Eibar vs Granada match preview and predictions for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Granada travel to the Basque Country.
- DATE: Sunday 3rd January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 18:30 (local time)
- STADIUM: Ipurua
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Eibar vs Granada Preview
Granada travel to the Basque Country on Sunday looking to maintain their status in the European positions. They will fancy their chances against an Eibar side that has struggled for results at Ipurua this season, with José Luis Mendilibar’s men hovering just above the relegation zone heading into this round of fixtures.
They picked a terrific point last time out away to Barcelona though. It was the first time that Eibar had ever avoided defeat at Camp Nou, another milestone on the remarkable journey this tiny Basque club has been on. Having also hosted Real Madrid and travelled to Real Sociedad within their last 4 games, Eibar will be happy to have got through this tough run of games and will be hungry to find a solution to their home problems.
Their 8 home league games so far this term have yielded just 4 points with Eibar having failed to win at Ipurua since the backend of last season. No team has picked up fewer points on their own ground and it is putting significantly more pressure on them to get results when they travel.
While they do have a great record in this fixture, it won’t be easy against a strong Granada side that has rediscovered some form after a significant wobble when the demands of European football started to take their toll. They come into this having won 3 of their last 4 matches in LaLiga including a dramatic 2-1 home win against Valencia at the weekend where veteran striker Jorge Molina netted a late winner in a game which featured 3 red cards.
Domingos Duarte was the Granada player to see red and he joins a fairly lengthy absentee list for the visitors here. They do have a much bigger squad this season though which should help them cope with that but Diego Martinez won’t have many options to bring off the bench here which may be a problem at the end of a busy period of LaLiga action.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 6 Eibar Wins.
- Granada haven’t won any of the 8 top flight meetings between the clubs.
- Eibar did the double over Granada last term, winning 3-0 at home and 2-1 in Andalusia.
- Granada haven’t avoided defeat against Eibar since a 0-0 draw in March 2015.
Anaitz Arbilla and Kevin Rodrigues are both carrying knocks and are rated doubtful for this game.
Dimitri Foulquier and Domingos Duarte are both suspended here. Darwin Machís, Luis Milla and Angel Montoro are also expected to be missing.
Predicted Eibar Starting Lineup:
Dmitrovic – Arbilla, Bigas, Burgos, Pozo – Gil, Exposito, Recio, Inui – Kike, Muto (4-4-2)
Predicted Granada Starting Lineup:
Silva – Neva, Sanchez, Vallejo, Quini – Kenedy, Gonalons, Herrera, Puertas – Suarez, Molina (4-4-2)
Eibar vs Granada Predictions
Score Prediction: Eibar 1-1 Granada
At full strength, Granada would have looked like strong candidates to win this game but they are missing a few important players and a draw looks the most likely outcome, particularly when you consider that Eibar have drawn 5 of their last 8 league games.
Eibar vs Granada Betting Tips (18+)
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