Alaves vs Granada Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Spanish Primera
When is Alaves vs Granada on and what time does it start? Alaves vs Granada will take place on Friday 24th November, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Alaves vs Granada? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Alaves vs Granada on in the UK? Alaves vs Granada will be televised live on LaLigaTV, but La Liga matches are also televised occasionally on Viaplay Sports and ITV
Where can I stream Alaves vs Granada in the UK? Alaves vs Granada can be streamed live on Viaplay, while ITV matches can be streamed live on ITVX
After gaining promotion back to the top-flight last season, Alaves were always expected to struggle this season with a reliance on home form at Mendizorrotza in the Basque Country. They began relatively spritely but have since endured some really difficult times as they sit in the bottom-half of the table, just above the bottom three and the relegation places.
The home team come into this on the back of a gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat to defending champions Barcelona before the international break, in a game in which they had led by a goal to nil at half-time. That means their only victory in their last nine La Liga matches has come by a goal to nil against rock-bottom and still winless Almeria.
Under the management of Paco Lopez, last season’s Segunda champions, Granada, were expected to struggle throughout this season and they are languishing down towards the bottom-of-the-table in La Liga’s relegation battle. The Andalusians begin the weekend sitting firmly in the bottom three and the relegation places.
They, playing a progressive and proactive style of football, have managed just one victory in their 13 matches so far this season with a leaky defence letting in 30 goals – only rock-bottom regional rivals Almeria have conceded more. They have managed to score 18, though, with only the current top six having been more prolific.
THE TEAM NEWS
Alaves have a few injury concerns with Carlos Benavidez a doubt among others but they don’t need to make too many changes for this weekend.
PREDICTED XI (5-4-1): Sivera; Gorosabel, Maras, Marin, Duarte, Lopez; Guridi, Blanco, Guevara, Rioja; Samu
UNAVAILABLE: Abqar (Injured), Sedlar (Injured), Simeone (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Benavidez (Injured)
Granada have a few key players missing for the trip to the Basque Country with the most important being that of suspended attacker, Bryan Zaragoza.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-2-2): Ferreira; Manafa, Miquel, Diaz, Neva; Villar, Gumbau; Melendo, Callejon; Uzuni, Boye
UNAVAILABLE: Zaragoza (Suspended), Torrente (Injured), Vallejo (Injured), Rubio (Injured), Fernandez (Injured)
This relegation six-pointer features two sides desperate for a victory and two that will eye up the opposition as an excellent opportunity to get that win. Alaves are a bit more reactive and defensive than their opposition but Luis Garcia Plata will be under pressure to get at Granada, who they come up with last year, especially at home. Paco Lopez and Granada will play the way they always do and try to impose themselves upon Alaves so both teams scoring does appear a good bet for this one.
BETTING TIP: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE