Sevilla vs Granada preview

April 20, 2017
By: Nemanja Lazarevic

Fourth-placed Sevilla have a chance to put the final nail in Granada’s coffin and at the same time improve their chances of securing automatic Champions League berth.

The clash between two sets of los Rojiblancos should be a pretty one-sided affair, although the visitors are still not without chances to secure La Liga survival.

It appears that the hectic schedule and long season have taken its toll on Jorge Sampaoli’s side, who have largely struggled for form during season finale.

There is a chance that unexpected Champions League elimination at the hands of Leicester City took the wind out of their sails, but los Rojiblancos now need to try and get back to their best.

Sevilla slipped to fourth as they won just one of last five league fixtures and they could be in danger of missing out on a top 4 finish altogether unless they start winning soon.

The game against struggling Granada would seem like a perfect opportunity to do so, with home win paying just 1.20 (1/5).

Jorge Sampaoli welcomes back important players Samir Nasri and Adil Rami, but Benoit Tremoulinas and Michael Krohn-Dehli are not yet ready to return.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Rico – Mariano, Pareja, Rami, Escudero – N’Zonzi, Iborra – Vitolo, Nasri, Jovetic – Ben Yedder.

With just six games to go, Granada sit seven points adrift of safety and given their latest performances, nobody believes they can avoid the drop.

Los Rojiblancos have six defeats in last seven games, sharing spoils only with Deportivo La Coruna on the road, and they don’t have much to hope for at the moment.

Four successive defeats at home are enough to suggest that even the players have lost all hope of surviving the current campaign, and the team are very low on confidence ahead of the trip to Andalucia.

New boss Tony Adams has failed to bring instant improvement as his new side were soundly beaten by Celta Vigo, and he now faces another difficult game.

The visitors face serious selection problems as both Mubarak Wakaso and Sverrir Ingason are banned, whereas Isaac Cuenca, Adrian Ramos and Dimitri Foulquier are out injured.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Ochoa – Vezo, Lomban, Saunier, Silva – Krhin, Agbo, Boga – Ponce, Kravets, Pereira.

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