Villarreal V Granada
Saturday 30th January. 7:30PM. Live Streaming on Bet365
High-flying Villarreal still hold huge hopes of sealing qualification to next season’s Champions League with at top four finish in La Liga, and will be eager to end a difficult January with a much-needed win over lowly Granada.
The visitors will be equally desperate to seal a positive result, though, as they look to stay clear of the relegation zone. Whatever happens, it should be an intense and intriguing battle, and you can follow the action live with Bet365.
Can Villarreal Maintain Lead Over The Chasing Pack?
Assuming that Spain’s top three clubs will be Barcelona and the Madrid teams, only one place remains in the bid for Champions League qualification. As it stands, Marcelino’s men have to be considered the favourites.
The hosts may have won just one of five competitive matches this month, but their unbeaten league run stretches back eight matches. The fact they’ve lost just one league match at the Camp El Madrigo this season is another huge source of optimism, as is their 3-1 win in September’s reverse clash.
With Cedric Bakambu and Roberto Soldado in attack, the hosts should be confident about increasing their tally of 17 home goals too, especially against an away side that has leaked 25 in just 11 matches on the road.
It all looks pretty solid for the home side, but getting the win is easier said than done.
Granada Out To Sink Yellow Submarine
Jose Sandoval’s men might not be in the best form, but last weekend’s 3-2 triumph over Getafe will have restored some confidence and they’ll be hopeful of causing an upset here.
The Nazaries do boast some decent attacking players in Ruben Rochina, Isaac Success and Youssef el-Arabi. If the visitors can provide their front men with chances, then there’s no reason that they can’t give the home side a real run for its money.
Nevertheless, it’s hard to overlook those defensive deficiencies that have seen them lose six times on their travels. They might struggle to frustrate Villarreal, so it might be a case of attack being the best form of defence for the visitors.
That could make for a very exciting affair, and could make it a great game for betting too!
Villarreal V Granada Betting
One look at the Liga table makes it clear to see why Villarreal have been established as the hot favourites at 4/9 with Bet365. However, Granada might offer some value at 6/1. Alternatively, the draw is available at 10/3.
From a betting perspective, initial thoughts would have to be with Villarreal. But with the ability to stream the game on Bet365, it might be worth waiting to see how things pan out early on. Let’s just hope there isn’t an early goal.
Our attention will naturally be caught by Soldado, though, following his spell in the Premier League. In truth this could be the perfect opportunity for the Spaniard to bag his fourth Liga goal of the season. He starts off at odds of 6/5 to score anytime. By the 15-minute mark, that could well be 6/4. Whether you wait or not is an individual call.
Roberto Soldado to score anytime @ 6/5 with Bet365
If Villarreal do play to their potential, they could easily match the three goals scored at the Neuvo Los Carmenes earlier this season. If they do, you’d be very surprised to see them win by less than two goals.
It will definitely be worth watching the first few minutes first. But at odds of 27/20, the -1.5 Asian handicap certainly appeals.
Villarreal -1.5 Asian handicap @ 27/20 with Bet365