Celta should prove too strong but expect Grenada to find the net at some point.
Celta Vigo v Granada – Sunday 17:30, Sky Sports 3
Granada remain rooted to the foot of the Primera Division table after holding a rare lead for all of two minutes at Valencia last weekend before a Nani equaliser, and on Sunday they travel to a Celta Vigo side that has lost on only two occasions in the league since January. Lucas Alcaraz has restored a semblance of respectability to Granada’s performances after the disastrous Paco Jemez period, but they still seem a long way from the sort of form necessary to lift them off the bottom of the table.
Granada have got on the scoresheet in six of their last seven away fixtures, but their record in matches similar to this one over the last two seasons is poor. They have lost eight of their 10 away games over the last two seasons against top-half non-Big Two teams, but then again, they have only scored more than once on one occasion. Regardless, they can take heart from the fact that Celta have conceded at home against every bottom-six team they’ve played since the beginning of last season, and from the news that Celta’s regular keeper Alvarez and defensive stalwart Hugo Mallo are suspended for this fixture, making scoring a little easier for the visitors.
Celta Vigo will expect to come away from this fixture with three points, but it’s impossible to ignore Granada’s scoring record over the last two seasons. We think Celta Vigo/Both Teams to Score is worth a punt.