Granada vs Alaves Match Preview & Prediction

Granada vs Alaves predictions

Granada vs Alaves predictions and match preview for this Sunday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted line ups as the hosts aim to keep their bright start to the season going.

  • DATE: Sunday 20th September 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 18:30 (local time)
  • VENUE: Los Cármenes, Granada

Granada vs Alaves Preview

Granada vs Alaves predictions

Granada play their third match in the space of little more than a week on Sunday and they are aiming to make it three wins from three against Alaves. Questions have been raised as to whether or not Diego Martinez’s side will fall away this season after a brilliant 2019/20 campaign, but the early signs are promising and this in theory is another winnable game.

They were in action as recently as Thursday night, winning 4-0 in Albania in their first ever European game. Martinez named a stronger eleven than perhaps was needed to see off limited opponents but with no second chances in the Europa League qualifiers this year, he was clearly keen to get the job done. Granada were also victorious against Athletic on the opening weekend with Yangel Herrera starting and scoring in both matches so far.

Alaves will be hoping there’s some fatigue in the Granada camp and there’s a bit of pressure on them to get a result here following defeat at home to Betis on matchday 1. That was their first under the guidance of Pablo Machin and predictably it was a 3-5-2 formation. It wasn’t a classic game but Alaves will perhaps feel aggrieved to have not picked up any points from it.

In terms of team selection, we may see some light rotation from Granada who are back in action in Europe this coming Thursday, although this time at Los Carmenes. 

Pablon Machin meanwhile will still be trying to figure out his best XI, particularly in those key wing-back roles. He does at least have one new name to choose from here after Florian Lejeune joined on loan from Newcastle this week.

Season Previews: Granada | Alaves

Granada vs Alaves H2H

  • Last 4 Competitive Meetings: 3 Granada Wins, 1 Alaves Win.
  • Granada won both meetings last term by an aggregate score of 5-0.
  • Alaves were reduced to 9 men on their last 2 visits to Los Carmenes, losing 3-0 here last term.
  • There have only been 4 league meetings this century with Alaves’ only win coming in 2016 in Vitoria.

Predicted Line Ups

Granada Team

Rui Silva – Neva, Duarte, Sanchez, Foulquier – Herrera, Milla, Montoro – Machis, Soldado, Puertas (4-3-3)

Alaves Team:

Pacheco – Duarte, Laguardia, Ely – Rioja, Pons, Battaglia, Pina, Edgar – Joselu, Lucas Perez (3-5-2)

Granada vs Alaves Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-0 Granada

Fatigue shouldn’t really be a problem for Granada this early in the season and having been four up after just 46 minutes on Thursday, they didn’t exactly have to overstretch themselves to see off Teuta. At Los Carmenes, Granada always believe and they’ve no reason not to fancy this against an Alaves side that is still finding their feet in terms of a new system under new management.

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