Online soccer predictions that win for Villareal – Granada
Villarreal hosts Granada at the Estadio de la Ceramica in a match from the first round of La Liga’s 2021/22 season. Stay with us and our online soccer predictions that win for this clash. Here we go!
Villarreal start the new season in excellent mood after winning the first trophy in their history so far. The Yellow Submarine triumphed in the Europa League final against Manchester United which led the club to a historic first glory. This is also some amazing performance from the manager Unai Emery who won the club a trophy in his first season there. Emery is known as a specialist in winning Europa League as he won the trophy for a 4th time in his career so far.
Villarreal know how important it is to reinforce the team all of the time so they made some moves on the summer market. The club decided to buy Tottenham Hotspur’s Juan Foyth after using him on loan last season. At the same time the club also signed Reims’ striker Boulaye Dia and Almeria’s midfielder Manu Morlanes. Real Betis’ centre-back Aissa Mandi arrived as a free agent.
Some players left the Estadio de la Ceramica as well. The centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori moved to Saudi Arabia while Mario Gonzalez was sold to Sporting Braga in Portugal. Enric Franquesa moved to Levante while the right-back Miguelon made a move to the newcomers Espanyol. Meanwhile Jaume Costa, Carlos Bacca, Xavi Quintilla and Ivan Martin all left the Europa League winners as well.
What Villarreal’s fans hope right now is that their club will be able to keep the influential centre-back Pau Torres. It’s being rumoured that Torres is wanted by Real Madrid as a replacement for Raphael Varane. Pau is a top class defender who also represented Spain during the Euro 2020. He’s just 24-years old which puts him in a perfect age for making such a move to one of the biggest clubs in the country. Villarreal would be weakened if Pau Torres leave, but at the same time it would mean some fantastic fee they would receive for his services.
Another key player Villarreal would hope to keep is the striker Gerard Moreno. Just like Pau Torres, he represented Spain during the European Championship. Moreno scored 30 goals in 46 games for the Yellow Submarine last season and proved to be one of the most in-form strikers in Europe. Some clubs are interested in his services, but it won’t be surprising if Villarreal decide to keep him for their Champions League efforts in the upcoming season. We could say the same about Pau Torres as well – both players would be extremely important in the Champions League.
Dani Parejo remains the most important player in Villarreal’s midfield. The former Valencia captain is the creative genius in the Yellow Submarine’s team. He knows how to control the game, how to change the tempo and switch from defense to attack. Signing Parejo was one of the first things Unai Emery did since joining Villarreal. And we can see why.
Granada start the new season with a new head coach on the helm. This is the former manager of the national team Robert Moreno. The 43-years old tactician returns to Spain after a short stint at Monaco in the Ligue 1. He did very well while managing Spain, but his efforts in France was somehow average. Now he can prove he’s really a good and probably one of the future top coaches in Spain.
On the summer transfer market Granada signed three new players so far. The Peruvian centre-back Luis Abram arrived from Velez Sarsfield while Carlos Bacca moved from Granada’s first opponent for the new season – Villarreal. Granada also signed the talented 21-years old midfielder Monchu from Barcelona. All three players moved to Granada as free agents – the club didn’t paid any fees for them.
The veteran Roberto Soldado left Granada and moved to La Liga rivals Levante. At the same time the goalkeeper Rui Silva moved to Real Betis while Fede Vico also left as a free agent. We shall remind you that Granada can’t use Kenedy, Jesus Vallejo, Yangel Herrera, Nehuen Perez and Domingos Quina anymore – they returned to their clubs after the end of their loan spells.
Despite being 39-years old, Jorge Molina remains one of Granada’s most dangerous strikers. The veteran scored 8 La Liga goals last season and he remains a forward with a pure instinct for the goal. Now he would have some solid competition after the arrival of Carlos Bacca. The Colombian striker is a well-known name in Spain and a player with some fine qualities. Bacca was not needed in Villarreal anymore, but he could be a really important player for Granada. If he manages to score double figures for his new club it would be very good. And it won’t be surprising at all.
Monchu is another new signing we should keep an eye on. Product of Barcelona’s famous academy La Masia, Monchu spent the last season in Girona. He played a lot of games for this club, so maybe now he’s ready to impress in La Liga as well. This is going to be Monchu’s first season in the elite division. If everything goes according to plan, Monchu could turn out to be one of Granada’s best players. At least this is what we expect of him.
That’s our online soccer predictions that win for the La Liga fixture between Villarreal and Granada from the first round of the competition. The Europa League winners are starting the new campaign full of confidence after their historic European triumph. Villarreal are a completely different beast under the management of Unai Emery and they are ready to prove it. At the same time Granada are starting the season with a new head coach and this is something that should give them some excitement. Let’s see what’s going to happen here. Villarreal are the favorites, but Granada are going to be tough.