Granada vs Barcelona
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (Granada).
Barcelona is slowly kicking into gear. Luis Suarez made a return to the squad and announced his arrival in style with a man of the match performance that saw him score twice against Valencia. To top it off, news has been circulating that Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele are about to de announced fit too.
As of now, Cules worldwide will be curious as to how their attackers would line up. Ernesto Valverde is going through a problem of plenty at the moment. Teenage sensation Ansu Fati seemed to jump out of nowhere into one of the main players in the squad and coupled with Carles Perez, Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Suarez and the returning Messi, it’d be a wonder as to what even the front three might be.
Hosts Granada surely will not be welcoming these guests with open arms. Diego Martinez’s men have lost just once this season in the competition, and it came at home. Interestingly, this was their sole home tie so far as well.
Now with the in-form arrival of Barca, problems are about to be compounded for the home team.
Granada vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)
- Barca won the previous six games in a row.
- Five of the former six matches saw Granada conceding thrice or more.
- The hosts lost the prior three clashes at this venue.
- The combined scorecard for the last three meetings at this stadium is 2-10, in favor of the guests.
Granada vs Barcelona Prediction
Barcelona is easily the best in Spain along with Real Madrid, and they are back to defend their league crown. While the team was plagued with injury problems at the start of the season, problems seem to be dissipating as of now.
H2h clashes firmly place the Blaugrana as the favorites. They have won the former six clashes on the trot and scored thrice or more in five of these. At this venue, they recorded wins in the last three meetings and registered a total of ten goals in the process.
Going on, at home, Granada has won just once in the last decade and disregarding that 2014 tie, they have lost every single other encounter.
Moreover, with Messi missing the first four match-days, the guy will be eager to kick-start his goal-scoring exploits, and that’s never a good sign for oppositions.
Quite easily count on a comfortable win for the defending champions.
Granada vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Barcelona to Score in First Half @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Barcelona @ 1.40 (2/5).