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Barcelona will do battle with visiting side Granada at Estadio Camp Nou in the La Liga meeting on Thursday.
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Barcelona will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-2 La Liga success over Villarreal.
In that match, Barcelona had 57% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Barcelona was Antoine Griezmann (28', 35'). Villarreal CF got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Samuel Chukwueze (26') scored for Villarreal.
At least three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Barcelona have taken part. Opposing sides scored 6 times in these games while Barça managed a tally of 19. We will find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Barcelona:
- have not been beaten in the league by Granada in their last 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 13 league matches at home. Incredible, really.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Sevilla in La Liga action, Granada and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Granada had 36% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Granada was Roberto Soldado (90'). Sevilla FC got 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Ivan Rakitić (16') and Lucas Ocampos (53') scored for Sevilla.
The stats don’t lie, and Granada have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 11 goals overall. Defensively, Nazaríes have been far from perfect.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 29/10/2016 shows us that Barcelona have won 5 of these and Granada 1, with the number of drawn results being 0.
A combined total of 21 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 15 from Barça and 6 coming from Nazaríes. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
Team News: Barcelona
Martin Braithwaite (Ankle Injury), Philippe Coutinho (Rupture of Outer Meniscus) and Moussa Wagué (Patella rupture) won’t be playing for Barcelona gaffer Ronald Koeman.
Team News: Granada
Thanks to a mainly available group, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Granada gaffer Diego Martínez to be concerned with. Luis Milla (Muscle Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the view that Granada will likely be able to put one past this Barcelona lineup, but that possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re going for a 2-1 winning score for Barcelona at the end of this one. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Lionel Messi
Chairman: Joan Laporta
Manager: Ronald Koeman
Competitions: La Liga position 3, Copa del Rey (Final), Supercopa (Final)
🔑 Star Player: Ousmane Dembélé
Regularly used in the Left Wing position, Ousmane Dembélé was born in Vernon, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Rennes in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 24 appearances.