Valencia vs Granada: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:39 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 10:39 PM UTC

Valencia have considerable momentum right now...
<div><h2>Valencia vs Granada</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, November 9, at the Mestalla</strong></a></p><p>Valencia should be full of confidence after securing an emphatic 4-1 victory over Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday. It followed a 2-1 away win against Espanyol in La Liga, and they are starting to build momentum under new boss Albert Celades. They have enough quality within their ranks to secure victory against Granada, who started the season in excellent form but have since lost two in a row.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Valencia had Lee Kang-in sent off in their 1-1 draw away at Atletico Madrid on October 19 and then Mouctar Diakhaby was sent off in a Champions League game away at Lille four days later. They were winning 1-0 at the time and ended up drawing 1-1 as they could not hold on with 10 men. The following game saw forward Rodrigo sent off after 29 minutes and they ended up losing 3-1 to Osasuna. Yet Celades has now seemingly addressed that issue with discipline, as they have gone three games without a red card and the number of bookings has gone down too in their past two matches.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Diakhaby was suspended for the game against Lille on Tuesday and Gabriel played alongside Ezequiel Garay at the back for Valencia. The Frenchman could return to partner Garay for this game. Geoffrey Kondogbia has struck up an excellent midfield partnership with the creative Dani Parejo since returning from injury, and Rodrigo, Maxi Gomez, Denis Cheryshev, Kevin Gameiro and Ferran Torres provide plenty of exciting attacking options for Celades to choose from.</p><p>Granada are newly promoted to La Liga Primera and their only summer signings of note were Domingos Duarte, Roberto Soldado and Darwin Marchis. Duarte has slotted in nicely at centre-back, veteran striker has led the line reasonably well and Marchis is struggling to break into the side. It is largely the same side that secured promotion last season. Angel Montoro and Neyder Lozano are injured, but Soldado is back from suspension.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Valencia’s propensity for red cards makes them a risky team to bet on. However, they have now gone three games without anyone being sent off, and they have secured two victories and picked up a strong draw away at Sevilla in that time. They are down in 13<sup>th</sup>, six places below Granada, but the Primera Liga table is so congested that they could overtake their opponents by beating them on Saturday. Granada have lost two in a row, succumbing to Getafe and Real Sociedad. They have also lost their last two away matches, and the Mestalla is a difficult place to visit, so a home win looks good in this game.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Unibet">Valencia to win at 1.75 (3/4) with Unibet</a>; <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Valencia and over 1.5 goals at 2.25 (5/4) with Coral</a></strong></p></div>
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