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The La Liga tie at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes on Thursday sees home side Granada go up against Real Sociedad.
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Granada head into this game after a 1-1 La Liga drawn match vs Barcelona.
In that match, Granada had 23% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Granada was Domingos Duarte (2'). For their opponents, FC Barcelona got 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Ronald Araújo (90') was the scorer for Barcelona.
Granada haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 against opposing sides over the course of their last 6 outings. In those games, Granada have also seen the number of goals against them come to 8.
Heading into this fixture, Granada are without a win at home for the past 5 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
In their last fixture, Real Sociedad drew 0-0 in the La Liga tie with Sevilla.
In that game, Real Sociedad had 47% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Sevilla FC had 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
Imanol Alguacil's Real Sociedad have fired home a total of 8 times in the course of their latest six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period adds up to 6.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings going back to 17/12/2016 shows us that Granada have won 2 of these games & Real Sociedad 4, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
In all, 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 for Nazaríes and 10 coming from Txuri-urdin. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The last league meeting between the two was La Liga match day 27 on 14/03/2021 when it finished Granada 1-0 Real Sociedad.
In that game, Granada managed 32% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Germán Sánchez (51').
At the other end, Real Sociedad had 8 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Pablo González Fuertes.
Team News: Granada
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Granada gaffer Robert Moreno to contend with from of an almost fully healthy squad. Neyder Lozano (Head Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Ander Barrenetxea (Muscular problems), Carlos Fernández (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Alexander Isak (Hamstring Injury) miss out here.
We’re envisaging that Granada will really need to work well to get anything against this Real Sociedad lineup who we think should emerge victorious.
We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 0-1 advantage for Real Sociedad when the full-time whistle blows.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (19,336)
Captain: Víctor Diaz
Chairman: Yi Rentao
Manager: Robert Moreno
Competitions: La Liga position 17
⭐ Key Man: Luis Suárez
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Luis Suárez was born in Santa Marta, Colombia. Having played his first senior match for Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 4 appearances.