La Liga Match Preview: Granada CF vs. Villarreal

Updated: September 4, 2014
Villarreal 2014-15

Match Date: 15 September 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes

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Granada and Villarreal currently rank within the top 10 of the league standings, suggesting strong preliminary performances into the new season. The past four meetings between these sides have also rendered them equal (both sides have won twice).



In terms of points earned, Granada would jointly rank second in the standings, alongside Valencia, Celta Vigo, Sevilla, and Real Madrid. They have picked up four points from their last two league matches, with a win they scored against Deportivo La Coruna and a draw they obtained with Elche. So far, Fran Rico made the best and most contributions for the squad as he netted the opening goal in their debut fixture as well as assisted the decisive goal of Jean Sylvain Babin in their second match.



In their last 14 matches from all competitions, Villarreal have only lost once: in their second appearance at the Spanish top-tier football’s new season when they faced Barcelona. This was at the back of their successful season debut when they inflicted a two-goal clean sheet on Levante. Their success at the opening served as buffer which helped them remain at the top half of the table in spite of their defeat to Barca the following week. In their most recent match, a friendly versus Celtic, El Submarino Amarillo went back to their winning ways 4-2 at home.


Online betting tip: Granada and Villarreal will share the points from this tourney.