Granada is welcoming Sevilla to Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in round 8 of the Spanish LaLiga. Granada is not doing well this season, and they are still without a win so far. Sevilla is undefeated so far this season in all competitions, and they are looking pretty good right now.
Granada has 4 losses and 3 draws so far this season, and they are in 18th place with only 3 points. Neither Granada’s offense or defense have been producing this season, and they don’t deserve to be anywhere other than where they are. Suarez is the leading goalscorer for Granada with 2 goals. Rochina has added 2 assists. Lozano and Eteki are injured. In their last game against Celta on the road, Granada has had only 27% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and only 53% of the correct passes. Granada was lucky to have lost this game only 1-0 because if Celta was a bit more focused, it could have been a disaster for Granada. It will be a long and exhausting season for Granada, and I’m not sure they have what it takes for them to stay in LaLiga.
Sevilla is still undefeated this season as I’ve mentioned, but they have only 2 wins in their last 5 games. In their last game against Wolfsburg in the Champions League, Sevilla was the better team with 69% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 86% of the correct passes. Sevilla conceded in the 48th minute, but they were dominant, and it was only a matter of time before they scored an equalizer. Rakitic has scored in the 87th minute from the penalty spot, and the final score of this game was 1-1. In the LaLiga standings, Sevilla is in 3rd place with 14 points, 10 scored goals, and only 2 conceded goals, and I think they have what it takes to compete for the title. En-Nesyri is injured, while Delaney is suspended because of the red card. Lamela and En-Nesyri have been in solid form, and they have each scored 3 goals for Sevilla so far this season. I think Sevilla is a great team, I think they have a great defense, solid offense, and if they can stay consistent, they will be a threat to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
The trends are on Sevilla’s side, but Granada has had success against them in the past, but I’m afraid their form is too bad to win this game. I’m taking Sevilla on the road.