Granada CF – Osasuna Prediction & Picks (18.10.2019)


Granada CF – Osasuna SOCCER PICKS

Granada and Osasuna meet at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, in a match for the 9th round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 02‑09-2018, in a match for the Second Division that ended Granada‘s victory by (2‑0). The goals of the match were scored by A. Ramos (7 ‘) and Álvaro Vadillo (62’) for Granada. Despite being a match between 4th and 11th of the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 14th ranked in home games and the 9th as a visitor.


After 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 4th position, with 14 points won. In their last match, they lost with Real Madrid out by (4-2), after in the previous match they won by (1-2) at home, in a match against CD Leganes. This is a team that usually conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since it conquered 8 points out and 6 in its stadium, with 12 goals scored and 9 suffered as a visitor, against 3 goals scored and 1 suffered at home. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Granada won 8, drew 1 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 7 of the last 8 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 30 of their last 46 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 8 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.

Granada comes to this match with a 4-2 loss to Real Madrid, ending an excellent run of five consecutive games without losing in the Spanish championship: Darwin Machís and Domingos Duarte scored the team’s goals. Even so, we highlight that the home team is going through a positive phase in this competition, with 4 wins in the last 6 games. For being through a phase of tremendous confidence, coach Diego Martinez must keep the team in 4-3-3, favoring a more dominant style of play and looking for spaces on the flanks to attack. Midfielder Antonio Puertas is the top scorer of this team, with 3 goals. Absences due to injuries: Lozano, Martínez, Quini, Brice and Fede Vico.

Osasuna :

After 2 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss, the away team is currently in 11th position, with 11 points won. In their last game, they won Villarreal at home by (2‑1), after in the previous game they had drawn away, in a match against Levante, by (1‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In the last match he played, for Friendly, he tied with Real Sociedad at home for (0-0). In his last 4 away matches for the championship, Osasuna records 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss, so he won 5 points in 12 possible.

For this competition, he did not win any of the last 6 games. In his away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since in 38 of the last 52 he played there were less than 3 goals. This is a team that marks few times is primeiro and that only managed to open the scoring in 2 of its last 8 matches for the First Division, of these 2 it came to the break in advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 8 games in this competition, only got 1 comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The Osasuna comes for this match after a 2-1 victory against Villarreal, totaling their second consecutive game without losing in this Spanish championship: Facundo Roncaglia and Chimy Ávila scored the team’s goals. Keep in mind that visitors lost only 1 of the 8 games in this competition. Now, in this match against Granada, we can see a formation in 4-4-2, with Adrián López and Chimy Ávila as the most advanced men: the second athlete mentioned is one of the best gunners of the team, with 2 goals scored. Lot of unavailable players: Unai García, Pérez and Barja.

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