Granada vs Eibar Match Preview & Predictions

Granada vs Eibar

Granada vs Eibar match preview and predictions for Thursday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the visitors seek a much needed away win.

Date Thursday 22nd April 2021
Kick-Off 21:00 (local time)
Stadium Los Carmenes
Competition LaLiga

Granada vs Eibar Preview


Granada vs Eibar preview

Granada and Eibar clash on Thursday in LaLiga. This is a bigger game for the visitors in truth with Eibar starting to look like a club that is heading firmly in the direction of the Segunda Division. We’ve seen the unlikeliest of teams mount great escapes in the final weeks before but there isn’t much about this Eibar side that suggests they are capable of that.

They will be firm underdogs here against a Granada side that is now approaching the end of another fantastic season under Diego Martinez. Their trip to a European quarter-final against Manchester United was the clear highlight and they’ll be hoping it’s not the last time they get to compete on the European stage. They are only place below the UEFA Conference League spot right now but with 8 points to make up on Real Sociedad in 7th, the odds are stacked against them.

Granada’s league form has inevitably suffered as a result of their Europa League run. They’ve lost 5 out of 7 in LaLiga heading into their trip to Real Valladolid at the weekend and looked set to fall to defeat again. However they staged a dramatic late turnaround with goals from Jorge Molina and Quini ensuring Granada won the game to stay just about in the hunt for European qualification.

As for Eibar, the picture is starting to look quite bleak. They’ve managed just two goals and only one point from their last six league games and with some of the sides around them finding the odd result, they are now four points shy of safety. In their defence, they have had some tough games of late, but having only managed one win all season against bottom half clubs, they can have few complaints if they end up going down.

That would be a shame. Their story is one of the great fairy tales in modern football, which as we’ve seen this week is sadly controlled by big clubs and their greedy, power hungry owners. Well-run Eibar have been a breath of fresh air for the Spanish top flight but on the pitch, they have fallen way short of their previous standards this season.


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Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 6 Eibar Wins.
  • Eibar have won all of their last 7 matches against Granada.
  • They’ve won on their last 3 visits to Los Carmenes, including a 2-1 win last term.
  • Eibar also won 2-0 in the reverse fixture at Ipurua in January.

Team News

Luis Suarez is suspended for Granada who are missing Luis Milla and Domingos Duarte to injuries. 

Eibar are monitoring the fitness of Bryan Gil, Rober Correa and Pedro Bigas.

Predicted Granada Starting Lineup:

Silva – Quini, Vallejo, German, Foulquier – Montoro, Gonalons, Herrera – Machis, Molina, Puertas (4-3-3)

Predicted Eibar Starting Lineup:

Dmitrovic – Cote, Arbilla, Oliveira, Pozo – Garcia, Diop, Alvarez – Kevin, Kike, Inui (4-3-3)


Granada vs Eibar Predictions


Score Prediction: Granada 2-0 Eibar

It’s tough to look past Granada here despite Eibar’s excellent record in this fixture. Diego Martinez’s side still have a glimmer of hope when it comes to potentially qualifying for Europe and they are clearly a team that is well worthy of their status in the top half having impressed for close to two years now at this level. 


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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.