Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Granada - Alaves

PICK: over 2 goals @1,854 PINNACLE 6/10

Match between 11th and 19th placed team in Spanish La Liga will be played on Los Carmenes in Granada and will start at 21:30.


Granada is coming to match after defeat in Bilbao, where they scored but received 3 goals, but I think that till the end of the season they will be somehow more focused to gain points at home even though they will need to get something from away matches too as their position is far from good. They will miss Samper and Kravets today, In the match against Betis they impressed me somehow. Young players shown their potential, and it looks that Ramos filled the gap on striker position. Right against Betis he scored 2 goals and it looks that he is feeling better and better and as we can not doubt about his quality, I think that Granada can still catch some teams above. Nothing else than win counts for them today. As they are going in Leganes for weekend they have even chances for 6 points in short period, so I believe that Alcaraz will try to do everything to motivate his team.

Deportivo Alaves is coming to match after beating Valencia with 2-1. Valencia was in front and after that they showed why are they sitting on 11th place and scored two goals. They have some problems because of suspension. Pellegrino cannot count on defensive midfielders Garcia and Llorente, and not even on defender Laguardia which mean, that heir defensive style will be little bit harmed this time. Besides those three players, Mendez is still out because of injury and I think that they will need to score some goals today, if they will want to stay in the battle for points. With pace of Deyverson, and nose of Toquero, they are capable to score against all the teams in the league, and Granada is no exception.

I think that both teams smells opportunity for three points here. Granada needs points as Sahara needs water, they will start the match thinking about their goal which is all 3 points to stay in the battle to avoid relegation while on the other hand Alaves perfectly knows that they will have lots of opportunity on counter-attacks. As mentioned above, with pace of Deyverson and individual ability of Ibai and veteran Toquero, I think that they will score at least once. Alaves with Pellegrino is a team who perfectly knows when they can win in their way, and when they need to close all the doors and play defensively. Gijon was in pretty similar position like Granada is today, and Alaves played open match and final result was 2-4! We need to admit that Granada shown some decent performances lately. Both wingers Pereira and specially Carcela-Gonzales played pretty well and I expect open football on Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes tonight with many goals.

FT: 2-1

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