Valencia vs Granada CF Prediction & Tips
Valencia and Granada face at Estadio de Mestalla, in a match for the 28 th round of the Liga. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head between these teams in this competition, on 30‑12‑2020, Granada won at home by (2‑1). The history of recent direct confrontations between these two teams indicates total balance, since there was 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 games. Although this is a game between 12th and 8th in the general classification, it is actually a game between the 12th classified in home games and the 16th as a visitor.
After 7 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses, the home team is in 12th position, having won 30 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Levante by (1‑0), after in the previous match they have won (2‑1) at home, against Villarreal. This is a team affected by the home factor, as they have won 20 points at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 15 conceded, against 10 points away, where they have scored 12 goals and conceded 22. In the last 10 home matches for the league, Valencia records 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, having won 16 points out of 30 possible. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 27 games in this competition, he only managed 3 turns on the scoreboard in the 16 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 13 home matches for this competition, there are 1 periods that stand out: they scored 8 of their 20 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Valencia comes unmotivated for this match after an away setback, by 1-0, in the trip to the Levante stadium. The greatest quality of the home team lies in the ability to respond when they are losing in the match. Regarding their strengths, Valencia stands out for being a team that applies very effective counter strikes, as well as the quality that it presents in the aerial game. Valencia usually play in a 5-2-3 tactical design, where the three players who are responsible for fighting the “enemy” defense are Lee Kang-In, Gonçalo Guedes and Kévin Gameiro. Coach Javi Gracia should not be able to count on Eliaqium Mangala and Denis Cheryshev for being handed over to the medical department.
The visiting team is currently in 8th place, with 36 points won, after 10 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost away to Athletic Club by (2‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Real Sociedad by (1‑0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 27 points, against just 9 in their away matches. In their last match, for the Europa League, they lost to Molde away by (2‑1). In the last 10 away games for the Granada Granada registers 1 victory, 2 draws and 7 defeats, having conquered 5 points in 30 possible.
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 7 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, reason why it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has scored regularly, since it managed to concretize in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 27 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Granada comes motivated for this match after going to the next stage of the Europa League, winning the tie against Molde. The team in charge of Diego Martínez should play in the well-known tactical system in 4-3-3, with the objective of maintaining some defensive consistency to get out quickly in the counterattacks. In this system, the visiting team must place three pieces in the most advanced area of the field: Kenedy, Jorge Molina and Antonio Puertas. The visiting coach will not be able to count on Luis Suárez, Luis Milla and Neyder Lozano for being injured.
Valencia – Granada CF FREE TIPS
Valencia – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90