16th August – 20:00, Estadio de la Ceramica, Villareal
The clash between Villarreal and Granada on Monday evening will wrap up the La Liga 1st round action. The home side seeks a victorious start of the campaign, while the visitors look forward to remaining undefeated.
Villarreal vs Granada Match Preview & Team News
The hosts head to this match after missing the chance to win the UEFA Super Cup after losing to Chelsea in the penalty shootout. Villarreal put a very good second-half display but was less lucky when the game reached a penalty roulette. Despite not tasting a victory in prep matches, Unai Emery’s side wants a confident start to the new campaign. They finished 7th last time but will have the opportunity to participate in the Champions League thanks to the Europa League title. However, the Yellow Submarine needs to spill fewer points at the home ground. Gerard Moreno stayed in the club and showed he’s fully ready for the upcoming challenges by scoring against Chelsea. We’ll see if he can lead Villarreal to better results this time.
Granada had an excellent campaign in the Europa League last season and reached the latter stages of the competition. However, a bad finish of the La Liga campaign held them at 9th place, and they won’t enjoy continental football this season. Robert Moreno’s side picked up just a point in the closing five rounds and stayed 12 points behind their upcoming opponents. The visitors didn’t spend too much during the current transfer window, and they mostly relied on free signings. Carlos Bacca should improve the attacking line, while Granada signed Ramon Monchu from Barcelona and Luis Abram from Velez as well. We will see if they can remain a stable La Liga club and challenge for the top-half finish.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We see Villarreal winning this match and taking all three points at the start of the campaign. Granada is not so successful when playing on the road, and they win the majority of their points at home. They never managed to beat Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica, and we expect the tradition to continue.
Goals Market Prediction
The home side hasn’t been too good in the back lately, as they failed to keep the clean sheet seven times on the previous eight occasions. Granada might score in this one, and we expect both teams to find the back of the opposition’s net.
Villarreal vs Granada
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