Granada vs Osasuna match preview and predictions for Tuesday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two sides in their second seasons back at this level meet.
- DATE: Tuesday 12th January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 19:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Los Carmenes
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Granada vs Osasuna Preview
A double-header on Tuesday in LaLiga kicks off at Los Carmenes. It sees Granada host Osasuna, a match that was scheduled to take place earlier in the season but had to be rearranged due to Granada’s European commitments.
Overall Diego Martinez will again be very happy with how this season is panning out at Los Carmenes. Last season’s lofty 7th place finish and European qualification was an overachievement but they have a significantly stronger squad this year and a potential push for Europa League qualification again, seems like a much more realistic target this term.
It is 3 defeats in 4 games for Granada heading into this though and they were blown away by Barcelona at the weekend, losing 4-0 at home to the Catalan giants. They were perhaps a touch unfortunate to find themselves up against a much more impressive looking Barca than we’ve seen for most of this season and Granada ought to be able to brush that result off and go again here on a ground where they have a better than 50% win ratio this season in LaLiga.
It will therefore be a tough game for relegation threatened Osasuna who unlike their opponents are having a much more severe case of second season syndrome. They’ve not won in the league since October but Jagoba Arrasate will feel as though his side have at least managed to stop the rot to some extent with 4 straight draws in LaLiga heading into this match.
He will take particular heart from their last two as Osasuna held both Real Sociedad and Real Madrid to draws. They gave Los Blancos a really tough game in the snow at El Sadar on Saturday and while they remain short on victories and indeed goals, Osasuna look to have rediscovered some of that resilience which has made them a really competitive outfit since their return to the top flight in 2019.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Granada Wins, 1 Osasuna Win, 2 Draws.
- Osasuna haven’t won on any of their last 8 visits to Los Carmenes.
- Granada won both meetings to nil last term (1-0 at home and 3-0 away).
- Osasuna have only scored 2 goals in their last 6 matches vs this opposition.
Jesus Vallejo is suspended for the hosts after seeing red against Barcelona. Luis Milla should be available again following COVID-19.
Darko Brasanac is the latest addition to the Osasuna injury list. Arrasate must decide whether to go 4-4-2 or 4-5-1.
Predicted Granada Starting Lineup:
Silva – Neva, Sanchez, Duarte, Foulquier – Montoro, Milla, Herrera – Machis, Soldado, Suarez (4-3-3)
Predicted Osasuna Starting Lineup:
Herrera – Cruz, Hernandez, D. Garcia, Vidal – Jony, Moncayola, Sanjurjo, Torres – Budimir, R. Garcia (4-4-2)
Granada vs Osasuna Predictions
Score Prediction: Granada 1-1 Osasuna
Osasuna are battling hard and they aren’t an easy team to play against right now despite their struggles in terms of creating chances and scoring goals. They aren’t likely to be too adventurous here but they look capable of making a real game of this and potentially leaving Los Carmenes with a point.
Granada vs Osasuna Betting Tips (18+)
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