Espanyol vs Granada Predictions & Match Preview

Espanyol vs Granada

Espanyol vs Granada predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the hosts aim to maintain their strong home start.

DateSaturday 6th November 2021
Kick-Off14:00 (local time)
StadiumRCDE Stadium
CompetitionLaLiga

Espanyol vs Granada Preview


Espanyol stadium

Saturday’s action in LaLiga kicks off at the RCDE Stadium. Espanyol have been impressive at home so far and they’ll be hoping to put three points on the board here against a Granada side that will be feeling much better about themselves after a big Monday night win at fellow strugglers Levante.

Only five teams can better Espanyol’s return of 11 points from 6 home games so far this season. They reeled off three home wins on the bounce over Alaves, Real Madrid and Cadiz before being held to a draw by Athletic Club last time out in Barcelona. That wasn’t a good performance from Vicente Moreno’s side with the visitors creating a lot of clear openings and defensive frailties are becoming a bit of a concern for Espanyol.

They followed that draw with a disappointing 2-1 loss at previously winless Getafe so there would have been a bit of soul-searching this week. The positive news is that they have top scorer and key man Raul de Tomas available again following suspension and that should have a positive impact in lifting the whole team heading into this.

Granada though are showing some signs that they may be finding their feet under Robert Moreno. The former Spain boss deserves some credit for turning things around as he looked like a dead man walking only a few weeks ago. The Andalusian side are unbeaten in three heading into this and they picked up a huge 3-0 win at fellow strugglers Levante on Monday night which could prove a major turning point in their season.

Goals from German Sanchez, Luis Suarez and Antonio Puertas sealed that victory and while the scoreline flattered Granada a bit, it was still impressive how comfortably they dispatched one of their rivals at the bottom of the league. The aim now will be to pull clear of the relegation picture altogether but that may be easier said than done with Real Madrid and Athletic their next opponents after this.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Espanyol Wins, 2 Granada Wins, 2 Draws.
  • The sides last met in the 2019/20 season when Granada won both meetings.
  • They won 3-0 at the RCDE Stadium on their last visit.
  • Espanyol were unbeaten in 7 games against Granada prior to that.

Team News

Oscar Gil is the only expected absentee for Espanyol. Raul De Tomas returns from a ban.

Luis Milla, Maxime Gonalons and Domingos Duarte are significant injury absentees for Granada. Yan Eteki is a doubt.

Possible Lineups


Espanyol vs Granada Predictions


Score Prediction: Espanyol 1-1 Granada

Espanyol haven’t impressed in their last two matches and despite the return of R.D.T. they may struggle to pick up all the points here. Granada finally look to have a clearer plan under Robert Moreno and they will take more belief into this game after that fine win at Levante. This one looks like it could end in a draw.


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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.

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