Granada vs Sevilla: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:05 PM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 5:05 PM UTC

Sevilla are well priced for an away win here...
<div><div><div><div id=":ow"><div id=":ne"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Granada vs Sevilla</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Friday, August 23, at Los Carmenes</strong></a></p><p>Sevilla picked up a strong 2-0 victory away at Espanyol in their opener and they will bid to maintain that form when they travel to Granada on Friday. Their form on the road has been their downfall over the last few years. Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium is a fortress, but they drop far too many points away from home and it has cost them a top four spot for the last two seasons. Fans will hope the 2-0 win away at Espanyol proves to be a turning point.</p><p>Granada are back in the top flight after a two-year absence and they began their campaign with a thrilling 4-4 draw away at Villarreal. They were 4-2 down with 15 minutes remaining, and they did well to salvage a point courtesy of late strikes from Roberto Soldado and Antonio Puertas. They have won their last two home games against Sevilla, but the team has changed significantly since these sides last met. They have a few decent players, but they spent just €7 million this summer and some bookmakers have installed them as the outright favourites to be relegated.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Sevilla spent more than €140 million bolstering their squad this summer and new signings Luuk de Jong, Fernando, Sergio Reguilon, Diego Carlos and Joan Jordan went straight into the starting 11 for the 2-0 victory against Espanyol. De Jong was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season and he looks like a ready-made replacement for the outgoing Wissam Ben Yedder. Reguilon, a loan signing from Real Madrid, opened the scoring against Espanyol and former Man City winger Nolito sealed the victory. New arrivals like Rony Lopes and Jules Koundé will be pushing to start in this game.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Journeyman striker Roberto Soldado is now 34 years of age, but he still has an eye for goal. He led the line with aplomb on his Granada debut and found the back of the net in the second half to inspire his team’s comeback. Fellow newcomer Domingos Duarte slotted straight in alongside the experienced Germán at the back, but they never looked comfortable as Santi Cazorla ran them ragged. They will need to improve if they are to contain a Sevilla attack that is bursting with creativity and flair.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Sevilla would be the overwhelming favourites to win this game if it were being played at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. They are priced at 2/1 to secure a top four finish this season and they should have confidence in their ability to pull it off. Meanwhile, Granda are 5/4 to be relegated, and the gulf in quality between these teams is vast. However, because Sevilla are on the road you can find very generous odds on them winning this game. If you can overlook their relatively poor away form over the previous two seasons, a Sevilla win looks like a great option in this game.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Sevilla to win at 19/20 (1.95) with Bet365</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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