Granada vs Espanyol
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020
Kick-off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (Granada).
It has been over seven years since Granada last got the better of this foe at home. However, with Espanyol struggling to get things going this season, a change in fortune is certainly in the reckoning for the hosts.
Granada vs Espanyol Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Granada end Espanyol’s eight-match unbeaten streak with a thumping 3-0 victory.
- All of their past three matchups have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in six of their previous seven encounters.
- Two out of their last ten games have ended in a tie.
- Espanyol have registered the win six times in their past twelve fixtures. (W-6, D-3, L-3)
Granada vs Espanyol Match Preview
Granada have been recording back to back defeats in their past two clashes in the La Liga, the most recent of which was at the hands of Sevilla on the road by a 2-0 scorecard.
The hosts failed to make much of an impact in that latter clash and disappointingly finished the ninety minutes with just one measly shot on target.
Nevertheless, the home team are just a point away from making it into the top ten and are currently sitting eleven on the ladder.
On the other hand, Espanyol’s far from convincing run in their campaign has kept them stuck to the bottom of the table.
The guests have just one win to boast of from their past six games in the top flight and have tasted success just thrice overall as well.
With nothing left to lose, it goes without saying that Espanyol are in dire need of a victory this week.
Granada vs Espanyol Prediction
Granada have been a confident bunch on home soil this season. Six of the eight wins that they have garnered so far have come from their clashes here. It is also worth mentioning that the hosts have stumbled just twice in their previous nine fixtures at this stadium.
In sharp contrast, Espanyol are yet to ensure consistency on the road. They have picked up a win just thrice away from home this season, that too sporadically.
Furthermore, the guests were at the losing end of a hefty 3-0 scorecard when the two sides met in the reverse fixture four months ago. As such, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Granada in this one.
Be that as it may, considering that Espanyol have salvaged a point at the least in half of their past ten outings, a double chance is sizing up to be the safest punt.
In addition, Granada’s backline have been sticking to their defensive duties with real gusto at home. Impressively they have kept a clean sheet in six of their previous ten games here. That too, whilst conceding just six goals in the process.
Meanwhile, Espanyol have hardly been a threat on the road this term. Miserably, they have found the back of the net just seven times away from home.
Taking the aforementioned into consideration, it is certainly safe to expect a low scoring affair come Saturday.
Granada vs Espanyol Betting tips
Double chance: Granada or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).