Granada vs Espanyol Match Preview & Prediction

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Granada vs Espanyol predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the visitors seek a much needed away win.

Granada vs Espanyol predictions

Granada vs Espanyol Preview

Espanyol have 17 games to go this season and every one of them is going to be big as they attempt to claw their way towards a points tally that might keep them up. They remain rock bottom ahead of this trip to Granada who still have work to do themselves to ensure they are playing top flight football again next season.

They’ve done the hard work. 6 home wins already has given them strong foundations from which to push towards that magical 40 point figure. However, they aren’t in the best of form with only two sides in La Liga having picked up fewer points from their last 8 games. That sequence does though significantly include home wins over Mallorca and Alaves which has helped keep the significant advantage they have on the relegation scrap.

As for Espanyol, it has been a nightmare season but their activity on and off the pitch in January has given them real hope. They’ve spent big on Raul De Tomas, Leandro Cabrera and Adri Embarba, three players of proven top flight quality. Their results have also picked up with 5 points from their last 3 games, all against top half opponents.

All of Espanyol’s new signings are expected to start this game but they are hampered by the suspension of key midfielder Marc Roca. Granada have German Sanchez and Carlos Fernandez back from suspension but they are at a slight disadvantage with some of these players having played 120 minutes at Badajoz in the Copa del Rey in midweek.

Granada vs Espanyol Predictions

Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw

We’ve already seen improvements in Espanyol but the absence of Roca is a big blow and it may still take a few games for things to properly click into place with the new signings. They look capable of getting a draw here but it may not be any better than that with Granada tough to break down at home having conceded just 0.6 goals per game in front of their own fans in La Liga this term.

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Granada vs Espanyol H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Granada Win, 3 Espanyol Wins, 2 Draws.
  • Granada won 3-0 at the RCDE Stadium earlier this season.
  • Espanyol have won on 3 of their last 4 visits to Granada though.
  • Granada haven’t beaten Espanyol at home since a 2-1 win in May 2012.

Predicted Line Ups

Granada Team:

Silva – Neva, Duarte, Sanchez, Diaz – Machis, Herrera, Gonalons, Puertas – Fernandez, Soldado (4-4-2)

Espanyol Team:

Lopez – Vila, Cabrera, Espinsoa, Javi Lopez – Melendo, Darder, David Lopez, Embarba – RDT, Calleri (4-4-2)

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