By David Goulbourn
When: 3:00PM EST, Friday, April 21st, 2017
Where: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville, Spain
Betting Line: OFF
TV Coverage: beIN Sports en Español
Sevilla (18-8-6) welcome Granada CF (4-8-20) to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Friday in a La Liga clash that sees the teams in 4th and 19th go head to head with each other. The last time these 2 sides met was in December when Granada CF ran out shock 2-1 winners at Estadio Los Carmenes thanks to goals from Andreas Pereira and David Lomban. The win for Granada CF came as a huge surprise and gave the club their first victory of the season at the 14th time of asking. New manager Tony Adams would love a repeat result when the sides face off on Friday.
Sevilla come into the game sitting in 4th place and despite their recent poor form they should still qualify for the Champions League. They currently sit 8 points clear of Villarreal in 5th place and are now 3 points behind Atletico Madrid in 3rd. It has been a very difficult couple of months for Sevilla fans having seen their side exit the Champions League at the hands of Leicester City and also slide out of the title race. On the other hand, it has been a difficult season for Granada CF fans as their side have struggled all year having won just 4 games. New manager Tony Adams will be hoping to engineer a change in his sides fortunes and complete an unlikely escape from relegation.
Granada CF come into this game in a poor run of form having lost 4 of their last 5 games. Last time out they were beaten 3-0 by a Celta Vigo side who had made a raft of changes with their focus on the Europa League. Goals from Jozabed, Marcelo Diaz and Claudio Beauvue gave Celta Vigo a comfortable victory and saw Tony Adams lose his first game in charge of his new club.
Sevilla come into this game on a difficult run of form as well having won just 1 of their last 7 games. Last time out they played out a dull 0-0 draw with Valencia CF at the Mestalla Stadium. The result meant that the club have now gone 5 games in a row away from home without a victory in all competitions. Pressure is now mounting on manager Jorge Sampaoli and this week he has been linked with the vacant Argentinian international manager’s position as speculation mounts about his future with the Seville based club.
1. Sevilla have lost just once all season at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium and have conceded just 14 goals in those 15 games.
2. Granada CF have the worst away record in La Liga and have failed to win any of their 16 away games this season, picking up just 4 points in the process.
3. With 62 points, Sevilla have their second best points tally at this stage of the season in their history.
Two struggling sides face off against each other here, but you would expect Sevilla’s class to shine through here against a very poor Granada CF side.
Sevilla 2, Granada CF 0
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