Levante vs Granada Predictions & Match Preview

Levante vs Granada predictions

Levante vs Granada predictions and match preview for Monday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the hosts target their first win of the season.

DateMonday 1st November 2021
Kick-Off21:00 (local time)
StadiumCiutat de València
CompetitionLaLiga

Levante vs Granada Preview


Levante match action

There’s a huge game at the bottom of LaLiga on Monday night. Levante head into the match as the only remaining winless team after Getafe broke their duck on Sunday. Granada are just one place higher in the relegation zone though with pressure mounting on their boss Robert Moreno.

Levante won’t get any better opportunity to end their 19 game wait for a league win than this. Despite that record, they should take a degree of confidence into the game after Javier Pereira’s side twice came from behind to hold champions Atletico Madrid to a draw on Thursday night. Both goals came from the penalty spot with Enis Bardhi twice converting from 12 yards and they did also manage to score three times in an entertaining 5-3 loss at Sevilla in their previous match.

In truth, not a great deal has changed yet from the Paco Lopez era. Levante are still good fun but they still can’t find that elusive victory. They haven’t been helped either by the injury absences of some key men with the likes of José Campaña, Gonzalo Melero and Shkodran Mustafi all missing again here. At full strength, this is certainly a team capable of competing and at the very least staying at this level, but they are in danger of leaving themselves too much to do if that win doesn’t come around soon.

As for Granada, they also have a few players out but there is enough quality on the pitch to be performing better than they are. It’s just one win from ten games so far for Robert Moreno and while they are unbeaten in three heading into this, he is still one of the most under-pressure coaches in the league.

The knives were beginning to sharpen as they went into Stoppage Time 1-0 down against Getafe last time out at Los Carmenes. Late salvation came as Jorge Molina headed in against his old club in the 97th minute to earn a point for a Granada side that also scored a 90th minute equaliser in their previous game at Osasuna. An away win here would be a massive boost for everyone connected with the club and would certainly buy Moreno more time but defeat against a likely relegation rival would be very damaging even at this early stage in the campaign.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Levante Win, 2 Granada Wins, 3 Draws.
  • The last 3 meetings have all been drawn.
  • Granada have only lost on 1 of their last 5 visits to this ground, winning twice.
  • Levante’s last home win over Granada was via a 2-1 margin in 2015 in a match that saw 3 red cards.

Team News

Rober Pier is suspended for the hosts. Levante are also missing José Campaña, Gonzalo Melero and Shkodran Mustafi due to injuries. Sergio Postigo and Roger Marti are doubts.

Domingos Duarte, Maxime Gonalons, Yan Eteki and Isma Ruiz are out injured.

Predicted Levante Starting Lineup:

Fernandez – Clerc, Duarte, Vezo, Miramon – Malsa, Martinez, Bardhi – Morales, Soldado, De Frutos (4-3-3)

Predicted Granada Starting Lineup:

Maximiano – Neva, Abram, German, Arias – Milla, Montoro, Rochina – Machis, Suarez, Bacca (4-3-3)


Levante vs Granada Predictions


Score Prediction: Levante 2-1 Granada

Levante are better than a 19 game winless streak suggests and they have been competitive in most of their games this season. There are a few things they need to improve on but their errors may go unpunished against an unconvincing Granada side and there’s every chance Levante may put their first three points on the board.


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