Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Monday’s football game between Granada and Girona will close round 5 of the new La Liga campaign. Los Granadinos aim to recover from a 5-3 loss to Real Sociedad, but given their difficulties at the back, we are not tempted to put our money on the Andalusian outfit. Both Jesus Vallejo and Raul Torrente are major doubts, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Catalans, meanwhile, did well to shock Sevilla at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in their last away game. Girona are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win and we predict that they will take advantage of Granada’s shaky defence. The likes of Borja Garcia, Joel Roca Casals, Ricard Artero, and Toni Villa are out of contention through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team. In their last encounter in the Spanish top flight Girona defeated Granada 2-0.
Highlighted Player (Christian Stuani):
Cristhian Stuani is considered one of the best Uruguay attackers. Stuani was born on 12 October, 1986 and he began his senior career at Danubio. He impressed with the Uruguayan outfit, scoring 23 goals in 36 appearances for the club and, as a result, he became a target for a number of top European clubs.
In 2008 he signed a contract with Reggina, but he failed to impress in 17 appearances for the Italian team. After spending the 2012/2013 season on loan at Espanyol, Christian Stuani signed a permanent deal with the Catalan side in 2013. Stuani scored 12 goals in 37 league appearances for Espanyol in the 2014/2015 Primera Division campaign, but at the end of the season he moved to Middlesbrough for a reported €3 million fee.
The 186-cm-tall striker made his Uruguay debut on 14 November, 2012 in a friendly win over Poland. Stuani also represented la Celeste at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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).