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Alaves will take to the pitch with guests Granada at The Estadio Mendizorrotza in this La Liga fixture on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Alaves v Granada can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Alaves will be wanting a better result here after a 2-1 La Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Barcelona.
In that game, Alaves managed 28% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Alaves was Samu (1'). Barcelona had 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. Robert Lewandowski (53', 78') was the scorer for Barcelona.
Fixtures with Alaves have often been exciting ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum total of 21 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 15 of these belonging to Alaves. Having said that, it remains to be seen if that trend might continue on in this next game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Alaves:
- haven't beaten Granada in their previous 4 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, Granada drew 1-1 in the La Liga tie with Getafe.
In that game, Granada managed 58% possession and 12 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Granada was Gonzalo Villar (45'). On the other side, Getafe got 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Borja Mayoral (2') was the scorer for Getafe.
The stats tell the story, and Granada have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals in total. Defensively, Granada certainly have room for improvement.
A look at their previous results shows us that Granada:
- have not lost to Alaves when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 6 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 20/09/2020 shows us that Alaves have won 1 of these & Granada 4, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was La Liga 2 match day 39 on 05/05/2023 which ended up with the score at Alaves 1-1 Granada.
In that game, Alaves had 51% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Luis Rioja (66').
For their opponents, Granada had 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Myrto Uzuni (22') was the scorer.
The referee was Iván Caparrós Hernández.
Team News: Alaves
The Alaves boss Luis García Plaza will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash owing to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Granada
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, the Granada manager Paco López has no fitness worries to speak of before this match. Bryan Zaragoza cannot play in this game through suspension.
In our view, Granada may not find it easy to score goals against this Alaves side who we think will score & stay on top.
Therefore, we predict a good tussle with a 1-0 victory for Alaves at the end of the 90 minutes.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Mendizorrotza (19,840)
Captain: Luis Rioja
Chairman: Alfonso Fernández
Manager: Luis García Plaza
Competitions: La Liga position 15, Copa del Rey (Second Round)
⭐ Star Man: Samu
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Samu was born in Melilla, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Granada in the 2023 - 2024 season, the talented Forward has managed 4 league goals in this LaLiga 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in a total of 12 appearances.