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Villarreal vs Granada Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Spain La Liga | Estadio de la Ceramica | 17th August
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  • W
  • L
  • D
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  • W
KO 20:00
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  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L

Villarreal vs Granada predictions for Saturday night’s La Liga opener at Estadio de la Ceramica. Villarreal are solid favourites with the bookmakers to begin the new campaign on a high against newly promoted Granada, but can El Submarino Amarillo do the business? Read on for all our free match predictions and betting tips.

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Villarreal Win To Nil @ 8/5

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Villarreal 1-0 @ 6/1

Reason For Villarreal vs Granada Betting Tips

Despite a run to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, 2018/19 has to go down as an extremely poor season for Villarreal, who finished outside the La Liga top six for the first time since their promotion back to the top flight in 2012/13. Only a late surge of form spared the club from a shock relegation, and El Submarino Amarillo must now look to re-establish themselves as a solid mid-table side at the least over the coming months.

That progress should be achievable with Javier Calleja at the helm, as the 41 year-old ultimately did a good job to rescue the club since taking over from Luis Garcia at the end of January. Calleja has focused on shoring things up in defence over the summer, and the additions of Ruben Pena, Alberto Moreno and Raul Albiol certainly give Villarreal much more depth in that department.

Nonetheless, the club have lost key attacking asset Pablo Fornals to West Ham United and are yet to replace the influential 23 year-old with just a couple of weeks to go before the transfer deadline. Consequently, Calleja’s side seem pretty light up front and there’s a need for the likes of Gerardo Moreno and Karl Toko Ekambi to really step up to the plate this season.

Getting off to a winning start at home this weekend against newly promoted opposition is imperative for Villarreal to set the right tone for the campaign ahead and the bookies make El Submarino Amarillo strong favourites to land the spoils.

Granada will have other ideas after securing promotion with a bit to spare last season, although Diego Martinez’ charges will have to step up markedly if they’re to be competitive week to week in La Liga – particularly on their travels.

Nazaries won just five of their 21 away games in 2018/19, and it’s likely that they’ll pick up the majority of their points at Nuevo Los Carmenes where they lost just twice last season. Martinez has been able to bring in a handful of summer transfers including veteran striker Roberto Soldado, but the 38 year-old will largely be relying on the key players who did the job for him last term.

It remains to be seen whether Granada can hold their own, but we don’t fancy them to get anything in this weekend’s opener. Nazaries have a terrible record at Estadio de la Ceramica having lost on all of their previous five visits and they have failed to net in the last four of those encounters.

With Villarreal likely to be fully focused on the task ahead and intent on keeping things tight at the back, we think a home win to nil is the right play here at odds-against, especially considering that Granada only managed 24 away goals in 21 second tier games last term. However, with goals set to be at a premium for the hosts as outlined above, it should be a narrow margin success, so 1-0 is our correct score pick.

Villarreal Team News

Villarreal Team Badge Javier Calleja is set to stick with the 4-5-1 system which began to work well at the end of last season. New defensive recruits Raul Albiol and Ruben Pena should be involved for the hosts.

Granada Team News

Granada Team Badge Diego Martinez should also line up with a 4-5-1 formation, and it's possible that the 38 year-old will keep faith with the majority of the team which achieved promotion last season. Veteran forward Roberto Soldado could start though after joining from Fenerbahce over the summer.

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Published: August 16, 2019

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Form Summary

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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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Head To Head

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Goals Scored
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Over 2.5 Goals 3/10 (30%)
Both Teams To Score 3/10 (30%)
Previous Meetings (Last 10)
28.01.17 Villarreal Villarreal badge 2-0 Granada CF badge Granada CF
20.08.16 Granada CF Granada CF badge 1-1 Villarreal badge Villarreal
30.01.16 Villarreal Villarreal badge 1-0 Granada CF badge Granada CF
13.09.15 Granada CF Granada CF badge 1-3 Villarreal badge Villarreal
07.02.15 Villarreal Villarreal badge 2-0 Granada CF badge Granada CF
14.09.14 Granada CF Granada CF badge 0-0 Villarreal badge Villarreal
08.03.14 Granada CF Granada CF badge 2-0 Villarreal badge Villarreal
04.10.13 Villarreal Villarreal badge 3-0 Granada CF badge Granada CF
12.02.12 Villarreal Villarreal badge 3-1 Granada CF badge Granada CF
17.09.11 Granada CF Granada CF badge 1-0 Villarreal badge Villarreal
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League Table

PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Athletic Club110010+13
2Alavés00000000
3Atlético de Madrid00000000
4Celta de Vigo00000000
5Eibar00000000
6Espanyol00000000
7Getafe00000000
8Granada CF00000000
9Leganés00000000
10Levante00000000
11Mallorca00000000
12Osasuna00000000
13Real Betis00000000
14Real Madrid00000000
15Real Sociedad00000000
16Real Valladolid00000000
17Sevilla00000000
18Valencia CF00000000
19Villarreal00000000
20Barcelona100101-10
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1Athletic Club110010+13
2Alavés00000000
2Valencia CF00000000
2Sevilla00000000
2Real Valladolid00000000
2Real Sociedad00000000
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2Barcelona100101-10

Scores Vs Opponents

PosTeamHomeAway
1Athletic Club3rd Nov1st Mar
2Alavés27th Oct26th Jan
3Atlético de Madrid8th Dec23rd Feb
4Celta de Vigo24th Nov15th Mar
5Eibar24th May30th Oct
6Espanyol19th Jan20th Oct
7Getafe22nd Dec10th May
8Granada CF17th Aug5th Apr
9Leganés8th Mar14th Sep
10Levante16th Feb23rd Aug
11Mallorca22nd Mar10th Nov
12Osasuna2nd Feb6th Oct
13Real Betis29th Sep26th Apr
14Real Madrid1st Sep17th May
15Real Sociedad13th May5th Jan
16Real Valladolid22nd Sep9th Feb
17Sevilla12th Apr15th Dec
18Valencia CF22nd Apr1st Dec
19VillarrealN/AN/A
20Barcelona3rd May25th Sep
PosTeamHomeAway
1Athletic Club24th May1st Dec
2Alavés8th Dec26th Apr
3Atlético de Madrid24th Nov9th Feb
4Celta de Vigo1st Mar15th Sep
5Eibar22nd Apr22nd Dec
6Espanyol2nd Feb1st Sep
7Getafe15th Mar30th Oct
8Granada CFN/AN/A
9Leganés29th Sep12th Apr
10Levante15th Dec8th Mar
11Mallorca5th Jan17th May
12Osasuna20th Oct23rd Feb
13Real Betis27th Oct22nd Mar
14Real Madrid13th May6th Oct
15Real Sociedad3rd Nov10th May
16Real Valladolid16th Feb25th Sep
17Sevilla23rd Aug26th Jan
18Valencia CF3rd May10th Nov
19Villarreal5th Apr17th Aug
20Barcelona22nd Sep19th Jan
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Villarreal vs Granada Stats

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  • Villarreal have only lost two of their 10 LaLiga games against Granada (W6 D2 L2) and both defeats came at Los Carmenes (1-0 in September 2011 and 2-0 in March 2014).
  • Villarreal have beaten Granada in all of their five encounters at home in LaLiga, keeping a clean sheet in the last four. Of sides they’ve lost 100% of their away games against, Granada have faced Villarreal on more occasions than any other side.
  • Granada have not won any of their five matches on MD1 in LaLiga since being promoted to the top-flight (D2 L3).
  • Villarreal have started a LaLiga season at home three times previously, failing to win in all three (D1 L2) and drawing only against Osasuna in September 2002 (2-2).
  • Villarreal have scored in each of their last 13 LaLiga matches, their best scoring run in the competition since February 2015 (16). The Yellow Submarine are two goals away from reaching 1000 goals in the top-flight (currently 998).
  • Granada lost their last eight LaLiga matches in 2016/17 season, their worst ever run in the top-flight.
  • Villarreal forward Carlos Bacca has been involved in four goals in his four LaLiga matches against Granada (three goals and one assist).
  • Granada’s Roberto Soldado has scored 110 goals in LaLiga, with his last strike in the competition coming for Villarreal against Valencia in May 2017. He has scored three goals in his last four games against his former side in the competition.
  • Villarreal midfielder Sani Cazorla provided 10 assists in LaLiga 2018/19, equaling his best tally in a single season in the competition (also 10 in 2010/11). The former Arsenal player needs one more assist to reach 50 in LaLiga (49).
  • Granada’s Alvaro Vadillo was the player with the joint-most assists in the Segunda Division last season (11, level with Osasuna’s Ruben Garcia). He hasn’t played a single game in the top-flight since January 2016 for Real Betis (four assists in 42 appearances in the competition).
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13/5 11/1
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12/5 17/2
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9/1 1/50 13/5 1/4 17/20 17/20 2/7 23/10 1/12 11/2 1/200 12/1 1/1000 20/1 1/1000 66/1 1/1000 100/1 1/1000 100/1
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