Villarreal vs Granada for the Spanish La Liga championship match on Saturday at El Madrigal Stadium.
Although Villarreal have won their five home matches against Granada in the top category, leaving with zero goals suffered in the last four, they should not be trusted for their favourite condition: the yellow team added all three points in only 31.25% of the league meetings as hosts in last season, the lowest percentage of the division.
Despite this, Villarreal ended the 2018-19 campaign without losing any of the last five La Liga (LL) matches played in their pitch (G3, E2). In four of them, both teams scored at least one goal, something that happened in 73.68% of Villarreal’s league clashes at home in the last championship.
Fact: Villarreal’s last six league losses in their stadium have been for a goal difference. Granada experienced a similar situation at home last season, suffering its previous seven official losses by the minimum.
The newly-promoted Nasrid team was shown as a tough side to beat in the last season: there were less than 2.5 total goals in 61.90% of their home league games. Similarly, their previous three league premieres (G0, E3, P0) have registered two or fewer goals, including a 1-1 draw with Villarreal in 2016-17.
Players to follow:
In the last five official home matches in which Carlos Bacca (VIL) has seen the goal, both teams have scored to record an average of 4.6 total goals per game.
Offensive midfielder Antonio Puertas has been Granada’s first scorer in four of the last five league games in which he has scored.
Statistics to consider:
Villarreal won for the last time on the first day of the league in 2014-15. Since then, two draws and two losses.