Espanyol vs Granada
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday 21st January, 2017
Kick-off: 12:00 UK
Venue: RCDE Stadium, Cornella de Llobregat.
Espanyol had an impressive run of 11 consecutive matches without a defeat since the start of October last year. However, the loss against their bitter Catalan Rivals Barcelona in their last La Liga play in 2017 started the negative streak as the team led by Quique Sanchez Flores failed to pick up a single win since. The latest of the failures happened last Sunday when Periquitos lost the away fixture against Valencia at Mestalla by 2-1. It was also the fifth straight match in which both teams found the net for Espanyol.
Espanyol will have a nice opportunity to end the negative run this Saturday as they host one of the weakest teams in the competition. Granada failed to claim the win against their main rivals at the bottom of the league Osasuna at Nuevo Los Carmenes. The team only managed to avoid a defeat three times on the road since the start of the season, losing as many as seven fixtures in all competitions.
Espanyol vs Granada: Head-to-Head Stats
Espanyol were much better when it comes to the most recent head to head clashes being undefeated in last six games with Granada, winning four of them. The last two games, however, ended in draws, while each of the last four H2H clashes saw both teams netting.
Espanyol vs Granada: Prediction
We can expect Espanyol to go all-out attack from the very first minute because Flores s desperate to end the negative streak and bring the team back in the contest for the top part of the table in La Liga. Granada are poor at the back and they will hardly stop Gerard Moreno, Pablo Piatti and company, which is why we will back Espanyol to score two or more goals as the betting pick number one at 8/11 odds.
Espanyol vs Granada: Betting Tips
Espanyol to score Over 1.5 goals at 8/11 (1.72)
Full-Time Match Goals: Over 2.5 at 21/20 (2.05).