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Granada will be facing away side Barcelona at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in the La Liga clash on Saturday.
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Granada go into this fixture following a 0-0 La Liga drawn game vs Elche CF.
In that game, Granada had 52% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. At the other end, Elche CF had 18 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Granada haven’t conceded. The reality is that Granada have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 5 goals during that time. We will just have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Granada:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Barcelona in their previous 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Barcelona go into this clash following on from a 1-2 Copa del Rey win with the eclipse of Linares in their last game.
In that game, Barcelona had 81% possession and 24 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Barcelona was Ousmane Dembélé (63'). Linares got 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Barcelona have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in total. At the back, Barcelona can certainly do much better.
Going into this encounter, Barcelona are undefeated in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes dating back to 21/09/2019 tells us that Granada have won 2 of these and Barcelona 3, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 for Nazaríes and 12 coming from Barça. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league match between these sides was La Liga match day 5 on 20/09/2021 when the final score was Barcelona 1-1 Granada.
That time, Barcelona had 77% possession and 17 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player to score was Ronald Araújo (90').
On the other side, Granada got 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Domingos Duarte (2') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Santiago Jaime Latre.
Team News: Granada
Regarding absentees, there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Granada boss Robert Moreno to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Neyder Lozano (Head Injury) is sidelined.
We think that Nazaríes will probably line up in a 4-4-2 formation with Luis Maximiano, Quini, Victor Diaz, Raul Torrente, Carlos Neva, Antonio Puertas, Luis Milla, Maxime Gonalons, Darwin Machis, Jorge Molina and Luis Suarez.
Team News: Barcelona
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández has multiple availability issues to deal with. Ferran Torres (Metatarsal Fracture), Pedri (Muscle Injury), Moussa Wagué (Patella rupture), Frenkie de Jong (Strain), Ansu Fati (Hamstring Injury), Martin Braithwaite (Knee Injury), Ronald Araújo (Hand fracture) and Sergi Roberto (Hamstring Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We reckon that Barça seem likely to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup using M. ter Stegen, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Pablo Gavira, Sergio Busquets, Nico Gonzalez, Ousmane Dembele, Luuk de Jong and Ferran Jutgla.
We’re inclined to think that Granada have it in them to score against this Barcelona side, although one goal probably shouldn’t prevent defeat.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for Barcelona at the end of the 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (19,336)
Captain: Víctor Diaz
Chairman: Yi Rentao
Manager: Robert Moreno
Competitions: La Liga position 13
⭐ Key Player: Luis Suárez
Generally used in the Striker position, Luis Suárez was born in Santa Marta, Colombia. After making a first senior appearance for Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 4 league goals in this LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season to date in 19 appearances.