Granada hosts Espanyol
Granada hosts Espanyol at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in a game from the 22th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let’s talk about this in our La Liga predictions for today.
Granada are calm right now, being 11th in the league with 27 points. At this moment they are on a safe distance from the relegation zone, which is their primary goal. Their current shape is not really the best though, because Granada lost four of their last five fixtures in La Liga. They only won points during their 1-0 win over Mallorca at home.
In the previous round Granada had a very tough visit to Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, which they lost with 0-2. The Andalusians scored both goals in the first half when Luuk de Jong and Nolito put the ball in the net.
Espanyol are improving under the management of their new head coach Abelardo. Since his arrival in Barcelona, Los Perricos won once and made two draws, being undefeated. This is exactly what Espanyol need in order to survive.
At this moment the Catalans are on three points behind the 17th Mallorca, so if they manage to keep their level of performance, Espanyol could move closer to survival.
In the previous round Espanyol hosted Athletic Bilbao at the RCDE Stadium and won a point after a 1-1 draw. The Basques scored first, but Espanyol equalised thanks to a goal from Raul de Tomas. He put the ball behind the goalkeeper Iago Herrerin after an assist from Adri Embarba.
In our La Liga predictions for today we believe that both teams have their chances to win this game. Granada are much better positioned in the standings, but Espanyol are getting better under the management of Abelardo. Maybe they can pull this off. We will see.