Granada will battle to confirm their survival in the La Liga this Sunday when they host Espanyol at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in their final fixture in the campaign. Kickoffs at 21:00 EAT.
The home team is at risk of being relegated on the final day of La Liga, currently sitting 16th and just one point above Mallorca and Cadiz ahead of Sunday’s fixtures. Granada will enter this match in a much better form and much more motivated to get the win on the final day of the season in front of their fans. We do not need anything else to see them as huge favorites here.
Granada will be looking to make amends following 2 -0 La Liga loss at the hands of Real Betis in their last outing. In that game, Granada managed 39% possession and 14 shots with four of them on target. Real Betis got 11 shots with four of them on target and goals by Juanmi (14’, 88’).
Meanwhile, Espanyol reside 13th with 41 points in the table. The club did not have any motivation whatsoever in the last several weeks in terms of the league standings and their final position. Espanyol is winless in eight straight matches on the road in all competitions and they will go into this game off the back of four straight defeats away from home in the league.
In their previous game, Espanyol shared spoils 1-1 Valencia in the La Liga. In that game, Espanyol had 48% possession, five shots with three of them on target and a goal scored by Raúl de Tomás (47′). Valencia CF got 18 shots with five of them on target and a goal by Maxi Gómez (37′).
Granada vs Espanyol head to head
Espanyol boasts a slight upper hand in the history of this fixture winning eight times out the 16 direct encounters since 2012 while Granada has won four times and four matches ended in draws.
- Espanyol 2-0 Granada 06/11/21
- Granada 1-1 Espanyol 27/07/21
- Granada 2-1 Espanyol 01/02/20
- Espanyol 0-3 Granada 01/09/19
- Granada 1-2 Espanyol 19/05/17
- Real Betis 2-0 Granada
- Granada 1-0 Bilbao
- Mallorca 2-6 Granada
- Granada 1-1 Celta Vigo
- Atletico 0-0 Granada
- Espanyol 1-1 Valencia
- Alaves 2-1 Espanyol
- Espanyol 1-1 Osasuna
- Real Madrid 4-0 Espanyol
- Espanyol 0-1 Vallecano
Granada team news
Carlos Neva, Raul Torrente and Ruben Rochina will continue to be absent for Granada due to injury, but there are no new injury or suspension concerns for Karanka to worry about.
Espanyol team news
As for manager Vicente Moreno, Tomas is suspended for this fixture, and he will be a major miss in attack for the visitors, who will also be without Keidi Bare and Manu Morlanes due to injury.
Prediction and odds
Granada head into the weekend as the more in-form side and we are backing them to come away with a narrow victory in this match.
- Granada Win
- Goals under 2.5