Athletic vs Granada: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Athletic is anticipating the start of Spanish Cup, in which they are extremely successful every single year, they reached the final in two most recent editions of that competition. Basques started the new season with almost the same squad and their results are pretty decent so far.
After 13 rounds of the current tournament The Red-Whites have four victories and seven draws, which earned them 19 points and an 8th spot in the standings. After a victory over Villarreal (2:1) The Lions got into a slump and in four rounds team got only three points out of draws against Espanyol (1:1), Real Sociedad (1:1) and Levante (0:0).
Team has the best defensive record in the league, conceding only eight goals, but their offensive line is weaker, team is averaging less than one goal per game.
Berchiche, Vivian, Villalibre, Nolaskoain won't feature in the match.
Granada ended the previous season out of European competitions zone, but a 9th position in one of Top-5 European leagues is still a very solid result. Start of the new season didn't bring a success and so far team is searching for it's game.
After 13 rounds Roberto Moreno's men found themselves in the relegation zone. The Nasrids currently have two victories and five draws in the asset, which brought them 11 points and a 17th spot in the standings. Team's offensive line is looking dreadful, scoring less than one goal per game. After a victory over Levante (3:0) Grana suffered two consecutive defeats to Espanyol (0:2) and Real Madrid (1:4).
Duarte, Lozano and Milla are on team's injuried list. Monchu is suspended after a red card.
This bet played in 3 out of 6 most recent matches of Granada
In 4 out of 6 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
In 2 out of 4 most recent matches hosts scored in the second half
This bet played in 3 out of 6 most recent matches of Athletic
Both clubs are in a poor form, but their defense is looking great, despite some problems with the offense. Hosts are a clear favourite, but they need to score to achieve a positive result. Opponents need to improve their scoring. We are expecting goals in the first match of the round.
Our prediction - both teams to score
Basques are not looking confident in recent matches, their results at home are not so impressive. We think that visitors are more motivated than the hosts, so it might affect the result.
Our second bet is on a draw