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The La Liga fixture at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes on Thursday sees hosts Granada facing opposition in the form of Eibar.
Our Granada v Eibar tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Granada will be hoping for a better result following a 2-0 Europa League defeat last time out to Manchester United.
In that match, Granada had 42% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Granada was Jesús Vallejo (90' Own goal). On the other side, Manchester United got 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. Edinson Cavani (6') was the scorer for Manchester United.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Granada haven’t conceded. In fact, Nazaríes have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 12 goals in the process. Putting that to one side, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend might continue on in this upcoming game or not.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Atlético Madrid in La Liga action, Eibar and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Eibar managed 38% possession and 0 attempts at goal with 0 on target. At the other end, Atlético de Madrid got 10 shots at goal with 7 on target. Ángel Correa (42', 44'), Yannick Carrasco (49') and Marcos Llorente (53', 68') scored for Atlético Madrid.
It is worth noting that Eibar have suffered from a shortage of goals over their previous 6 clashes, recording the disappointing return of just 2. In those fixtures, Armeros have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 13.
Heading into this fixture, Eibar are without a win away from home in their last 11 league matches. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs stretching back to 18/01/2016 reveals that these encounters have been pretty painful for Granada. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories at all while Eibar have maintained the edge over them, running out winners in 100 per cent of those games played.
21 goals were scored between them in these games, with 3 of them from Nazaríes and 18 for Armeros. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The previous league match featuring these sides was La Liga match day 17 on 03/01/2021 when it ended Eibar 2-0 Granada.
In that game, Eibar had 56% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Bryan Gil (55', 76').
Granada had 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Antonio Mateu Lahoz.
Team News: Granada
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Granada manager Diego Martínez to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Luis Milla (Muscle Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Eibar
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Eibar manager José Mendilíbar has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We’re thinking that Eibar and Granada should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. We therefore think that it’s going to be a close game with a score draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (19,336)
Captain: Víctor Diaz
Chairman: Yi Rentao
Manager: Diego Martínez
Competitions: La Liga position 8, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Luis Suárez
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Luis Suárez was born in Santa Marta, Colombia. Having made a first senior appearance for Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 5 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 20 appearances.