Granada CF is looking for a surprise in Seville that it needs

It has been insistently repeated for weeks, even months, from all spheres of Granada that the team’s permanence in First division this campaign went through the home games.

However the grenade cf he is letting one opportunity after another pass by at the Nuevo Los Cármenes, to the point that he has accumulated six games without winning at home, where he has not won since he did it in December against Atlético de Madrid. This contrasts with the fact that it has been away from home where he has achieved the only victory obtained in the last twelve days. Caught at 2-3 against Alaves from the previous trip to Vitoria, Granada visits Sevilla this Friday with the aim of giving a surprise and getting back to add three to get away from the relegation places.

The team led by Ruben Torrecillawho does not remove the interim label but who continues to lead the squad, begins the day with three points of rent over Mallorca, which marks the cut of relegation. This means that a tie in the Sanchez Pizjuan It would guarantee him to finish the day in a permanence zone.

A priori, surely many would sign to join today given the strength of a Sevilla that, despite their recent irregular results, is completing a great campaign, is still up, lost last day against Barça after a long time without doing so and is the only team of the championship that has not yet lost this course as a local. Whatever happens, the rojiblancos will spend the weekend looking at the results of Levante, Alavés, Mallorca and Cádiz, among others, so that the rent on all these teams, at the very least, does not decrease.


Torrecilla could bet again against Sevilla for a defense with three central defenders and two lanes, which is his favorite drawing but which he gave up unsuccessfully to start with four back against Lightning. It is the most likely option given the potential of Sevilla and what happened against the Rayistas.

This would return the young Raul Torrent to the starting eleven to form behind with Domingos Duarte and Germán, with Quini and Escudero on the flanks, unless the versatile and powerful Antonio Puertas breaks into one of the two. It remains to be seen if Petrović He continues to accompany Luis Milla in the midfield and who are the players who act from the middle of the field upwards, which is where Torrecilla manages more alternatives.

The Venezuelan Darwin could appear machis after the good second half signed in the last match, while it is difficult to see Luis Suárez on the bench because of the speed he brings and also Jorge Molina because week after week he is one of the best rojiblancos. they will be absent in the clash due to injury Carlos Neva, Rochina and Dani Raba, while Arias and the midfielders Montoro and the Frenchman Gonalons went from safe casualties to doubts.

The last three have joined the group work this week after missing several games due to injury and have options to return to the callalthough in no case will they have a place in the starting eleven.

The rival

Sevilla, for its part, returns to its fiefdom after suffering the third defeat of the championship last Sunday at Camp Nou (1-0), which also caused it to move to fourth place in the table, now tied with Sevilla itself. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

the significant advantage that the Sevillans had in second position has been diminishing due to recurrent setbacks, as evidenced by the fact that of the last four LaLiga games they have drawn three, against Alavés, Rayó and Real Sociedad, and lost the one against Barcelona. LopeteguiAs usual in recent months, he will have to wait until shortly before the match to decide on the entry list due to the accumulation of injured or physically impaired players.

Dane Thomas Daleneythe Brazilian Fernando Reges and Suso Fernández, are safe casualties due to longer-term ailments. They will be joined by Argentinean Marcos Acuña and Dutchman Karim Rekik, defenders who traveled to Madrid on Wednesday to undergo recovery treatment to overcome their respective muscle injuries.

The sixth guaranteed absence will be that of the Argentine right-back Gonzalo Montielwho must serve a suspension due to the accumulation of warnings, while another who has not been seen training this week is midfielder Óliver Torres, who was no longer included in the squad for the match against Barça.

On the positive side is the fact that Argentine playmaker Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez He returned to work with the group on Tuesday after more than a month absent due to a muscle injury, so his entry into the call is assured, another thing is that he leaves the starting lineup after several weeks of inactivity.