point.
Granada vs Leganes H2H
- Last 4 competitive meetings: 3 Leganes Wins, 1 Granada Win.
- There have only been 4 competitive clashes this century.
- Leganes won both meetings 1-0 during the 2016/17 season.
- Granada progressed on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw in the Copa del Rey in 2015.
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Predicted Line Ups
Silva – Neva, Sanchez, Duarte, Diaz – Herrera, Montoro – Puertas, Azeez, Machis – Soldado (4-2-3-1)
Soriano – Silva, Bustinza, Omeruo, Siovas, Navarro – Perez, Recio, Rodriguez – Carrillo, Braithwaite (5-3-2)