Granada vs Espanyol Prediction, 5/22/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Granada vs Espanyol
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in Granada, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Granada (+133) Espanyol (+238)
Raul de Tomas and Espanyol (10-11-16, 13th in La Liga) are headed to Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes on Sunday where they'll take on Granada (8-13-16, 16th in La Liga). The starting goalies are Luis Maximiano for Granada and Diego Lopez for Espanyol. Granada are priced +133 while the Budgerigars are at +238. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Granada faced off with Celta Vigo in their last game and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 1-1. Granada attempted 16 dribbles in this match and completed 7 of the tries for a percentage of 43.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 80.0% rate by converting 224 out of their 280 targeted passes in their last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Granada finished at a 40.0% rate by hitting 6 shots on target of 15 shots. Granada is averaging 1.06 goals per 90 min (36 goals in total) and have accounted for 24 assists In all contests this year.
Darwin Machis is a guy who can be a difference maker for Granada. Machis has been given a starting assignment in 157 outings during his soccer career and tallies 0.29 G/90. The forward from Venezuela has 47 goals in 14,550 professional minutes. He has 30 assists while accumulating 33 yellow cards in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Jorge Molina, the forward representing Spain. Molina has totaled 29,694 minutes during 325 starts and has been handed 55 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times in his career and he has scored 159 total goals. He scores 0.48 G/90 for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Granada will be Luis Maximiano. Maximiano has defended the goal for 4,911 minutes and has tallied 157 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.3 (72 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.7%. The goalkeeper hailing from Portugal has seen 222 shots attempted against him in 55 starts. Maximiano (20-15-20 mark during his career) has earned 16 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.1% shutout rate.
When they last played, Espanyol took a loss by a final score of 4-0 against Real Madrid. They finished this game by connecting on 396 of the 419 attempted passes for a rate of 94.5%. Espanyol finished with a 31.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 of the 19 dribbles they tried. Espanyol had 6 shots tried out of 20 shots tried earning them a 30.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 36 goals and 23 assists in all their games, Espanyol sports an average of 1.06 goals and 0.68 assists per 90 minutes.
Raul De Tomas will be counted on for Espanyol. The forward born in Spain has been on the pitch for 17,171 professional minutes and has scored 107 goals. He has tallied 42 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. He averages 0.56 goals per 90 minutes and has started 195 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Javi Puado, the midfielder representing Spain. He has earned 20 goals in his career while helping on a goal 14 different times. Puado has been given a total of 11 yellow cards in 6,413 mins (72 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.28.
Diego Lopez is expected to look after the net for Espanyol. Lopez has racked up 132 shutouts and defended 1,901 shots against him in 40,961 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.2 and his shutout rate is currently 28.8%. He has surrendered 1.25 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 195-115-145. During his career, Lopez has conceded 570 goals while earning 1,357 stops in 459 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Granada (+133)
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