Within the 38th round of the Spanish Primera, Granada, which have already relegated from the elite division, will host Espanyol from Barcelona at their home ground, the team, which in its turn, has been eliminated from the Eurocups. The team from Catalonia approaches the match in the status of an obvious favorite, the future guests are clearly higher in class, than the southerners, although Granada will host the last match at their home ground this season and there is hope, that this factor will motivate the hosts to be active.
Granada are currently on the 20th position in Primera’s tournament table and the team has failed miserably in the end of the season. Within the last nine matches, Granada lost eight times with one draw. All in all, the southerners have had 18 matches at their home ground this season, in which they got four victories with four draws and ten defeats.
Espanyol have long fought for getting into the Europa League zone, but weak ending didn’t let the team reach the goal. Within the last five matches, the Catalonians managed to win only once: on 7th May Deportivo was defeated, a draw with Sporting and defeats from Atletico, Barcelona and Valencia happened. Espanyol are currently on the tenth position in the Spanish Primera, the Parrots have 53 points in the asset. The team has had 18 away matches within Primera this season, in which it got six victories with six draws and 6 defeats.
At the end of the season, both Granada and Espanyol have not been showing high level of football. The upcoming match doesn’t bear any tournament significance neither for the hosts, nor guests. Under these conditions, the upcoming game will hardly be efficient.
Prediction for the match: Under 3.5 goals in the match.