18:30 GMT 25 March 2018
This weekend has been largely starved of football in Europe’s best leagues because of the international break but Spain’s Segunda División hasn’t taken the break. On Sunday, Granada host Numancia in one of five second-tier games. Both sides have struggled in their quest for promotion as Granada sit 6th while Numancia are 9th.
With Granada spending their first season in the second division for seven years, the previous meetings between these two sides have been few and far between. In the three meetings, Numancia have lost two and won once. The most recent fixture in October ended 3-1 to Granada which was made much easier in the 46th minute as Numancia’s Markel Exteberría was sent off. There have been 11 goals in the last three matches.
It’s important that the hosts take advantage of their game-in-hand by overtaking Oviedo into 5th place. They could close their gap on league leaders, Rayo Vallecano to just five points with a win.
Latest matches: Granada CF
|18.03.2018||LaLi||Real Oviedo||Granada CF||2:1||L|
|10.03.2018||LaLi||Granada CF||Gimnastic de Tarragona||0:1||L|
|03.03.2018||LaLi||CD Lugo||Granada CF||2:1||L|
|25.02.2018||LaLi||Granada CF||Alcorcon AD||2:0||W|
|18.02.2018||LaLi||Cordoba CF||Granada CF||1:2||W|
Like their opponents, some of the teams above Numancia in the table have played an extra game. Three points would take them into the top six but it won’t be too easy against a side that has enjoyed better form this term.
Latest matches: Numancia CD
|18.03.2018||LaLi||Numancia CD||Tenerife CD||2:0||W|
|11.03.2018||LaLi||Barcelona B FC||Numancia CD||2:2||D|
|03.03.2018||LaLi||Numancia CD||Real Zaragoza||1:2||L|
|25.02.2018||LaLi||Albacete Balompie||Numancia CD||1:0||L|
|18.02.2018||LaLi||Numancia CD||Cadiz CF||1:0||W|
With both teams very nearby in the table, it has all the makings to be a very close game. Granada hold the slight edge with home advantage but a draw will probably be the most likely outcome. As with the past meetings, there should be goals in this one.
25 March 2018 - 18:30 GMT
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