Granada vs Alaves predictions and match preview for Friday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two bottom half teams meet.
|Date||Friday 3rd December 2021|
|Kick-Off||21:00 (local time)|
Granada vs Alaves Preview
The Friday night game in LaLiga comes from Los Carmenes and it features two sides who have had relatively similar seasons so far. Both Granada and Alaves started poorly but stuck with their coaches and have reaped the rewards with some improved recent results lifting them clear of the relegation zone.
That being said, neither side are exactly sitting comfortably at the moment. Granada are only out of the bottom three on goal difference and could drop as low as 19th this weekend should they fail to win. They’ve only lost 2 of their last 8 in all competitions but it’s just one point from their last three league outings which came in the form of a 2-2 draw in Bilbao last time out.
They put seven past minnows CD Laguna in the Copa del Rey in midweek. That would have been a useful outing for Robert Moreno despite the absence of any real test. It allowed him to give Luis Milla 55 minutes of football on his return from injury and the midfielder could feature again here. The match also saw youngster Adrián Butzke Benavides net a hat-trick and you wonder if the 22 year old B team player may be promoted to full first team duties again.
As for Alaves, their Copa del Rey outing took them to Segovia where they beat 6th tier Unami 3-0 although they did have to wait over an hour for the opening goal. That came following a disappointing 2-1 home defeat against Celta Vigo in LaLiga last weekend which brought their impressive run of form to an end.
It was 11 points from 5 games for Javier Calleja’s side prior to that. At the very least they have demonstrated enough to suggest they have enough about them to stay in this league once more. They also have one of the form strikers in LaLiga in the shape of Joselu who has netted 6 goals in his last 6 league games and he’s sure to be the main threat for the visitors here.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Granada Wins, 2 Alaves Wins.
- Alaves won the most recent clash 4-2 in Vitoria.
- Granada had won 4 on the bounce against this opposition prior to that.
- They’ve won all three top flight meetings this century at Los Carmenes.
Granada are struggling with a number of injuries right now with Ruben Rochina, Darwin Machís, Domingos Duarte and Víctor Díaz all expected to miss this.
Ruben Duarte is banned for the visitors while Ximo Navarro is out due to a suspension.
Granada vs Alaves Predictions
Score Prediction: Granada 1-1 Alaves
There’s almost nothing to choose between these two teams and you’d expect them to be scrapping it out in the bottom half of LaLiga for the remainder of the season. Alaves have been slightly more convincing overall but home advantage should help Granada take a point.
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