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Athletic Bilbao will be the visitors at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes on Friday for the La Liga tie with hosts Granada.
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Granada will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 4-0 La Liga success over Athletic Bilbao.
In that game, Granada managed 36% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Granada, the scorers were Roberto Soldado (29'), Antonio Puertas (55'), Carlos Fernández (67') and Ángel Montoro (93'). At the other end, Athletic Bilbao had 10 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Granada haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have claimed a sum of 14 during that period and have conceded a total of 7.
Since a loss in their previous game against Granada in La Liga competition, Athletic Bilbao and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Athletic Bilbao had 64% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Granada CF got 11 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Roberto Soldado (29'), Antonio Puertas (55'), Carlos Fernández (67') and Ángel Montoro (93') scored for Granada.
The numbers tell their own story, and Athletic Bilbao have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals in all. Defensively, Los Leones just haven’t been too solid at all. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will continue on in this match.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 21/09/2016 shows us that Granada have won 2 of these and Athletic Bilbao 4, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for Nazaríes and 9 netted by Los Leones. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league encounter between these clubs was LaLiga match day 38 on 19/07/2020 and the score finished Granada 4-0 Athletic Bilbao.
In that match, Granada managed 36% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Roberto Soldado (29'), Antonio Puertas (55'), Carlos Fernández (67') and Ángel Montoro (93').
At the other end, Athletic Bilbao had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Carlos Del Cerro Grande.
Team News: Granada
Jorge Molina (Corona virus) and Dimitri Foulquier (Muscle Injury) aren’t available for Granada boss Diego Martínez.
We think that Nazaríes may well kick off with a 4-3-3 formation this time and select Rui Silva, Carlos Neva, Domingos Duarte, Germán Sánchez, Victor Diaz, Luis Milla, Angel Montoro, Yangel Herrera, Fede Vico, Roberto Soldado and Antonio Puertas.
Team News: Athletic Bilbao
With a fully healthy group ready to go, Athletic Bilbao boss Gaizka Garitano has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
There’s a good chance that Los Leones appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation by sending out Unai Simón, Ander Capa, Yeray Álvarez, Íñigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche, Dani García, Unai López Cabrera, Iñaki Williams, Iker Muniain, Iñigo Córdoba and Raul Garcia.
Our thinking is that Athletic Bilbao and Granada may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. Therefore, we predict a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this game.