Granada vs Villarreal- The La Liga will see another bright game on Saturday, as two teams face off against each other. It will be a crucial game for both sides, who want to climb up the points table and want to make a name for themselves in the Spanish top division.
Date and Time: 19th February 2022 @6:30 PM IST
Venue: Los Cármenes
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Granada vs Villarreal Team News:
The team will be without Neyder Lozano and Santiago Arias for the foreseeable future as the pair recovers from their respective injuries. Meanwhile, Isma Ruiz was missing from the team the last time around owing to a positive coronavirus test, and he might be absent again this time around.
In midfield, the veteran former France international Maxime Gonalons should continue to provide stability, while Luis Suarez, who has six league goals so far this season, is expected to be the main striker for the first time.
Villarreal is unlikely to make any changes after their recent string of victories, with Emery preferring to stick with a similar starting XI for the duration of the season. Due to injury, Francis Coquelin and Ruben Pena will both miss this weekend’s game, while star attacker Gerard Moreno was a late withdrawal from the team’s previous match and may struggle to recover in time for this weekend’s game.
When Arnaut Danjuma was out, the team relied on winger Samu Chukwueze and midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, who joined on loan from Tottenham Hotspur in January. All three should retain their starting positions, with veteran striker Paco Alcacer also competing for a spot in the lineup.
Granada vs Villarreal Probable Playing XI:
Granada possible starting lineup:
Maximiano; Quini, Duarte, Torrente, Escudero; Collado, Gonalons, Milla, Soro; Suarez, Arezo
Villarreal possible starting lineup:
Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, A Moreno; Parejo; Chukwueze, Lo Celso, Pino; Alcacer, Danjuma
Granada vs Villarreal Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Villareal win
It should be a rather comfortable win for the visitors, who are clearly the better team at present. However, the home side will try their best to grab on to any advantage they can get from the match and possibly convert it to three points. It will surely not be easy but both teams will not want to leave without putting a proper fight.
Unai Emery has created a great team, which already won the Europa League title last season. His team has produced some brilliant moments since the time that he took charge. However, the league is different from the cup and it will be interesting to see how they perform in this upcoming match.
The One-Liner Explainer:
Given the disparity in form between the two teams, we expect Villarreal to take all three points away on Saturday night. The Yellow Submarine have seemed to find their feet in recent weeks. They are building on their strong defensive foundations. They will be anticipated to defeat a Granada team that is devoid of confidence and momentum in this match.