Granada vs PAOK
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 29 October 2020
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.
The Nasrids were the favorites to top the group even before the competition had commenced, and staying true to their status as the best team, they have placed themselves at the first spot in the table.
Only PSV were expected to raise some kind of a challenge for the Spanish contingent, and right away in the first game itself, Diego Martinez’s men recorded a win over the Dutch team.
Thus, Eindhoven are currently placed dead last in standings, and this is an opportunity for the Nasrids to further increase their chances of becoming group champions. One more win this Thursday, and the team could practically start planning their strategies for the impending knockouts.
Moreover, the White-Blacks are from a comparatively far weaker domestic competition, and they are also on a struggling run in games.
Confidently expect Granada to have the upper hand this Thursday.
Granada vs PAOK: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are taking on each other for the first time.
Granada vs PAOK: Prediction
Martinez’s men recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day in the competition, against PSV Eindhoven. Not only was this a victory in the opener for the Spanish squad, but it also had come on the road, and that too against their closest competitor for the top-most spot.
Likely, this win was a real confidence-booster. Moreover, they are also from the best league in Europe at the moment, whereas their counterparts for the day are from a relatively muck weaker Greek Super League.
On top of that, Martinez’s men are also at home, and impressively, they have remained unbeaten this whole season so far, barring their single loss against Atletico Madrid.
In fact, disregarding that defeat against the Atleti, and another draw, the Nasrids have a 100% winning record in 2020-21. And impressively, at home, they actually do have a perfect winning record this season, and so far have conceded a total of just one goal in the process.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in six of their last seven overall match-ups, and they are yet to post a victory on the road in 2020-21.
Considering these factors, count on Granada to post a comfortable win this game week. And most probably, the hosts would be so eager for the win, that they would turn this fixture into a goal-fest.
Granada vs PAOK: Betting Tips
To Win: Granada @ 1.60 (3/5)
Granada to Win & Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.50 (3/2).