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Granada vs Espanyol Predictions & Tips - Granada to survive the drop

By Brad Newcomb
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20 May 2022
  • Granada vs Espanyol La Liga Santander match predictions
  • The fixture is being played at 19:00 BST on Sunday at Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes
  • Granada are 16th on the La Liga table
  • Will Espanyol relegate Granada?
  • Preview, tips, stats and team news
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Granada go into this match in good form and desperate with survival on the line. Considering their form and the need for a result, I reckon they will have the quality to get over the line. There should however be goals in this fixture.

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Granada vs Espanyol Predictions


Granada have left their fate to remain in La Liga to the last game of the season and must win to ensure survival. They have been in good form, and another excellent performance should see them over the finish line. 
  • Granada vs Espanyol Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Granada Form 
  • Granada Team News & Injuries
  • Espanyol Form 
  • Espanyol Team News & Injuries
  • Granada vs Espanyol FAQ

Can Granada survive, or will Espanyol send them to the second division?

  • Granada have won 2 of their last 3 fixtures(La Liga).
  • Granada have scored 8 goals in 5 matches(La Liga).
  • Granada have conceded 5 goals in 5 games(La Liga).
  • Granada have scored 5 goals in 5 home fixtures(La Liga).
  • Granada have conceded 8 goals in 5 home matches(La Liga).
  • Espanyol have scored 3 goals in 5 games(La Liga).
  • Espanyol have conceded 9 goals in 5 matches(La Liga).
  • Espanyol have lost 4 away league fixtures in a row(La Liga).
  • Espanyol have scored 3 goals in 5 away games(La Liga).
  • Espanyol have conceded 10 goals in 5 away matches(La Liga).

Head to Head


Espanyol hold a notable advantage over Granada with eight victories to four, with four draws in 16 meetings.

Espanyol grabbed a two-nil win over Granada at home earlier this season. 

Granada Form 


After two league victories, Granada dropped three vital points away from home when they were beaten 2-0 by Real Betis last weekend, leaving them with one match to secure their place in the Spanish first division next season.

Their last five results in the league are D, D, W, W and L, scoring eight goals and conceding five.

Nazaries are 16th in the La Liga standings with 37 points from 37 games, registering 44 goals and letting in 61.

Their last five results at home in La Liga are L, D, L, D and W, netting five goals and conceding 8.

Granada will need a victory over Espanyol to remain in La Liga next season as they have just a point more than Mallorca and Cadiz.

However, they will need to play well as they have struggled at home in recent months, winning just once since December last year.

Granada Team News & Injuries


Coach Aitor Karanka will likely start with a line-up that has seen his team win two of their last three La Liga games.

Jorge Molina has scored ten league goals and had five assists this season.

Colombian Luis Suarez has been on target with eight league goals and four assists. 

Espanyol Form 


A day before their clash with Valencia, Espanyol parted ways with Manager Vincente Moreno due to their poor finish to the season. They responded well under the circumstances and walked away with a 1-1 draw.

Their last five results in La Liga are L, L, D, L and D, registering three goals and conceding nine.

Espanyol are 13th on the La Liga table with 41 points from 37 matches. They have scored 40 goals and conceded 53.

Periquitos have not played well on the road in recent months, and their results show. After drawing with Levante, they have lost four consecutive league games. They have found the back of the net three times and let in ten goals at the back.

Espanyol have secured playing in La Liga for another season and will try to finish off their season with a victory as they are winless in their last six league fixtures. 

Espanyol Team News & Injuries


Interim coach Luis Blanco should field the same starting XI that drew with Valencia.

Striker Raul de Tomas has been in tremendous form for his club with 17 La Liga goals this season.

Sergi Darder has grabbed three goals and nine assists in this campaign.

Granada vs Espanyol FAQ

When is the Granada vs Espanyol match?

Granada vs Espanyol will take place on 22 May 2022

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Verdict

Granada is tipped to defeat Espanyol with BTTS as they have some decent form, while the visiting team have been out of sorts away from home.

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