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The La Liga tie at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes on Tuesday will see home side Granada take to the field against Athletic Bilbao.
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Granada, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-6 La Liga victory versus Mallorca.
In that match, Granada managed 41% possession and 14 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Granada, the goalscorers were Luis Suárez (6'), Escudero (46'), Antonio Puertas (55'), Jorge Molina (69', 90') and Myrto Uzuni (78'). RCD Mallorca had 18 shots on goal with 8 on target. Salva Sevilla (28') and Antonio Raíllo (58') scored for Mallorca.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Granada have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Granada have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 13 goals on the way. In any event, we must now wait to see if that pattern might be sustained in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Granada:
- have not emerged victorious against Athletic Bilbao in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 8 matches in the league. Such a poor run.
Last time out, Athletic Bilbao drew 0-0 in the La Liga tie with Valencia.
In that match, Athletic Bilbao managed 59% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. At the other end, Valencia CF had 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Marcelino García Toral's Athletic Bilbao have found the back of the net a total of 8 times throughout their latest six matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 6.
Pre-game facts show that Athletic Bilbao:
- have not won against Granada when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings going back to 12/02/2020 tells us that Granada have won 3 of these games and Athletic Bilbao 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
An aggregate of 17 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 from Nazaríes and 6 being from Los Leones. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league meeting between the two was La Liga match day 15 on 26/11/2021 and the score finished Athletic Bilbao 2-2 Granada.
In that game, Athletic Bilbao managed 63% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Raúl García (10').
On the other side, Granada had 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. Darwin Machís (25'), Jorge Molina (34') and Luis Maximiano (76' Own goal) scored.
The referee was Adrián Cordero Vega.
Team News: Granada
Raúl Torrente (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Neyder Lozano (Head Injury) and Carlos Neva (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Granada boss Aitor Karanka.
We are thinking that Nazaríes will probably kick off with a 4-3-3 system in the match featuring Luis Maximiano, Santiago Arias, Victor Diaz, German Sanchez, Quini, Luis Milla, Maxime Gonalons, Alex Collado, Myrto Uzuni, Jorge Molina and Darwin Machis.
Team News: Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino García Toral has multiple availability issues to deal with. Unai Núñez (Knee Problems), Ander Capa (Hamstring Injury), Oihan Sancet (Pubitis), Yeray Álvarez (Thigh Problems) and Óscar de Marcos (Foot Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
It’s our belief that Los Leones could decide to begin the game with a 4-4-2 formation, settling for Unai Simon, Alex Petxa, Daniel Vivian, Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche, Alex Berenguer, Mikel Vesga, Dani Garcia, Iker Muniain, Asier Villalibre and Inaki Williams.
We think that Granada will do well to be putting a goal past this Athletic Bilbao team who we think might score one, at least.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Athletic Bilbao when the full-time whistle blows.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (19,336)
Captain: Víctor Diaz
Chairman: Yi Rentao
Manager: Aitor Karanka
Competitions: La Liga position 18
⭐ Key Man: Antonio Puertas
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Antonio Puertas was born in Benahadux, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for UD Almería in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 5 league goals in this LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 29 appearances.