Match Preview: Alaves 2-3 Granada CF Predictions and Betting Tips 19.03.2022

Alaves – Granada CF Predictions & Tips For Today, Match 19, 2022.

Match: 14:00 Alaves – Granada CF
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.39
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:3 WON!!!

Alaves – Granada CF Match Preview

  • A six-season stay in La Liga (LL) looks at risk of ending for Deportivo Alavés, as they are marooned in the bottom-three after a run of just one win across the last 16 rounds (D6, L9). Solid displays at the Mendizorroza could be their key to survival from here, with Alavés losing only to a resurgent Barcelona across their last six home games (W1, D4) which sets up a chance here to draw level on points with visitors Granada in this proverbial ‘six-pointer’.
  • Their relatively impressive recent home form is all the more impressive when considering that 2021/22 has seen Alavés record their lowest home attendance figures across the club’s current top-flight stay. Regardless, this is as good a chance as any for Alavés to arrest their slump, as they have also won three of five league games entered as pre-match favourites this season (W3, D1, L1), a tag they enjoy heading into this game.
  • A 1-0 defeat last time out left Granada just one point above the relegation zone, and only by virtue of teams below failing to win. A run of seven losses across the club’s last eight league games shows that even a change in management doesn’t always work, and makes it hard to envisage Granada getting just a second away league win this season.
  • Being underdogs won’t bother Granada much, as they have avoided defeat in almost half (48%) of their league games entered as the betting outsiders this term (W3, D7, L11). Holding their hosts level to half-time could help them add to that unbeaten rate, as no LL side lost more games following a drawn first-half than opponents Alavés’ (eight).
  • Players to watch: No LL player has contributed a higher portion of his team’s goals than Alavés’ Joselu, whose 12 strikes account for 57% of the team’s total. As for Granada, Antonio Puertas has scored in three of his side’s five league wins this term, including a 14th-minute opening goal in the reverse H2H (W 2-1).
  • Hot stat: Nine (64%) of Alavés boss José Luis Mendilibar’s 14 previous managerial H2Hs with Granada have seen both teams score (W9, D1, L4).