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Granada vs. Rayo Vallecano 4/3/2022 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Granada faces Rayo Vallecano on 4/3/2022 at 11:30 AM.

Rayo Vallecano takes on Granada in a La Liga match. Granada with a record of 6-10-13 this season comes into this game with a 2-6-7 record on the road. Rayo Vallecano is 9-5-14 this season and is 8-3-4 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Granada and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. Rayo Vallecano came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on Granada at their home pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Rayo Vallecano and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Rayo Vallecano than game on their home pitch?

The Granada Roster

The Players to Watch for the Granada

Luis Javier Suárez FW



As a scorer, Luis Javier Suárez had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Granada teammates, Luis Javier Suárez had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Luis Javier Suárez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Javier Suárez has 1 Red Cards this season.

Carlos Neva DF



Carlos Neva has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Granada teammates, Carlos Neva had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Carlos Neva has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Carlos Neva has 0 Red Cards this season.

Luis Milla MF



Luis Milla has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Granada teammates, Luis Milla had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luis Milla has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Milla has 2 Red Cards this season.

Germán Sánchez DF



As a scorer, Germán Sánchez had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Germán Sánchez has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Germán Sánchez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Germán Sánchez has 0 Red Cards this season.

Quini DF



Quini has 18 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Granada teammates, Quini had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Quini has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Quini has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Rayo Vallecano Roster

The Players to Watch for the Rayo Vallecano

Iván Balliu DF



Iván Balliu has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Iván Balliu has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Iván Balliu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Iván Balliu has 0 Red Cards this season.

Catena DF



As a scorer, Catena had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Catena has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Catena has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Catena has 0 Red Cards this season.

Francisco Garcia DF



As a scorer, Francisco Garcia had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Francisco Garcia has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Francisco Garcia has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Francisco Garcia has 0 Red Cards this season.

Santi Comesaña MF



Santi Comesaña has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Santi Comesaña has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Santi Comesaña has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Santi Comesaña has 0 Red Cards this season.

Álvaro García FW,MF



As a scorer, Álvaro García had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Álvaro García has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Álvaro García has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Álvaro García has 0 Red Cards this season.

Granada Team Stats

The Granada Offensive Stats and Metrics

Granada scored 0.97 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Granada scored those goals off assists 68.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.66 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Granada was able to score on 0.31 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Granada attempted 3.07 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Granada attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 29.7% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.







Granada Defensive Stats and Metrics

Granada gave up 1.34 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Granada plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.83 shots were saved by Granada goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Granada goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 72.1% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 17.2% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Granada. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.







Granada Utility Stats

Granada tried 10.72 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Granada in the top 90 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Granada has successfully intercepted 12.69 passes per 90 minutes of action. Granada is in the top 35 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Granada has committed 14.52 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Granada is in the top 74 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Granada drew 14.59 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Granada is in the top 14 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Granada had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.69 times per 90 minutes of action. Granada is in the top 41 percentile in offside calls against them.







Rayo Vallecano Team Stats

The Rayo Vallecano Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Rayo Vallecano was able to score 0.89 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Rayo Vallecano scored those goals off assists 89.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.79 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Rayo Vallecano converted on 0.26 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Rayo Vallecano attempts 3.5 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Rayo Vallecano attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 26.5% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Rayo Vallecano Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Rayo Vallecano was able to hold opponents to 1.0 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.79 shots were saved by Rayo Vallecano goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 73.6% of shots on target were saved by Rayo Vallecano goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Rayo Vallecano goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 21.4% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Rayo Vallecano Utility Stats

Rayo Vallecano tried 14.68 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Rayo Vallecano is in the top 63 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Rayo Vallecano has successfully intercepted 16.14 passes per 90 minutes of action. Rayo Vallecano is in the top 12 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Rayo Vallecano has committed 17.21 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Rayo Vallecano in the top 98 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Rayo Vallecano drew 16.29 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Rayo Vallecano in the top 4 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Rayo Vallecano had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.29 times per 90 minutes of action. Rayo Vallecano is in the top 88 percentile in offside calls against them.

Granada vs. Rayo Vallecano Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Granada 1 Rayo Vallecano 2

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