Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Benito Villamarin will host Monday’s Andalusian derby between Real Betis and Granada. Los Beticos have drawn the previous six league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways in La Liga. Real Betis are determined to represent Spain in European competitions next season, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Granada.
Los Granadinos, on the other hand, are six points behind the Europa Conference League berth. Diego Martinez’s men have slim chances of securing a top-seven finish, and given the importance of Monday’s clash for los Beticos, home win should be considered. Both Nabil Fekir and Aissa Mandi are banned for the hosts, while Martin Montoya, Dani Martin, and Victor Camarasa are likely to miss the game with injuries. As for the visiting team, Roberto Soldado is suspended, while Kenedy, Vallejo, Silva, Neva, Milla, and Lozano are all injured.
Highlighted Player (William Carvalho):
Angola-born defensive midfielder William Carvalho has overseen a dramatic rise in his stock over the past few seasons at Sporting. William Carvalho is coming from a proper football family since his father and grandfather were also footballers, but his way to the top has had a somewhat dramatic twist to it.
Carvalho moved to Portugal as a child and first started playing football in the streets before he was picked up by Recreativos Desportivos de Algueriao. William Carvalho joined the Sporting football academy at the age of 13 The 24-year-old Portugal star player has spent two years on loan at Fatima and Cercle Brugge, before he got the chance to cement his place in the starting line-up for Portuguese giants.
William Carvalho came through all youth ranks with the Portugal national team, while he was given his senior debut in 2013. Carvalho played an important role in his country’s maiden European Championship title in France over the summer.
Highlighted Team (Granada):
Granada are an Andalusian football club that plays in Spanish La Liga. The club were founded on 14 April, 1931 and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy. El Grana, though, booked their place in the Spanish Cup final in 1959, but Barcelona proved to be a big catch for the Andalusian outfit.
Granada host their rivals at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, the stadium that was built in 1995. The capacity of the stadium is 23,934. Granada’s main rivals are fellow Andalusian team Sevilla, but Real Betis are regarded as the club’s bitter rivals as well.
The likes of Yacine Brahimi, Juan Aguero, Gustavo Benitez, Pahinho, Denis Milar, Julio Montero Castillo, Capi, Cesar and Jose Mingorance are famous players that were part of the Estadio El Sadar outfit in the past. The original colour of Granada’s kits were blue and white, but after the Spanish Civil War the club chiefs bought new ones (red and white).