Our match prediction:
Granada gave fans some cheer on Sunday as they managed to beat Deportivo La Coruna at Estadio Municipal de Riazor thanks to a goal by Youssef El-Arabi. Los Granadinos managed to put an end to their four-match losing run in La Liga and their fresh confidence will be tested in Thursday’s relegation six-pointer against Sporting Gijon. The newcomers blew their chance to move away from bottom three at the weekend as they were totally outplayed by Espanyol at their Estadio Municipal El Molinon. Given that no more than one point separates the two sides in the standings, we predict a close encounter at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes and there is every chance the two relegation-threatened teams will share the spoils on Matchday 27. When the two sides met in Gijon in the reverse fixture they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw.