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Granada will host visiting club Real Valladolid at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in this La Liga clash on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Granada v Real Valladolid can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Granada will be hoping for a better result after a 2-0 La Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Real Sociedad.
In that match, Granada had 28% possession and 2 shots on goal with 1 on target. Real Sociedad had 22 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Nacho Monreal (22') and Mikel Oyarzabal (27') scored for Real Sociedad.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that things are going according to plan in the Granada defence. Nazaríes have been stingy, with the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their last six matches standing at 4.
Looking at their past form shows that Granada:
- have not been beaten in the league by Real Valladolid in their previous 3 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
Real Valladolid head into the game following on from a 2-1 La Liga win to defeat Athletic Bilbao in their last match.
In that match, Real Valladolid managed 30% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Real Valladolid, goals were scored by Fabián Orellana (19') and Maranhão (48'). Athletic Bilbao had 17 shots on goal with 2 on target. Williams (86') scored for Athletic Bilbao.
The numbers tell their own story, and Real Valladolid have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals in total. Defensively, Pucela certainly have room for improvement. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern might persist here in this match.
Their past results show that Real Valladolid:
- haven't won against Granada when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
- are without an away win for the past 8 league games. A poor run.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 10/01/2014 tells us that Granada have won 4 of them & Real Valladolid 1, with the tally of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 from Nazaríes and 4 created by Pucela. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 24 on 15/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Granada 2-1 Real Valladolid.
In that match, Granada had 53% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Antonio Puertas (81') and Carlos Fernández (96').
Real Valladolid had 6 shots on goal with 4 on target. Sergi Guardiola (56') was the scorer.
The referee was Juan Martínez Munuera.
Team News: Granada
Quini (Hamstring Injury), Fede Vico (Muscular problems), Dimitri Foulquier (Muscle Injury), Víctor Díaz (Knee Injury) and Neyder Lozano (Tibia Fracture) are not available for Granada manager Diego Martínez.
Team News: Real Valladolid
From a largely available squad, there is only the one fitness problem for the Real Valladolid manager Sergio González to contend with. Kiko Olivas (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t be in action.
We’re envisaging that Real Valladolid will have to work hard as a team to be putting a goal past this Granada side who we think should be able to grind out a win.
We therefore see a good tussle with a 1-0 victory for Granada at the end of this one.
Expecting it to be tight.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (19,336)
Captain: Víctor Diaz
Chairman: Jiang Lizhang
Manager: Diego Martínez
Competitions: La Liga position 5, Europa League (Group E), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Yangel Herrera
Normally used in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Yangel Herrera was born in La Guaira, Venezuela. Having played his first senior match for New York City FC in the 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season so far in 7 appearances.