The semi-final of the Europa League qualification will take place on September 24, and we have prepared a forecast for the match between Granada and Lokomotiv Tblisi. Will the outsider survive? – read below.
The Spanish club is experiencing an upswing, as it has been showing good play for three matches. Diego Martinez’s team fared well last season when they finished in the last seventh European place.
In this Europa League draw , Granada has already played one match and secured a victory over Teuta (4: 0). As you can see, the Nasrid were not afraid to go forward and completely outplayed the opponent, and Yangel Herrera managed to score a double.
The team is eager for the group stage, but the next match is against the Georgian Lokomotiv, which, unlike the previous rival of the Spaniards, looks more collected, so the hosts will need time to study the competitor on the field.
The club from Tblisi entered the top four teams in Georgia at the end of the last championship, so they had the opportunity to play in the qualification of the Europa League, although they had to start from the 1/8 finals.
Lokomotiv not without problems beat KSU Craiova (2: 1), and in the last European Cup match surprised everyone, as they knocked out Dynamo Moscow (2: 1), which became a real sensation. The fight took place in Georgia, however, almost the entire meeting the guests dominated the field, but still luck was on the side of the underdog.
Levan Korgalidze’s wards are sent to Spain already as heroes, although no one is going to surrender ahead of time.
Granada have not lost for three matches.
In the last five matches, Lokomotiv have lost only once.
The team from Tblisi has already registered two victories in the qualification of the Europa League.
There is no doubt that Granada will press with all their might and most likely will achieve their goal, because the Spaniards are superior, but Lokomotiv will gnaw the ground for the desired result, especially after the victory over Dynamo, because Levan Korgalidze’s guys believed in themselves …
In our opinion, an outsider is capable of, if not losing, then avoiding defeat for sure, so we suggest paying attention to the positive handicap of the guests.
Our prediction is the victory of Lokomotiv Tblisi, taking into account the handicap (+3.5) goals for a coefficient of 1.76 in BC Winline
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