An important fixture with vital points up for grabs at both ends of the La Liga table takes place on Tuesday evening. Granada will be looking for the victory to move clear of the drop zone, while Athletic Bilbao will be looking for the points to move up to seventh and put themselves within a point of the European spots.
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Both Granada and Athletic Bilbao will be looking for big victories in mid-week to improve their chances of achieving their goals for the season. Granada are looking to fight off the risk of relegation, while the visitors will be looking for the points to improve their chances of finishing in a European spot this season.
Bilbao come into this fixture on the road currently sitting four points behind Real Sociedad and six behind Real Betis. They could yet finish in a Europa League or Europa Conference League place this season, but it is essential that they pick up a victory in this fixture. Defeat for Bilbao could see them go seven points behind Sociedad during this mid-week round, which would mean that their chances of a European finish would be unlikely with just two fixtures of the season remaining.
However, they come into this fixture having gone three without defeat, while they have picked up two victories during that run. But, they were held to a 0-0 draw by Valencia in their last fixture.
Granada are far from safe in La Liga this season, as they come into the final three games of the season sitting in 17th place in the league standings. They could drop into the bottom three should they lose this fixture at home against Bilbao in midweek. Granada has been in decent form recently though, as they are unbeaten in their last three games.
During that run, they have picked up two draws and a single victory. A seventh win of the campaign was recorded in their previous fixture, as they picked up a massive 6-2 victory on the road against Mallorca. Jorge Molina scored twice in that win, while further goals in the big success were added by Luis Suarez, Sergio Escudero and Myrto Uzuni.
Granada vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head
The previous fixture between these sides earlier in the season ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw. Bilbao also beat Granada in the second meeting between the sides last season. However, Granada have won each of their previous two home games against Bilbao. The most recent of their victories was a 2-0 success in September 2020.
Granada vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Granada has a strong home record in this fixture, and that could be essential for this meeting between the sides on Tuesday. For that reason, we would side with a victory for the home side, as we could see them winning 1-0 to ease their relegation worries and move clear of the bottom three spots.
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