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Espanyol to add to Granada’s woes
18 May 2017, 10:24
Espanyol to add to Granada’s woes
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Granada have endured a truly terrible campaign in La Liga and having already been relegated finish their campaign off with a home game against midtable Espanyol on Friday night.

Granada are currently bottom of the table but could move into 19th with a victory over their visitors from Catalonia. However, even avoiding defeat at this stage seems a pipedream for the home side. The team from Andalusia have lost 11 of their last 12 games in La Liga.

In fact, Granada have suffered six straight home defeats and would equal the record for most consecutive La Liga home defeats if they are defeated by the visitors in this clash.

The home side have also conceded two or more goals in their last seven La Liga outings while failing to score in their last three home games in the Spanish top-flight.

Former Arsenal hero Tony Adams recently took charge of the struggling Spanish side but has been unable to stop the rot at the club.

Espanyol are currently tenth in La Liga, but a win would move them up to eighth in the table, with rivals Eibar and Alaves playing later in the weekend.

The visitor's form has dipped in recent weeks, as they have lost three of their last five games in the Spanish top-flight. However, two of those defeats were inflicted by Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

Quique Sanchez Flores’ team are actually unbeaten in three games on their travels in La Liga and will more than fancy their chances of recording a victory in Andalusia.

The visitors have been involved in a number of low-scoring encounters of late with under 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last nine outings in La Liga.

Espanyol may not be in the best of form, but they should have enough quality to see off a Granada side who are struggling for confidence.

OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Real Madrid 93 38 29 6 3 106 41 65
2. FC Barcelona 90 38 28 6 4 116 37 79
3. Atlético Madrid 78 38 23 9 6 70 27 43
4. Sevilla FC 72 38 21 9 8 69 49 20
5. Villarreal CF 67 38 19 10 9 56 33 23
6. Real Sociedad 64 38 19 7 12 59 53 6
7. Athletic Bilbao 63 38 19 6 13 53 43 10
8. RCD Espanyol 56 38 15 11 12 49 50 -1
9. Deportivo Alavés 55 38 14 13 11 41 43 -2
10. SD Eibar 54 38 15 9 14 56 51 5
11. Málaga CF 46 38 12 10 16 49 55 -6
12. Valencia CF 46 38 13 7 18 56 65 -9
13. Celta de Vigo 45 38 13 6 19 53 69 -16
14. UD Las Palmas 39 38 10 9 19 53 74 -21
15. Real Betis 39 38 10 9 19 41 64 -23
16. Dep. La Coruna 36 38 8 12 18 43 61 -18
17. CD Leganes 35 38 8 11 19 36 55 -19
18. Sporting Gijón 31 38 7 10 21 42 72 -30
19. CA Osasuna 22 38 4 10 24 40 94 -54
20. Granada CF 20 38 4 8 26 30 82 -52

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