Granada vs Alaves predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the hosts aim to end a five game winless streak.
Granada vs Alaves Preview
This is a really big game for Granada who have been in poor form ever since they reached the summit of La Liga against all odds. They’ve had some tough fixtures but a fresh setback in a match against more limited opposition would set the alarm bells ringing just a touch although they’ve still amassed enough points already to leave them in a pretty comfortable position.
Even the most ardent of Granada fan would have probably realised their stunning early season form was not going to continue for long. They simply don’t have the kind of quality throughout their side to sustain that kind of a challenge but Diego Martinez will be determined to make sure that their slump in form doesn’t become a prolonged winter decline which in time could see them fall back towards the relegation scrap. 3 points here would go a long way to preventing that.
Alaves can move level on points with the Andalusian outfit if they win this match and they’ll take confidence into this one having won 2 of their last 3 games. The exception was a defeat to Real Madrid last time out when they gave a pretty good account of themselves. The Basques have actually netted 8 times in their last 4 games which is a really encouraging sign given many assumed they would struggle for goals under Asier Garitano.
The summer signings of Joselu and Lucas Perez for a combined sum of under €5m was some of the best business done by any side in La Liga. Between them the duo have netted 14 times this term which equates to 82% of Alaves’ goals. They should lead the line here and should give the Granada defence a stern test.
Granada vs Alaves Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
This is a really tough one to call. Alaves have the more potent strike-force but they have lost 5 of their 7 away games this term, conceding 16 times in the process. A month or two back, you’d have certainly backed Granada but the visitors carry more momentum into this one and should have enough to come away with a result.
Granada vs Alaves Betting Tips (18+)
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Granada vs Alaves H2H
- Last 2 competitive meetings: 1 Granada Win, 1 Alaves Win.
- This will be only the 3rd competitive meeting this century.
- The others came in the 2016-17 La Liga season and both produced home wins.
- Alaves were reduced to 9 men in a 2-1 defeat on their last visit here.
Predicted Line Ups
Rui Silva – Quini, Martinez, Duarte, Diaz – Gonalons, Herrera – Machis, Azeez, Puertas – Soldado (4-2-3-1)
Pacheco – Marin, Ely, Laguardia, Martin – Burke, Pina, Wakaso, Vidal – Perez, Joselu (4-4-2)
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