Granada vs Sevilla
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (Granada).
There was certainly no dearth of goals or drama in Granada’s return to top-flight football, with their opening game against Villarreal featuring eight goals shared equally between the two sides by the end of the ninety minutes. It was a trip on the road for the hosts, who made fourteen attempts at goal in that game, half of which were right on target.
Sevilla, on the other hand, got off to a comfortable 2-0 win in their respective matchday as they squared up against Espanyol away from home. The squad certainly did not miss the absence of Wasim Ben Yedder up front, who was the top scorer for the visitors in the previous season.
Having got off the mark in the table, the away side will be hoping to extend their winning charm into the clash with Granada this week as well. However, considering that Diego Martinez’s men gave Villarreal a run for their money in their previous matchup, expect a tight run of affairs this Friday.
Granada vs Sevilla Head to head (h2h)
- Four out of the last nine fixtures have seen Sevilla clinch the win.
- Their last encounter finished 2-0 in favor of Sevilla.
- Granada have not kept a clean sheet in their previous ten meetings with this side.
- Only one out of their last five games have finished in a draw.
Granada vs Sevilla Prediction
The hosts made a resounding statement in their opener against Villarreal which saw them slot four into the back of the net. The home team were a tough side to take down on home soil in the second division as well and succumbed to defeat just twice from their twenty-one games at home.
However, it needs saying that Granada played very matches against first flight teams last season. Unlike Villareal, the visitors finished closer to the helm in the previous edition and will be a much tougher side to take down, especially as they have already proved their superiority with a win in their opening game.
Additionally, out of the seven trips that Sevilla has made to this venue, the away side have come out on top thrice. With the visitors already proving their worth in their last trip on the road, the three points are more than likely to swing in favor of Julen Lopetegui’s men in this one.
The home team found the back of the net twenty-eight times last season at home. Considering that have also netted four from their recent fixture alone, expect a goal-scoring spree with goals down each end.
Granada vs Sevilla Betting tips
Sevilla to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).