Granada vs. Alaves Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-1-2020
Granada (12-7-13) vs. Alaves (9-8-15)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 13:30 ET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
The Line: Granada +240/ Draw +196/ Alaves +127; O/U 2
TV: Digi Sport 6, Eleven Sports 3
The Spanish La Liga Santander action rolls into its 33rd round with Granada (LDLDW) duking it out against Alaves (LLLWL) at the Estadio Mendizorrotza in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Granada is coming into this game in the 10th position with 43 points, 4 points behind the final Europa League spot. So far this season, Granada has recorded 12 wins, 7 draws and 13 losses. A last time out loss to Eibar extended their winless run to 4 matches, recording only one win since league restart. In their last game, Pablo De Blasis scored an early opener for Eibar in the game’s 16th minute. In the second half, Roberto Soldado netted an equalizing header for Granada in the 48th minute. However, Garcia Kike netted another goal to the bottom left corner of the box to double the lead for Eibar and seal their three-point win against Granada. In the match, Granada has 58% possession and 14 goal attempts. Overall, Granada has scored 38 goals, recorded 25 assists, 279 shots, out of which 100 were on-target, and 93 yellow card bookings.
Roberto Soldado will lead Granada’s forward in his 29th appearance. The 35-year-old Spanish forward has recorded 4 goals and 4 assists for the team. Aaron Escandell will make his 3rd goalkeeping appearances for Granada in the match. The 24-year-old Spanish goalkeeper has allowed 3 goals, an average of 1.5 conceded per 90 minutes and 8 saves in 2 appearances.
On the other hand, Alaves occupies the 16th position of the league table with 35 points, 8 points away from the relegation zone. Alaves are certainly in a dangerous position, tied with Eibar and Real Valladolid with 35 points but with lesser goal differences and high number of losses. So far this season, Alaves has recorded 9 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses. In their last time out, Alaves was defeated by Atletico Madrid to record their 3rd loss in a row. Also, Alaves have only one match since league restart, conceding 11 goals, which is uninspiring for the team. Although the match ended as a goalless draw in the first half, Atletico Madrid was able to secure a two-goal lead in the second-half. In the 93rd minute, Joselu fired an unstoppable penalty past the outstretched arm of Atletico Madrid’s goalkeeper, Jan Oblak, recording a 2-1 defeat for Alaves. Overall, Alaves has been able to secure 32 goals, 18 assists, 96 shots on-target from 296 total shots, 94 yellow card and 3 red card bookings.
Alaves’ forward group will be led by Lucas Perez and Joselu, the team’s highest and second-highest goalscorer, respectively. Perez has scored 11 goals and recorded 5 assists, 39 shots and 19 shots on-target for the team in 29 appearances. In contrast, Joselu has recorded 10 goals and 2 assists in 30 appearances. In front of the net for Alaves is Fernando Pacheco. The Spanish professional goalkeeper has allowed 34 goals and an average of 1.36 goals allowed per 90 minutes, which puts him in the 12th position in the league. He has also recorded 64 saves, 30% Penalty Save and 6 clean sheets.
In their last meetings, Alaves won only one out of 3 total meetings, in 2016. Also, Alaves has conceded 8 goals and scored 4 in all the meetings together. Granada won by at least 2 goals in each meeting won. Alaves has recorded 7 wins out of 16 home games, which puts them on the 12th. In contrast, Granada has an awful away games record, with only 3 wins out of 16 away matches.
Coach: Diego Martínez
Goalkeeper: Aaron Escandell
Players: Victor Diaz, Jesús Vallejo, Domingos Duarte, Carlos Neva, Yangel Herrera, Yan Brice, Antonio Puertas,Fede Vico, Darwin Machis and Roberto Soldado
Coach: Asier Garitano
Goalkeeper: Fernando Pacheco
Players: Ruben Duarte, Lisandro Magallan, Victor Laguardia, Ximo Navarro, Víctor Camarasa, Manu Garcia, Tomas Pina, Borja Sainz, Lucas Pérez Martínez and Joselu
Prediction: Take Granada +240
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