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Granada meet visiting side Valencia at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in this La Liga tie on Saturday.
All Granada v Valencia game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Granada will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-2 La Liga victory versus Alaves.
In that game, Granada managed 45% possession and 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Granada, the goals were scored by Antoñín (25') and Roberto Soldado (49'). Alaves had 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
In their prior six games, Diego Martínez's Granada have hit the back of the net a combined total of 7 times which gives them an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Heading into this contest, Granada have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga competition, Valencia will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Valencia managed 51% possession and 9 shots at goal with 1 on target. Athletic Bilbao got 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Raúl García (13', 47') scored for Athletic Bilbao.
Looking at their form, and Valencia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in all. At the back, Los Che can certainly do much better. Such a pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this next game, however.
Going into this contest, Valencia are without a win away from home in their last 8 league matches. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 14/01/2016 shows us that Granada have won 1 of these & Valencia 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 for Nazaríes and 12 for Los Che. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
Team News: Granada
Álvaro Vadillo (Abdominal Influenza), Ángel Montoro (Hamstring Injury), Rui Silva (Groin Injury), Maxime Gonalons (Muscle Injury), Quini (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Álex Martínez (Achilles tendon problems) and Neyder Lozano (Tibia Fracture) are not available for Granada manager Diego Martínez. Germán Sánchez will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In all likelihood, Nazaríes should use the 4-2-3-1 system for this one, beginning the first half with Aaron Escandell, Carlos Neva, Domingos Duarte, Germán Sánchez, Dimitri Foulquier, Yangel Herrera, Ramon Azeez, Darwin Machis, Fede Vico, Antonio Puertas and Roberto Soldado.
Team News: Valencia
Valencia manager Albert Celades has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Mouctar Diakhaby (Calf Injury), Cristiano Piccini (Fractured Kneecap) and Ezequiel Garay (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
It’s our belief that Los Che seem likely to play in a 4-4-2 lineup with a starting lineup of Jasper Cillessen, Alessandro Florenzi, Gabriel Paulista, Eliaquim Mangala, Jaume Costa, Ferrán Torres, Daniel Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Carlos Soler, Maximiliano Gómez and Rodrigo Moreno.
We’re inclined to think that Granada will have to work hard as a team to hit the back of the net against this Valencia lineup who we reckon should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good battle with a 0-1 winning score for Valencia when the full-time whistle blows.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (19,336)
Captain: Víctor Diaz
Chairman: Jiang Lizhang
Manager: Diego Martínez
Competitions: LaLiga position 10
🔑 Star Player: Carlos Fernández
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Carlos Fernández was born in Seville, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for Sevilla FC in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has netted 7 league goals in the LaLiga 2019 - 2020 season to date in 28 appearances.