Granada vs. Eibar 6/28/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-28 13:30:00 EDT
Granada and Eibar are facing off at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in round 32 of Spanish LaLiga.
Granada has only 1 loss in their last 9 games, and they are in 9th place in the standings with 43 points, 37 scored goals, and 36 conceded goals. Granada is not an overly offensive team and they have scored only 37 goals, but their defense has been good enough with 36 conceded goals. Granada is still within the reach of the Europa League, but I don’t think they will get there because they lack some of that offense needed compared to the other teams in the run for the same spots in LaLiga. In their last LaLiga game against Leganes on the road, Granada was the weaker team with 41% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 2 corner kicks, and low 67% of the correct passes. Granada was defending well in this match, and their goalkeeper made a crucial save in 65th minute when Leganes had a penalty kick. Thanks to that save, this match ended in a 0-0 draw. Carlos Fernandez has scored 7 goals for Granada, while Machis added 6 goals. Victor Diaz has 5 assists. Martinez, Quini, and Lozano are all injured, while Montoro is still questionable. Granada is safe outside the relegation zone and they will stay in LaLiga next season, which is what is important to Granada, and if they by some miracle get to the Europa League, excellent, if not, still a very good season.
Eibar is on a 3-game streak without a loss and they are playing some of the best soccer of the season. Eibar is in 17th place in the standings with 32 points, 6 points outside the relegation zone, and with a few more points in the last 7 games, Eibar will be safe and their spot in LaLiga will be secured. Orellana is Eibar’s top goalscorer with 8 goals and 6 assists, while Charles added 6 goals. Ivan Ramis is still injured, and he will not be playing in this game. Eibar was fantastic in their last game against Valencia. They had only 34% of ball possession, but Eibar has had 5 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, and 63% of accurate passes. With a fantastic defense, Eibar has bounced back all of Valencia’s attacks, and in the end, Eibar has won this game 1-0. The schedule is on the easier side for Eibar in their next few games, and I think that they will stay in LaLiga next season as well. Eibar might not an offensive team as they scored only 32 goals this season, but their form is good as of late, and I think Eibar will get the job done this season.
Granada has never beaten Eibar in the past, but Eibar’s record on the road this season is 1-6-8. I don’t see Eibar winning this match, to be honest, but I’m not sure if Granada is capable of scoring goals at the moment. I will take a stab at a draw.