La Liga Betting Tips

Granada vs Espanyol betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

Espanyol have won seven of their last 12 meetings with Granada, losing just two. However, the Catalan club have only won four of their last 14 trips to Los Cármenes.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/6.

Granada to win and over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

40 year old Jorge Molina has scored 12 goals this season. He is 15/4 to break the deadlock and 1/1 to add to this tally. 

Match preview

Granada have finished seventh and ninth in the last two season, but now are fighting for their lives on the final day.

Aitor Karanka took eight points from his first four matches as el Graná's Head Coach, including back-to-back wins over Mallorca and Athletic.

However, last weekend, Granada failed to secure safety, going down 2-0 at Estadio Benito Villamarín against Real Betis.

Thus, Nazaríes kick off 16th, just one point above both Mallorca and Cádiz who are in action simultaneously.

Granada do boast a superior head-to-head record compared to Mallorca but, having drawn both, it would come down to goal difference with Cádiz.

Given that both team's is -17, and that Granada would need to lose for this to come about, Cádiz would finish above them in this eventuality.

Yes, there are a lot of permutations, all of which will be irrelevant if el Graná simply win this game.

Will Karanka's team get the win they need to survive without relaying on other results?

RCD Espanyol meanwhile endured the misery of relegation themselves two years ago, before returning as Segunda champions.

Right now, despite being winless in six, Blanquiazules sit 13th and haven't been in danger of going down all season long.

Nevertheless, last weekend, Head Coach Vicente Moreno was sacked with Luis Blanco in interim charge.

One key issue is that Espanyol haven't won away from home since beating Valencia way back on New Years' Eve, something they can change here.

However, this game is all about Granada.

Will it be a day of celebration or despair for the home fans at Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes?

Granada team news

40 year old Jorge Molina will be tasked with firing Granada to safety.

He made all the difference in the recent 6-2 win at Mallorca, coming off the bench to score twice and prove a pair of assists.

At the back, Raúl Torrente, Carlos Neva and Neyder Lozano are all injured, but Domingos Duarte and Víctor Díaz are still a strong centre-back duo.

Njegoš Petrović was a key man under previous Head Coach Rubén Torrecilla but hasn't featured as much under Aitor Karanka.

Espanyol team news

Sergi Darder's red card against Valencia last weekend means he is suspended for this one.

Raúl de Tomás will continue to lead the line, looking to add to his 17 goals so far this season.

His public argument with Vicente Moreno at the Bernabéu is, reportedly, a key reason behind the manager's sacking.

Veteran goalkeeper Diego López will make his 388th La Liga appearance; it remains to be seen who will be playing for next season.

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