Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(34) 17 Goals 50 (65)
(18) 10 Assists 30 (47)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.9)
28.6 Average Age 28.4
180.1 Average Height (cm) 176.7
(1) 1 Shots pg 1.5 (1.1)
(46%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 46% (49%)
(0.8) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.7)
(2.1) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.8 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Fran Rico Out N/A
Toño Doubtful 6.86
Youssef El-Arabi Out 6.7
Darwin Machís Out 6.04
Player Reason Status Rating
Jeremy Mathieu Out 6.85
Fernando Gago Doubtful 6.72
Sergio Canales Doubtful 6.75
Sofiane Feghouli Out 6.88

Team News

  • Granada got a badly needed win at Osasuna last time out to make their Christmas a little happier, but Juan Antonio Anquela has only one forward for the visit of Valencia this weekend.
  • Odion Ighalo is assured of his place because Youssef El-Arabi and Darwin Machis are away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the South American U-20 Championships respectively, whilst Floro Flores' loan-deal from Udinese has been cut short due to disiciplinary problems.
  • Toño is also expected to miss out once more with a toe injury so Roberto will continue in goal.
  • Valencia also got a welcome three points at home to Getafe just before the break, but they must now start to push if they are to claim Champions League football once more at the end of the campaign.
  • Sofiane Feghouli is also away with Algeria at the AFCON so Jonathan Viera could return to the side.
  • Fernando Gago remains a doubt and the game comes too soon for Sergio Canales as he continues his comeback from a cruciate ligament injury.

Prediction

  • Valencia have won four of their five games since Ernesto Valverde took charge, including all three on the road, and there is every chance they will have just too much quality for a Granada side still lacking in cutting edge up front.
  • Indeed Ighalo and El-Arabi were grateful for Diego Mainz and Dani Benitez bailing them out after missing a number of glorious chances in the victory over Osasuna and such profiigacy is unlikely to go unpunished this weekend with Roberto Soldado and Jonas finding form.
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