Badajoz vs Granada
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Vivero (Badajoz).
The two teams play whole two leagues apart in the Spanish Football hierarchy, and this factor alone should be enough to determine the favorite of this upcoming battle. The sole question that remains is if Badajoz would be able to pull off an unlikely upset, as Leonesa did against Atleti.
Badajoz vs Granada Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have played just twice in the 21st century, and on both occassions, the win sided with the team that hosted the game.
- Granada won the latest encounter 3-0, which took place at their home in 2007.
- Earlier, these two had clashed at Badajoz’s home in 2006, and then the hosts won 1-0.
Badajoz vs Granada Match Preview
Badajoz were at home in the previous round, and they had taken on Eibar. Keep note that the latter were a part of the prestigious La Liga.
Still, Badajoz managed to record a 3-1 win, and the sole goal by the guests had come courtesy of a penalty.
Meanwhile, Granada were on the road against Badalona, and they left things till late into the match to ensure their progression. The match stood tied at the end of ninety minutes, and then the guests scored twice to deliver the victory.
The revamped format of the Copa have sprung a lot of surprises so far, and Granada will need to be on their toes to not let something of the sorts happen.
Badajoz vs Granada Prediction
As things stand this Wednesday, Granada are considered to be the favorites, and the prime reason would be the respective leagues the two teams ply their trade in.
Granada are part of possibly the best league in Europe, and at one point this season, they had even gone to the top of standings in the La Liga. Also do note that the team had delivered a 2-0 win against reigning Spanish champions Barcelona just three months back.
On the other hand, Badajoz are part of the Segunda Division B, the third rung in the Spanish Football system. They also do have a chance to attain promotion at the end of this campaign, and the squad are supposed to give less priority to everything else.
A deep run into the Copa might be counted as a distraction at this point by loyal fans.
In addition, Granada had won the latest h2h encounter, and had recorded a 3-0 scoreline. However, it requires mentioning that the game had taken place over 12 years back.
Another factor in favor of Granada would be the manner in which the previous round of the competition transpired. Several major teams faced extreme difficulty against teams from the lower tier, and Atletico Madrid have been one of the prominent casualties.
Even Barcelona had to rely on two late goals from Antoine Griezmann to get the job done.
What this means is that, the teams from the higher strata now know just how much driven these lower league squads are, and know the kind of danger they could pose if things are taken lightly.
Granada and other La Liga teams now are aware of what to expect, and they will not at all consider these battles to be a walk in the park.
In short, the squads of the likes of Badajoz no longer have the element of surprise, and in turn, their opponents will be even more cautious. This could only mean bad news for the former.
Taking into consideration these observations, we arrive to the consensus that backing Granada for a win is the logical choice this Wednesday. Still, we will go for a bit more risk-free options.
Badajoz vs Granada Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Granada @ 1.60 (3/5)
Granada to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5).