Granada vs Barcelona
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.
The Catalans are furiously chasing a spot in the podium. As of now, they are placed fifth in the table, and if it were a usual season, they should have been at the top of the table.
However, 2020-21 seems to be from an entirely different mold.
Ronald Koeman’s men cannot afford to drop anymore points, especially with the season entering its climatic second half. They need to deliver flawless performances here on to make up for the points they had dropped earlier in the season.
This weekend, they are pitted against the Nasrids, who have failed to show any consistency during this campaign. They have been conceding goals in plenty, and more importantly, also have an inferior h2h record against this rival over the past several years.
Considering these factors, expect Barcelona to deliver a commendable performance this weekend at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.
Granada vs Barcelona: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Catalans had won 12 of the previous 14 overall wins.
- They have scored three or more goals in five of the preceding eight meetings.
- They had kept clean sheets in four of the former six encounters.
- The guests have a 100% winning record at this stadium in the past decade, barring just two fixtures.
Granada vs Barcelona Prediction
Diego Martinez’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Eibar. In the meantime, Koeman’s men registered a 0-1 win on the road the past game week, against Huesca.
Going on, Barca were unbeaten in 13 of their last 16 overall fixtures, and two of the three losses during this stretch had come against Real Madrid, and Juventus.
They had also won four of their past five road trips, and had scored three or more goals in three of these games.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 10 of their past 16 overall games, and the few wins during this stretch had come against weak teams in the La Liga, or against teams from inferior leagues.
Furthermore, the Catalans also have a superb h2h record against this rival over the past several years, and have scored heavily in the process.
With Koeman’s men desperate to stamp their authority once again in the Spanish top flight, we can expect a dedicated performance from them. Thus, expect Barcelona to post the three points on the board this weekend, and to score handsomely as well.
Granada vs Barcelona: Betting Tips
To Win: Barcelona @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).