Alaves vs Granada predictions, H2H and match preview for this Wednesday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-ups as the hosts aim to take a big step towards safety.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
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The Wednesday night action in LaLiga sees an Alaves side, that could do with one more victory to just ease any lingering relegation worries, take on mid-table Granada. The visitors haven’t given up on Europa League qualification but it looks a big ask for Diego Martinez’s side now.
Alaves have struggled since the resumption to the season. They were truly awful in a 6-0 defeat in Vigo and head into this game following three straight defeats. Defensively they have been a bit ‘hit and miss’ all season, admittedly more so on the road than at home. However what is a slight concern is that you have to go back to February for the last time either Joselu or Lucas Perez scored in open play. The duo had formed a prolific pairing prior to that, scoring the vast majority of their team’s goals.
Granada meanwhile have found a few goals through the talents of Carlos Fernandez since the resumption but they don’t really have the feel of a side that is going to make a strong European challenge over the remaining 6 games. That of course was never a serious goal this season but Martinez will be keen to ensure that his side’s season doesn’t just peter out with only 2 points from their last 4 games.
In fairness to Granada, mounting injury problems are beginning to really take their toll and are making it tough for their boss to give any of his fit players a rest. They may be without as many as 7 players through injury here and to top it off, key centre-back Germán Sánchez is suspended.
Alaves vs Granada Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-0 Alaves
Granada’s selection issues leave them really short on numbers for this game and Germán Sánchez is a really big miss as he has been the real leader for their defence this season. Alaves rested a lot of players in Madrid at the weekend so should be fresh. They have the greater urgency and with what looks like a fully fit squad to choose from, they could put their recent woes behind them with a much needed win.
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Alaves vs Granada H2H
- Last 3 Competitive Meetings: 2 Granada Wins, 1 Alaves Win.
- There have only been 3 competitive meetings this century.
- Granada won 3-0 when the sides met in Andalusia earlier this term.
- The previous meetings came in LaLiga 2016/17 and both produced home wins.
Predicted Line Ups
Pacheco – Duarte, Laguardia, Magallan, Navarro – Mendez, Pina, Camarasa, Sainz – Joselu, Perez (4-4-2)
Escandell – Neva, Duarte, Vallejo, Foulquier – Machis, Azeez, Herrera, Puertas – Fernandez, Soldado (4-4-2)
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