Granada CF VS Cadiz - Spanish La Liga, Match Picks

Match Time:5/3/2021 00:30 Monday  (GMT+8)

Spanish La Liga --  Granada CF   VS   Cadiz

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Granada will be looking to make it back-to-back La Liga wins on Sunday evening when they welcome Cadiz to Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. Diego Martinez's side recorded a famous 2-1 win away to Barcelona on Thursday to strengthen their grip on eighth spot in the table, while Cadiz currently occupy 13th position in Spain's top flight.


Match preview
Granada fell behind in the 23rd minute of Thursday's clash at Camp Nou, with Lionel Messi making the breakthrough, and Ronald Koeman's side were, at that point, on course to move to the top of the table. The visitors had other ideas, though, and levelled the scores just past the hour through Darwin Machis before Jorge Molina scored the game's decisive goal in the 79th minute to secure a 2-1 victory over the title hopefuls. Granada have now won three of their last four in La Liga, and a total of 45 points from 33 matches has left them in eighth position, now only four points behind seventh-placed Villarreal on the same number of games. Martinez's side finished seventh in La Liga last term on their return to this level of football, and they will certainly be looking up the table rather than down at this stage. Granada's home form this season has also been impressive, winning nine of their 16 matches, picking up 30 points in the process, which is the fifth-best record in the division. Cadiz, meanwhile, will enter the contest off the back of a 1-1 draw away to Real Valladolid last time out; Oscar Plano sent the hosts ahead in the 14th minute before Juan Cala's 64th-minute effort secured a point. Back at this level of football for the first time since the 2005-06 campaign, Cadiz have enjoyed an impressive season, picking up 37 points from 33 matches to sit 13th in the table. El Submarino Amarillo have enjoyed some standout wins in the league this season, beating both Barcelona and Real Madrid, and they are in a strong position to secure at least one more year at this level. That said, the gap to the relegation zone is only seven points, meaning that they will want to put another victory on the board as soon as possible to just ease any lingering fears. Alvaro Cervera's side have been strong on their travels this term, picking up 20 points from 16 matches, but they are without a win in their last four matches with Granada.


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Team News
Granada will have both Antonio Puertas and Angel Montoro back from suspensions for this match, but Neyder Lozano, Domingos Duarte, Luis Milla, Carlos Neva and Jesus Vallejo are all still injured. Rui Silva and Kenedy remain doubts, meanwhile, meaning that the home side will again be far from at full strength for this weekend's contest. Head coach Martinez is expected to make a couple of changes from the team that started against Barcelona, with Montoro and Puertas potentially returning, but Roberto Soldado should again lead the line. As for Cadiz, Jens Jonsson is back from a suspension and should return to the starting XI, while the same can be said for Salvi Sanchez, who also served a ban against Valladolid. Alfonso Espino's booking against Valladolid will rule him out of this contest, though, and Luismi Quezada, Alex Fernandez and Alberto Perea will miss out through injury. Alfonso Espino's booking against Valladolid will rule him out of this contest, though, and Luismi Quezada, Alex Fernandez and Alberto Perea will miss out through injury.


Granada possible starting lineup:
Escandell; Foulquier, Perez, Sanchez, Quini; Herrera, Montoro, Gonalons; Puertas, Soldado, Machis


Cadiz possible starting lineup:

Ledesma; Iza, Fali, Cala, Akapo; Sanchez, Mari, Jonsson, Izquierdo; Sobrino, Negredo


Prediction: Granada 1-0 Cadiz

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