Sevilla vs Granada
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 21st April 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Seville).
Tony Adams will have a mission impossible to save Granada in the elite class of Spanish football. The team sits seven points behind the safe zone with six games left to play until the end of the season.
The English manager will thus travel to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with an imperative to claim at least a point, but Andalusia is not quite the place where a team like Granada could possible look for salvation.
The whole course of the season changed for Sevilla after an unexpected Champions League elimination to Leicester City in the last 16 round of the competition.
The team led by Jorge Sampaoli got out of the title contest after staying winless in six consecutive matches. The home game against Deportivo La Coruna returned the side to the winning ways and Sevilla will be looking to make it two on the bounce at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan against one of the weakest clubs in the competition this Friday.
Anthony Adams forced his players to applaud to their fans even though they were badly booed after a horrific performance in a 0-3 defeat to the mixed lineup of Celta de Vigo at Nuevo Los Carmenes at the weekend.
Granada are a team of loaned strangers put up together and it was never going to work. The team is just terrible at the back and they have six losses and a draw in last seven league fixtures.
Sevilla vs Granada: Head to head
Interestingly, one of the rare victories for Granada so far in the season came just against Sevilla.
The penultimate-placed team took a 2-1 victory at Nuevo Los Carmenes back in early December last year.
Sevilla are clearly generally a team with the better head to head record as they lead the tie by four wins.
Sevilla vs Granada: Prediction
We see this game as a terrific opportunity for the hosts to bring back the much-needed confidence in the final third against the weakest defensive side in the league.
The margin of Sevilla’s win is realistically the only question ahead of the absolutely one-sided match.
Sevilla vs Granada: Bet Tips
The first betting pick will be Sevilla Over 2.5 team goals and the odds are 1.61 with Bet365.
The value is with Stevan Jovetic, who has been enjoying a decent shape lately, to score anytime at the same 1.61 odds with Bet365.